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The Two Heavens

You know how when a person or animal you love appears in your dreams? (I hope you’ve experienced that because it’s magical.) Well, one day, I was thinking about my dad and decided to see if I could bring him into my dreams. He’s been gone from the earth for…

A Message from the Bees

Last week I did a very bad thing. I let fear get the best of me. But I’m not sure what else I would have done, because I was protecting my family and the dog. Still, I felt deep sorrow. And I got reprimanded by the bees the following day.…

The Keepers of the Stones

I was in the U.K. this month for two weeks. We saw Scotland and England. When my husband and I decided we would go to England for the second week, I told him that the one must-see in England for me was Stonehenge. “For me, too,” he answered. During my…

Celtic Wheel of the Year

The Wheel of the Year

In the Intuitive Plant Medicine course I have just begun, they talk about the Wheel of the Year and about starting to pay attention to cycles and how you feel during them. There are a few cycles we could pay attention to—like moon cycles (every 28 days), months (12 of…

Learning Poison Ivy

A while back I wrote an article on identifying Poison Ivy vs. Wild Sarsaparilla. I wrote it because when I went searching for how to ID both plants by their roots I came up empty. I won’t repeat that info here, you can read the post if you are interested.…

The Herbal Astrology Oracle

This Mother’s Day, my daughter blessed me with The Herbal Astrology Oracle. I had seen this deck come across as an Amazon suggestion, and it looked like it would be pretty, but I thought, “I have a problem with buying too many decks and I don’t really know astrology, anyway.”…

Eastern Red Cedar

Speaking of Animism…

Oh, we weren’t? Sorry, I have conversations in my head all the time. So, I’m driving along the other day, listening to a podcast, and one of the hosts said “we share 50% of our DNA with trees.” Say what? She also mentioned that we share 25% of our DNA…

The Four Elements

The four elements of nature are Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. (There is a 5th element, called Ether, which is Spirit—or what connects us to Spirit.) This system of thought, it seems, is attributed to the Greeks. But the Chinese culture similarly has 5 elements—wood, earth, water, fire, and metal.…

Nettle Mint tea

Fresh Herbal Tea

It’s that time of year when the world is waking up from sleepy winter and the plants are poking their heads out of their soil beds. Including nettle! Now is the best time to harvest it, when it is young. You can even make pesto with it! I consider nettle…