Wildcrafting is a practice that our ancestors took part in for generations and is how they got their food and medicine. I believe wildcrafting is in our lineage, it’s a part of us. Although, our world has shifted and the greed and over-use of wildcrafting have damaged our ecosystem in more ways than one. We must remember that plants are a crucial part of sustaining our ecosystem and its inhabitants.Read More
When our intuition comes into play, we are trusting the part of ourselves that isn’t physically tangible. Kind of like that moment you decided to go left instead of right like you usually do, and then later you find out that there was major traffic on your normal route and you were able to let source guide you.
Source is the muscle.Read More
Practicing herbalism or taking herbs does not make you holistic.
Let’s dive into the introduction of true holistic herbalism and allow me to introduce to how I wish to practice herbalism for myself and any future clients. Understand how I see beyond the symptom by connecting the emotions, elements and energy within plants and people.Read More
Taking herbs in a capsule form is extremely convenient, especially if you have a lot of powdered herbs on hand because it’s easy to pack into a pill mold. However, how often are you thinking about your preparation go-to and when it’s most appropriate? Have you considered the importance of taste?Read More
The key to experiencing success through Herbalism is by having interconnectedness amongst ourselves and the universe. This trickles deeper into emotion, elements and energy.Read More
Ojas is expressed as vitality, endurance, fertility and patience- all of which are grounded qualities of Kapha. Ojas is the subtle essene related to health and well-being. It makes you peaceful and patient- all of which we could all use more of. Building Ojas can be a multifaceted approach, and can mostly be achieved through expressive workings of balancing your Kapha dosha.Read More
As humans, we are also a part of nature. We are affected by the weather, the local reach of seasonal foods, and the reduced hustle of the season. However, we too come in seasons. Until we understand that we are part of earth’s ecosystem, we won’t begin to understand that us too require seasonal shifts. Just as the trees do, we too must become grounded with the earth.Read More
For the present me, food is a life force, it's energy, it's community, and it's value in every essence of it's being. For the past me, and for the me that still makes me human, food can still make me feel shameful, hurtful, and life sucking. For years I felt completely robbed of the cultural pleasure of eating.Read More
Technology has been at the forefront of our days for only the last couple of decades and while there are many contradicting arguments to be had over it, I strongly believe it has changed our lives for the better. If you are anything like me, and the rest of the world, our eyes are paying the price for this gift. My whole life revolves around screen time and it's incredibly hard for me to leave screen time at a minimum. Or, maybe for you it's not the amount of screen time you get that is bothering your eyes, perhaps it's seasonal allergies or chronic dry eye, maybe even a cold that is making them irritated and watery. No matter the case, I have been known to use herbal eye washes to calm any eye ailment I have.Read More
First and foremost, the herbal approach is more than herbs and this will be important as you continue to manage your IBS and Food Intolerance symptoms. When practicing herbalism the biggest compliment to the herbs start with a healthy lifestyle practice, but that can feel confusing when you struggle with food intolerance especially because if you are in anything like me you are unable to eat avocados, quinoa, asparagus, walnuts, and pineapple.. healthy stuff!Read More
Herbal tinctures are one of, if not the mother of all ways to receive a long-lasting and effective gift from a plant. A tincture is a type of preparation that goes beyond using solvents like water, honey or oil. Instead, tinctures are created with alcohol, glycerin or apple cider vinegar and is prepared for the purpose of ingesting and is mostly targeted as a herbal medicine.Read More