April 1, 2019

I remember walking across a vast meadow between two small mountains in the Yukon. It was June. The meadow welcomed the midnight sun with an ecstatic dance of wild rose, fireweed, flax and sweetly scented sage. Bird song from small groves of stunted poplars gladdened t...

June 16, 2017

I spent this afternoon in the apothecary. Historically, the apothecary was the medical hub of a community. It was where one found medical advice, herbal remedies, a mid-wife and perhaps a surgeon. Today the word is obsolete, as there are no longer such places. But I li...

May 31, 2017

Points to remember:

  • Begin with a high mineral. These herbs will give your tea body. Two great high mineral herbs are: Nettles and Alfalfa.

  • Choose a couple of herbs with volatile oils, herbs with good scent and are flavourful. These plants include: Peppermint, L...

May 18, 2017

What to do with dandelions?

1. Facial masks made with dandelion flowers are a Russian beauty secret. Pluck five dandelion flowers and toss into the blender. Then add a quarter cup of plain yogurt and one tablespoon of honey. Blend well. Gently smooth the paste over your...

May 2, 2017

Bears are the totem animal of herbalists. Some say it is because they have a keen sense of the medicine contained in roots. For example, the bears that live on the wind side of the Rocky Mountains have a deep understanding of Osha’s (Ligusticum porter) medicine areas....

April 27, 2017

The belief that herbal medicine has to taste bad to be effective is not always true.  The spirited flavour of peppermint (Mentha piperita) or the sweetness of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is both tasty and effective medicine.  However, in the case of a class of herbs...

April 22, 2017

Migraines are debilitating. The pain stops life: no engaging with family or friends, no work and no simple pleasures in life. The only refuge once a migraine attacks is a dark quiet room. Hopefully, sleep brings relief. There has been a 50% increase in the occurrence o...

April 21, 2017

Webster’s definition of resistance the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.

A psychologist’s definition resistance is the phenomenon often encountered in clinical practice in which patients either directly o...

April 12, 2017

To discover deep sleep again it is important understand- insomnia is a symptom. 

About half the people I see as a herbalist struggle with insomnia. Many people miss two, maybe three nights sleep every week. In the worse cases, sleep is elusive every night for months and...

March 24, 2017

Making Mistakes

Healer Heal Thyself

Protection and security are BIG themes in our world.

An important question every healer needs to ask herself sometime or another is: how do I protect myself?

Many healers take out insurance policies and wrap themselves in white light. Lo...

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