Safety Within

Well… here we are.  In NY, it is week 10 of shelter-in-place. No matter your particular situation:  How are you doing? How are you feeling: physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually? Have you been learning new things about yourself, your life, your world? Discovering challenging things, uncovering pearls of wisdom or inner gifts?  Do you have things […]

On Learning About a New Plant

I checked in at East West’s student forum yesterday (even though it was supposed to be a non-working day.)  In a post, we were getting a scolding from our wonderful teacher and fearless leader, Michael Tierra, for not taking him up on his contest on Facebook.  I logged into Facebook and could not find the […]

Spring Flower Essences

I adore Spring; how the trees assume glows of color – bright green, yellow, orange, red, pink, white – in the form of new buds and flowers.  I love the flush of life, and the trout lilies that carpet the forest; and especially the green and purple mottled leaves with yellow flowers that seemingly float […]

Adventures in Herbal Remedy-Making

One of my favorite parts of being an herbalist is the process of making remedies.  Of course, when one wild-crafts one must know the plants they are harvesting, whether or not they are at-risk or endangered, and if they are indeed the plants one thinks they are (vs toxic!)  See 7Song’s amazing PDF on responsible […]