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!
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
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
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…
When I was a small girl I lived in a big world and it was all good. Nothing and no one needed a label or analysis. There were just two things, good and bad. Bad hurt and was a lesson to be learned. Anything that didn’t hurt was good. Life was unlimited. But little people … More Working on My Uneducation
A fellow blogger of mine,Pam B Newberry! , recently nominated me for the: Versatile Blogging Award THANK YOU,Pam B Newberry! I am deeply honored by your nomination! It means a lot coming from a seasoned writer and all around great gal! Here are the rules of the Versatile Blogging Award: Thank and link to the … More Versatile Blogging Award
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