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Fireside Chat: Ancestral Medicine with Robert Birch & Seraphina Jan 30, 2022

My best friend Robert Birch and I have taught together for nearly as long as we’ve known each other. We met in a workshop in 2003, and since then, we’ve facilitated more large community rituals than we can count. Here, we discuss our backgrounds and relationship with ancestral...

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Rosemary Gladstar’s Iron Syrup Sep 21, 2021

This recipe is from my well-loved copy of Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar, published in 1993.

Rosemary calls it Iron-Plus Syrup.

The 'plus', is the addition of vitamin C and other mineral-rich herbs that help the body absorb iron.

*Read my commentary at the bottom.

Ingredients:...

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Milky Oats & Deep Nourishment Jul 31, 2021

I was 22 years old and working in a health food store when I met a frazzled customer asking for help for her hot flashes and insomnia.

Her eyes were anxious, her voice raspy, and the feeling was desperate.
Out tumbled the story of her heart-wrenching divorce that coincided with her mother's...

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Poplar: A Bud for Winter’s End Mar 11, 2021

When I need to regroup and pause, I go and sit by the Poplar tree. Perhaps it’s the convergence of elements they live among that’s so soothing, with that borderland where river meets rock and gnarly root. Poplars are majestic. Sturdy. Powerful. And in the in-betwixt season of late...

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