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
Even as a suburban homeowner I couldn’t get my head around trying to kill “weeds”. They seemed as green as grass, easier to grow and maintenance free. My neighbors didn’t always share my cavalier attitude towards chickweed, plantain, clover and dandelions but they also didn’t border the overgrown meadow at the edge of the neighborhood like … More Weeds Never Looked So Good!
As a herbalist student I have been asked to answer the ultimate question, what do I need? Not as in what do I need to get through this day, to get through this coursework or even to get through this season, but what do I need from the universe. Not what I want, but what … More What do I need?
As I embark on my quest to become a certified herbalist I find myself asking, why? I have always had an interest in plant medicine and nutrition. My personal experience with dietary changes dramatically reducing my pain levels and improving my health have fueled my passion for promoting wellness through a plant-based diet. Our gut … More Why On Earth Would You Want To Be A Herbalist?
The road to wellness is full of pot holes. My journey starts with careful attention to details and a well mapped out plan of action. I am no stranger to this road so I have already built in plenty of flexibility and kept my expectations under the speed limit. I have my motto of “move … More D*mn Potholes
The Word Press daily prompt for inspiration is “once upon a time” and oddly I have a draft from over a year ago that starts just that way. It has remained a draft because it is incredibly boring and depressing. Once upon a time boring and depressing was my life. No more. I worried, kept … More Once Upon A Time Is So Yesterday
I have been attempting participation in Word Press Blogging 101 and was intrigued by one of the assignments. The challenge was to look over comments I had left on other blogs to inspire a post of my own and to mention and link the other blog. Fortunately, I had just read a great blog and left … More Get Moving
The beginning of a New Year seems like prime time to write a blog for even the most reluctant bloggers, such as myself. I reviewed my past blogs (all 9 of them) to get a feel for what I might want to focus on for 2015. I am always hopeful that I will be positive … More A Brave New Year For Both of Me
As the holiday season nears an old familiar feeling rises. Deep profound sadness flows in like the rising tide and I greet it like an old but annoying friend. I really don’t know why it happens but I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way. It doesn’t come from my expectations being too high. … More Always Blue Christmas
I looked forward to the “empty nest” with a fervor that made me question the very existence of my basic mothering instincts. Where was the angst, the wringing of hands, the worrying that I would never see my fledglings again? Somehow I was fairly certain they would still be about and had no worries that I … More Be Your Own Baby
A few years ago I had a friend offer to trace my family tree and my knee jerk response was not to bother. I had never had any interest in genealogy. The one thing I knew about my family was that we are born to run. Scattered far and wide across the globe, “tracing” would … More An Unlikely Existence
I am probably one of the most reluctant bloggers in the whole world. A random idea may live in my head for many months before I will make the effort to create a post. The real downside to this much procrastination is that others may have the same thought and actually write about it before … More Invisibile or Invincible?