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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

Am I an Herbalist?

I have always struggled with what I call myself, especially in professional settings. Whether it be my herbal work or my full-time job, it is always uneasy to navigate. For me, it has always been more comfortable to say 'I do...' rather than 'I am...'.Maybe it's insecurity, minimal self-esteem, or simply a lack of comfortable … Continue reading Am I an Herbalist?

Litha: A Sacred Ritual to Welcome Summer

ABOUT LITHA Litha, also known as Midsommar or Summer Solstice, is celebrated each June 20-22. Litha is the longest day (and shortest night) each year when the sun reaches it's highest point and begins to retreat in preparation for Autumn and Winter. Litha is beloved for embodying the warmth and joy of the season through … Continue reading Litha: A Sacred Ritual to Welcome Summer

Foraging & Harvesting Guidelines

A few weeks back I posted a brief video on Instagram regarding some upsetting things I had started to see on social media (watch the full video below). At the time, I felt a bit overwhelmed seeing posts asking questions like 'what should I do with this herb I just picked'. This really struck me … Continue reading Foraging & Harvesting Guidelines