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 Has Quickly Turned to Summer

Summer is here! I hope everyone is taking it easy, not overdoing it, and resting so that you’ll have the energy to do all that needs to be done over the coming months! At the same time, I hope you are enjoying the warmth and light that this season brings! I wanted to briefly introduce […]

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 […]