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...

September 14, 2015


When my office was in a downtown environment, I always thought I was good at managing time during time with a client. I used to surprise myself how I could keep an appointment to two hours or one hour.  Then I let go of the office and began seeing people in my home. M...

September 9, 2015

 Healing is a journey of transformation. Healing is the process of changing from one condition into another. It is alchemical. Healing carries mystery with it. Healing is an act of faith: a willingness to receive the unknown moment and its gifts. Healing has a kind o...

August 31, 2015


Healer Heal Thyself

What is your relationship with colours and the elements?


Humans have a powerful relationship to colour. We have favourite colours. Colours we dislike. Colours we use to express love. We decorate our homes with specific colours at celebratory times o...

February 5, 2015


Medicine Making - Apple Cider Vinegar

What is it?

Apple cider vinegar is a fermentation of apples. A chemist would say apple cider vinegar is an acid, composed primarily of acetic acid and malic acid. An herbalist would say that its sour taste is acidic and therefore co...

January 19, 2015



In Celtic traditions, the Hawthorn (Crataegus oxycantha) was the tree that grew atop the hollow hills that were the entrance to the realm of Faery -- their thorns protecting against those who would come blundering through, but their flowers and leaves and berries fee...

January 13, 2015


This morning, with the moon hanging in a powder blue sky, it was cold enough that even my lab, Bubbaloo, hesitated when I put my boots on to go for a walk. So I closed the door on the cold, put the kettle on and spent some time flipping through seed catalogues.


Many p...

January 3, 2015


This morning, after braving minus 15 celcius and blowing snow, Mark returned from the mail box with a seed catalogue. 

Medicine gardens begin with seeds. This is the first task to creating a medicinal plant garden: sourcing good quality seeds. Because during the summer...

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