Posts tagged herbalism
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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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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May Morning Magic, Rituals, & Offerings for Beltane

Blessed Beltane! Today marks the next turning of the wheel in the Celtic calendar – if Equinox/Ostara was the spark of springtime, the fire now blazes bright on this May day morning. Check out this post to learn more about this sacred Fire Festival, get sneak a peak at our traditions & celebration ideas, and find a recipe for an herbal brew to make you feel like the Queen of May.

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A Recipe for Ancestral Connection

I know very little about my ancestors long gone from this Earth, besides the basics of where they may have resided for some spans of time. One thing I know for certain though is that when I eat certain foods I feel such a sense of deep resonance...like I have eaten this meal countless times in many eras. As if it is part of the makeup of my very bones. The first spring Nettles are one of these foods for me.

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Herbal Allies for the Return of Spring

Ah, the quickening of Spring. This time of rebirth in the natural world began in February and continues to flourish as we approach the Spring Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. As such, the winter chill has begun to thaw, the forest floor is dotted with beautiful blooms of spring ephemerals, and more greenery surrounds us with each passing day. In this blog post, learn more about herbal actions and wild medicinals to help you transition from winter to spring.

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A Recipe for Restoration

Maybe it's the cold, dreary weather or maybe it's our entrance into Pisces season, but all I know is that I'd very much like to stay in bed for as long as possible, spend hours of the day drinking tea and reading, and all around devoting more time to rest. With that in mind, here is one of my favorite restorative herbal tea recipes: Tulsi Nettle Chai.

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Herbalism as Sacred Remembering

Have you heard the call? Do you walk through forests and hear whispers echoing through the rustles of wind-swept leaves? Does a dandelion sprouting up from the cracks in the sidewalk ignite a fire in your spirit? Are you passionate about connecting people and plants? If so, click here to learn more about the Vitalist Herbal Practitioner Program and transform your love of plants into a career as a holistic herbalist.

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