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Bitters and Transforming Bitterness

I have been exploring bitters lately. The bitter taste and how it support good health. I have always liked the taste of something bitter. A few years ago, I began to wonder about motherwort and her bitterness and if she would support my digestion as well as my nervous system, heart and womb. I began […]

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Motherwort-Womb Wisdom

Oh, Mother, bless our being Oh, Mother, bless our being Oh, Mother, bless our being We are fully wise Within your heart Within your womb Within your heart. *** I began to write about motherwort as a way of writing about the folk method of herbal crafting. The messy, simple, common way to craft a […]

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It Belongs to the Wind and the Rain

I wrote this essay in 2015.   As I walk around the spiral, I see that I have come to a place that seems similar to this one again…a place of vulnerability and looking at the things that I need to nourish and heal in my life and my work.   I feel less afraid than I […]

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Summer Solstice Plants

Summertime. The word Solstice means “pause”. My shamanic teachers have offered wisdom to me about this time of year as not a waning but a widening, an expansion of the earth’s energies and a great time of manifestation. At Summer Solstice, the energy of the earth is fully activated from the deepest parts of the […]

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Comfrey-Mother Protector

The Comfrey plants are leaning over, heavy with the rain that has fallen overnight. The sun shines now as I sit with the Comfrey. Many bees buzz around…many, many bees. The Comfrey stands about 5 feet tall. The vibrant, bright green leaves have indentations that resemble veins and arteries, or a river with many paths […]

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Wild Roses~What is Personal and Invisible

It has been many years since I discovered the wild roses growing in abundance on our land.   We moved here in December and I did not know that the thicket down on the land was over an acre of roses.  It has been a beautiful and miraculous journey since then. I have always had […]

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From My Sources of Connection and Spirit

I have been experiencing some miraculous benefaction in my life right now. And, I have also been experiencing some extremely frustrating and angry feelings at the same time. What has happened? I have been having some light headedness and dizziness lately. And the thing is that I have been on a journey to drink nourishing […]

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The Journey of the Rose~A Shamanic Herbal Tale in Three Parts

I wrote these essays eleven years ago.   I am still on my journey with rose after so many years.  Her teachings continue to inspire and deepen year after year.  Part 1 ~ Love and Beauty at your Doorstep I am looking forward to the blooming of the wild roses this year. Each day making my […]

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This is the Kind of Herbalist I Am

I am a shamanic herbalist. I communicate with the plants around me as companions and wisdom teachers. I have developed intimate relationships with the plants w ith which I live. I seek them as teachers. They have told me that they want me to constantly be talking to them. I also eat these plants and […]

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Ignited in Me Was the Wise Woman

I have been on the spiral path of the wise woman for more than 20 years now. Before that first step onto the path, I was a therapeutic teacher at a school for homeless children in Seattle. It was very stressful and joyful work. My energy was depleted in ways that I didn’t realize at […]

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