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Hello 2020: Energies and Correspondences for a Bright and Beautiful New Year

January 1, 2020 not only kicks of a new month, a new year, but also a new decade. Whoa! This might feel like a huge start or restart and in some ways, it is. As we move into 2020 with clear intentions and open hearts, it is important to have an understanding of some of … Continue reading Hello 2020: Energies and Correspondences for a Bright and Beautiful New Year

Why Was 2019 Such a Painful Year?

There's no doubt that for many of us 2019 brought difficulty, hardship, and pain. But why was 2019 so painful? I have an idea: Growth. Growth is painful, plain and simple. My theory is this: 2019 was painful because we were growing. Maybe not physically growing, but there is no doubt that every one of … Continue reading Why Was 2019 Such a Painful Year?

Yule: A Sacred Ritual to Welcome Winter and Embrace Introspection

ABOUT YULE Yule, also known as Winter Solstice or Midwinter, is celebrated each December 20-23 at the halfway point between Samhain and Imbolc. Yule welcomes the official start of Winter with the shortest day and longest night of each year. As cold weather draws us into our homes, it also draws us into ourselves. The … Continue reading Yule: A Sacred Ritual to Welcome Winter and Embrace Introspection

Unhappy Holidays: Personal Pain at the Most Wonderful Time of Year

When people ask me about my Christmas plans, I usually shrug it off and say something to the extent of 'we don't really celebrate Christmas'. I've been asked if that is a religious choice, financial choice, and a variety of other personal and prying questions in search of clarity from my unusual response. Depending on … Continue reading Unhappy Holidays: Personal Pain at the Most Wonderful Time of Year

Self Care Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Whether you're shopping for loved ones or picking up something special for yourself, this is a wonderful time of year to explore small businesses making amazing handmade goods.  We teamed up with a bunch of our friends and are excited to share our 2019 Self Care Winter Gift Guide.  With so many amazing shops and … Continue reading Self Care Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Samhain: A Sacred Ritual to Complete the Harvest Cycle and Honor Our Roots

ABOUT samhain Samhain, is celebrated each October 31 at the halfway point between the Mabon (Fall Equinox) and Yule (Winter Solstice). Samhain marks the completion of the harvest season and the onset of the darker half of the year. As we welcome the darker days and colder nights, we also take moments to express our … Continue reading Samhain: A Sacred Ritual to Complete the Harvest Cycle and Honor Our Roots

Essential Oils: A Cautionary Tale

The following story is a personal experience and is in no way, shape, or form medical advice or instruction. There is no doubt that essential oils (EOs) are officially in the mainstream and mass market. The fact that you can purchase essential oils at almost any store, including gas stations, speaks to the prevalence and … Continue reading Essential Oils: A Cautionary Tale

Mabon: A Sacred Ritual to Find Balance and Welcome Autumn

ABOUT Mabon Mabon, also known as Autumn Equinox or Second Harvest, is celebrated each September 20-23 at the halfway point between the Lughnasadh and Samhain. While the flowers and blooms of Summer are fading and the nights are growing cooler, we celebrate this sabbat when the lightness of day and darkness of the night are … Continue reading Mabon: A Sacred Ritual to Find Balance and Welcome Autumn

It’s Okay: 10 Permissions for the Herbal Minded

As people who identify as herbalists, herbal minded, gardeners, etc., we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to align with what we see as the acceptable version of our role. Many of us look at community leaders (i.e. people with huge IG followings) as role models and to inspire our own journeys. Just like … Continue reading It’s Okay: 10 Permissions for the Herbal Minded

Lughnasadh: A Sacred Ritual to Embrace Abundance and Express Gratitude

ABOUT LUGHNASADH Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas or First Harvest, is celebrated each August 1 at the halfway point between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and Autumn Equinox (Mabon). As flowers come into full bloom, fruits and vegetables ripen, and new life from Spring continues to grow and develop, we are for the first time fully … Continue reading Lughnasadh: A Sacred Ritual to Embrace Abundance and Express Gratitude