Cultivating Relationships with Herbs as Preventative Care

In our modern lives full of busyness and distraction, we often forget that being well, at its core, lies through the most basic practice: preventative care. Sure, there are medicines we need for acute situations that we might not necessarily take every day. But many of the herbs that we take for modern ills like stress, fatigue, etc. must be taken regularly, over time to create a positive shift in our body. Learn more about herbs for preventative care on the blog.

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A Recipe for Kitchen Witches: Fire Cider

Fire Cider is a traditional folk remedy for colds, flus, fevers, and preventative care. This immune-boosting tonic is essentially a sweet and spicy infused vinegar, packed with powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and circulatory herbs. Read more to check out our recipe for this folk favorite!

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Plant Profile: Motherwort

Motherwort is one of those plants that I had heard of in passing but truthfully didn’t know much about…as soon as I encountered her, I fell head over heels! I have personally been working with and growing Motherwort since March of this year and am so grateful for her medicine and teachings. Learn more about Motherwort and her supportive role as an energetic and physical medicine in this plant profile.

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Begin Your Herbalism Journey with The Herbal Academy

I am regularly asked (whether on Instagram or in person) by those who want to study herbalism where they should begin...typically my answer is something like, "Go outside! Learn about the plants in your backyard!" While sitting with our plant allies, observing them in their natural habitat, tasting, touching, smelling them, and tuning in to the messages they have for us are absolutely incredible ways of connecting with the plant world, a structured learning environment is also often necessary.

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Your Tarot Questions Answered!

Instead of doing the weekly Tarotcast, I thought I would ask you all to send in your Tarot-related questions so that I could help you 1) understand what I do and 2) grow in your own personal reading practice. I received some pretty amazing questions! Check out the blog to learn more about my thoughts on particular card meanings, how to ask great questions, and more.

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Spring Stinging Nettle + Ramp Soup

Oh the abundance of Spring! The bees are buzzin', gardens are beginning to fill with lush greenery, the first stone fruits are changing colors, and the forest is rich with wild edible foods. While I'm having no trouble gathering most of my favorite Spring edibles, the one I desperately want to find seems to have decided to grow elsewhere this year! Not a single Stinging Nettle has popped up in my usual spots. Not one! So when I saw bags of this herbalist's personal favorite hanging out at the local Sunday Farmer's Market, I was filled with pure joy! That combined with a recent inclusion of locally foraged ramps in my Fresh Harvest box got me thinking about the creamy, dreamy spring soup. 

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