I knew including Cannabis in the Herbal Mindfulness course curriculum would ruffle some feathers. I chose to include Cannabis because it is a wonderful herbal ally. While Cannabis may have a reputation as being a controversial plant, there’s nothing controversial about sharing energy with Cannabis. Often when we think about Cannabis our mind first goes … Continue reading Yes, Cannabis is an Herbal Ally!
ABOUT IMBOLC Imbolc, also known as Imbolg or Brigid's Day, is celebrated each February 1 at the halfway point between Yule (Winter Solstice) and Ostara (Spring Equinox). Imbolc brings the very beginning of Spring as our days slowly become a bit longer, the Earth starts to thaw, and the possibility of new life feels ever … Continue reading Imbolc: A Sacred Ritual to Awaken our Potential and Plant Seeds of Intention
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
ABOUT BELTANE Beltane, also known as May Day, is celebrated each May 1. Beltane embodies the peak of fertility season kicked off with Ostara, and embraces continued growth and development. Beltane leans toward partnerships through it's sexual undertones and community through it's public celebrations, such as dancing around the May Pole. While joining in a … Continue reading Beltane: A Sacred Ritual to Embrace Growth and Development