Posts in Rowan + Sage
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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Plant Profile: Juniper

As we dive into the depths of winter, the evergreen trees are shining in all of their luscious, green glory! Including our native juniper species, Juniperus virginiana. Walking along the hedges of these gorgeous green trees and collecting their deep blue berries alongside the birds has become a winter ritual for us this year, one that I hope to continue in winters to come. In this plant profile, we take a deep dive into the expansive history of Juniper across the world through its folklore, medicinal uses, and more.

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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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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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