Springtime Achoo!

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where my tissues is! I love Spring and all its glories and challenges.  New growth peeking out everywhere reminding you that plant identification is all about patience and maybe you don’t know as much botany as you thought.  Warm, sunny days with yellow clouds of pollen … More Springtime Achoo!

Listening Heals

Each New Year brings up the infamous social network question, “what is your word of the year?”.  We brazenly put forth a single word to define our entire annual focus and then soon forget it.  This year I tried to ponder the question with a degree of reflection and I choose the word “listen”.  Listening … More Listening Heals

Thawing the Freeze

Sometimes in life we just plain freeze up.  It can be subtlety insidious with a slowing down when life gets chaotic and before you know it you are overwhelmed and completely frozen — unable to move forward or any other direction. A year ago I changed “Murgatron’s Musings” to “Marigold Moon Herbal and Wellness” to … More Thawing the Freeze

The Little Deaths In Life

Originally posted on Contemporary Shaman:
The shamanic path is sprinkled with what is referred to as ‘Little Deaths’. In traditional shamanism this would come by taking a plant medicine like Ayauasca named “ The Little Death”. This is due to going through an initiated rebirth of sorts where you transform, transcend and release. However even…

Coming Out

As an officially enrolled student in a Green Spirit Master Herbalist program my assignments often include reflecting upon my spirituality and beliefs.  Of course, step two is to write it down for submission.  I am blessed to have a husband that is capable of professional proof-reading and is amazingly willing to read nearly everything I … More Coming Out