Posts in Rowan + Sage
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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My New Year's "Resolution" – Embracing Clinical Practice

Hello friends, readers, and fellow explorers on the plant path. I hope you are having a wonderful start to the New Year! We spent our holiday enjoying some much needed rest, caught up on our reading (I may have purchased many more herb books to add to my bookshelf), and dreamed about what this year year would hold in store. Earlier in 2018, we sowed seeds of intention for the shifts now beginning to grow but in the meantime, we tended to the soil – so to speak – by making some big changes in how we run our business, our offerings, and much more.

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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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Plant Profile: Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm, or Melissa officinalis, is by far my favorite and most used herb for self-care. She is such a powerful herbal ally that uplifts our spirits, calms the nerves, and aids digestive health. If you have Celiac Disease like me, or struggle with anxiety-related digestive issues, lemon balm may be a wonderful addition to your self-care regimen. Learn more about lemon balm in this plant profile.

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