Honoring the Equinox & Cyclical Shifts

Happy Equinox to you dear friend! If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere like me, welcome to the glorious descent into Fall. And to all of my Southern Hemisphere friends, welcome to the bounty of Spring! Yesterday/today marked the shift in seasonality where the light of night and day are equal in number and even if one was not previously conscious of this shift, did you feel something? A change in the air perhaps?

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Do you Dream of Becoming a Herbalist?

There are so many different ways to be a Herbalist. Maybe you want to learn how to take care of your family and friends when flu season strikes. Perhaps your goal is to have a line of skincare products, herbal teas, or other planty preparations. Or you might be like me and want to be a Clinical Herbalist someday. No matter which path you choose, it is important that you have resources and education to help guide you along the way.

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A Letter for Lammas & Call to Rest as Summer Closes

Blessed new moon and a bountiful Lammas to you! Has every day this week felt like a Friday to you? Or rather, has the entire month of July just felt like a big long drawn out week to you?? It has for me. But now we're here. August 1st. New Moon in Leo. The next turning of the wheel, one more step towards fall, and the beginning of the harvest season.

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Took “The Pill”

Every single person with ovaries who comes to me for help is struggling with at least one, if not a handful, of symptoms related to their cycle – from ovulation and menstruation pain, PMS, dysmenorrhea, PMDD, and fatigue to PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal imbalances, and so much more. And here’s the thing, your cycles should not be painful, marked with difficult symptoms, or cause significant interference with your daily life.

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Living in Relationship with our Plant Allies

When it comes to herbalism, there are many different approaches, schools of thought, and materia medicas that vary from one tradition to the next. Every herbalist has a slightly different way of doing things…but one thing that I think we all can agree on is the importance of allyship with medicinal herbs and the ethical requirements of walking the plant path.

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Yarrow: Myth, Magic, and Medicine

Have I mentioned how much I love Yarrow? It is perhaps my favorite plant in my entire garden (don’t tell the other herbs that). Learn more about the extensive history of Yarrow in medicine and myth in this in-depth monograph on our dearest plant ally.

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Allies for When Grief Strikes

I do not mean to be pessimistic, but it seems that with every passing day we are confronted with an even more heartbreaking headline – states are stripping people with a uterus of their rights, climate catastrophe is imminent, violence in all of its forms seems to permeate every aspect of our modern existence and it is completely overwhelming. I cannot open my news tab on my phone or scroll on social media without experiencing a visceral reaction in my nervous system – anger, sadness, frustration, anxiety, and most of all…grief.

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