Healing Grief

Healing Grief: Natrum Muriaticum When I was 21 years old, my father unexpectedly died 10 days after my birthday. He was 47 years old. Death is strange. It’s as natural as birth, we all know it’s going to happen, yet when we see someone grieving the loss of a beloved we treat them like an…

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Nettles: Magic, Myth & Medicine

As we near the spring Equinox and the pagan holiday Ostara the nettles beckon from the field behind my home. Ostara, or spring equinox, is the holiday celebrating birth and renewal as the sun warms the earth. The sun coaxes the plants upward to receive nourishment. New life sprouts out of the dark, rich, soil.…

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Fire Cider: An Easy-to-make homemade respiratory tonic

Many decades ago, renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar coined the term “Fire Cider” for a delicious respiratory tonic made from easy-to-find kitchen ingredients. When I was in herbal school in the late 1990’s, I learned this delicious recipe as Professor’s Blend.  No matter the name you call it by, this beloved recipe is now one made…

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Naturally fermented pickles – Vinegar Free

Naturally fermented (aka cultured) pickles produce the most delicious sour flavour thanks to the naturally occurring good bacteria.  The pickles float in a cloudy brine that is delicious. Many are known to drink this brine for the flavour and beneficial bacteria. When we had sore stomach’s as kids, my mom or grandmother would have us…

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