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By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

The shortest day and the longest, deepest night just passed on December 21, 2016. Are we here? Take a moment to listen for your true self under all the noise, to hear your heart. Breathe. Amidst the post-holiday running around and all the to-do's and the frightening uncertainties of the dramas playing out in our time... there is an invitation to show up, dissolving the need to know, to be certain, and open ourselves to wonder, to be guided. We dream the world into being every moment. We really do. On S... read more.

  • December 30, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

A couple of friends of mine called me on a Saturday morning when they had bad colds that were getting worse. Her head felt heavy and was hurting badly. She was very congested, and concerned that it might turn into pneumonia, as had happened to her the year before. He was feeling weak and sick, and coughing a lot, which made his chest hurt. They'd been sick for a day or two at that point, and had been "trying everything" as people so often do. Does this sound familiar to you? "Simplify," I suggested. They al... read more.

  • December 27, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

  A mature white pine tree is a magnificent being! Pine's healing effects on the respiratory system are due to it's aromatic, resinous oils and tannins. These and more make it an important herbal medicine for the lungs that can be used on its own to good effect, as a full-strength infusion or a steam, or as a cough syrup. White Pine Infusion 2 cups fresh white pine needles 1/2 gallon water Cut up 2 cups or more of fresh pine needles and the small twigs that they grow on. Use your fingernail or a knife... read more.

  • December 15, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Crying is how we feel and heal grief and it's something we all have an innate ability to do. The fact that tears do not come easily for so many people is unnatural and culturally induced. Sometimes nothing feels as good as a good cry. And sometimes our healing tears can be uncontrollable. Perhaps with many of us still reeling with deep concern to downright despair and fear, we need to have mass cry-ins. People could take turns weeping when others are too exhausted from weeping to continue. Or maybe we ou... read more.

  • December 02, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos

Mullein is one of my all time favorite herbs for healing the lungs and bronchia. Grief lodges in the lungs. Spiritually, mullein invites us to spiral into the earth to find our deep center of truth and to engage the power of the earth and add it to our own. Mullein also teaches us how to look far over the territory ahead to see what we are working for and walking toward.... read more.

  • November 30, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos

Here is our newest video in the Plant Medicines Series: each one features a local medicinal plant and includes tips on identification, harvesting and uses. Wherever you live, there is medicine under your feet!... read more.

  • October 13, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos

Here is our newest video in the Plant Medicines Series: each one features a local medicinal plant and includes tips on identification, harvesting and uses. Wherever you live, there is medicine under your feet!... read more.

  • October 13, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos

Here is the latest video in our plant medicine series, featuring the generosity of Elder (Sambucus nigra). Enjoy!! And do share...knowledge is empowering!... read more.

  • August 31, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos

Summer is richly abundant with plant medicines! Here is the latest video in our plant medicine series, featuring the generosity of red raspberry. Every part of red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) and her close relatives can be used in preparing food and medicine. Enjoy!! And do share...knowledge is empowering!... read more.

  • July 05, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

When the news of the world, or even the news in your personal world, makes you want to get back into bed and pull covers over your head, forever, or run for “the hills” (that may no longer exist), or eat “comfort food” that will have you feeling very uncomfortable a short time later, it’s time to take an herbal bath. Really. Herbal bathing is versatile. It can be done as a full body bath, ideally, but if that’s not an option, hand and foot baths are surprisingly satisfyin... read more.

  • July 05, 2016