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By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Get a little Robin Rose on the radio, sharing herbal wisdom and EarthSpirit teachings from my new book, The Gift of Healing Herbs! Tune in Monday, 4/28 from 2-3 PM to hear me on Roots, Runners, Rhizomes: Health & Healing from the Underground, hosted by Sarah Falkner and Lauren Giambrone. The monthly show is dedicated to exploring healing and wellness from a liberatory perspective, critiquing top-down hierarchical systems and instead looking up and around from below and alongside--the way roots and rh... read more.

  • April 25, 2014

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

So excited to finally have my new book out in the world! The Gift of Healing Herbs: Plant Medicines and Home Remedies for a Vibrantly Healthy Life is now officially available! You can get your copy at your favorite independent bookstore, or right here on Amazon.     Here's a sneak peek excerpt, on food as medicine: "One of the most common ways of healing self, family and friends is with homemade herbal medicines called “meals.” As Hippocrates said, “Let your food be your medicine, and your... read more.

  • April 04, 2014

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Another new blog post up on the Open Center website! "There are numerous ways in which herbs can enhance sexuality and lovemaking in addition to awakening and appealing to the senses. They can also help by decreasing anxiety and inhibitions, relaxing physical tension, increasing circulation, and strengthening vitality. In my webinar “Herbal Love Medicine for Valentine’s Day” on Feb. 9, I will share creative ways to use circulation-enhancing spices like cinnamon, heart healing herbs like roses, aphrodi... read more.

  • January 21, 2014

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

New blog post up on the New York Open Center Website! "A healthy immune system is like healthy soil in a garden. It is the ground of your being, and when well it has the ability to fend off pathogens so that you don’t succumb to every virus, bacteria, or pathogenic microbe that passes by or even enters into you. It is a remarkably intelligent system that, in addition to its innate abilities, acquires new knowledge through experience. It learns how to identify, tag and neutralize or destroy foreign presence... read more.

  • January 16, 2014

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Tis The Season Crisp, cold days and long, starry nights, Full moon sparkling on snow, Each flake a uniquely faceted diamond crystal Inviting quiet reflection The scents of deep green fill the air, stately hemlock, balsam fir, blue spruce and white pine. The Tree of Life, Evergreen, predates the Christmas tree, the living symbol of the winter season. Nature whispers to us all that there are ongoing cycles of birth, life, death, and rebirth and we are part of Nature’s transformations. The greate... read more.

  • December 24, 2013

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Hello, all! My latest blogging is up on the New York Open Center website as a guest post - be sure to check it out for a yummy seasonal recipe. Click here to read. Green Blessings, Robin ~*~  ... read more.

  • October 21, 2013

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Susun Weed interviewed me on her blog talk radio show on September 17th, 2013. We talked about subjects ranging from wild carrot for natural conscious contraception, the benefits of topical applications of plants along with taking them internally, and about the gifts of the medicine plants, including how they help us to love as generously and freely as they do. Enjoy! Click here to listen!... read more.

  • October 08, 2013

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Summer is the time for gathering fresh, golden silk right off of ears of corn when you husk them before cooking. If you are grilling your corn cobs with the husk on, then you have a different taste treat, but you have no silk to harvest. I've been known to have barbecues or go to them just to be able to have access to lots of corn in one place! And offering to husk the corn makes me a welcome guest as well as an opportunistic herbalist! I lay the golden silk out to dry on wicker plates like this, first cutt... read more.

  • August 06, 2013

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Motherwort – Leonurus cardiaca Motherwort is still blooming where I live and is a plant I wouldn’t choose to live without. This weed is not only beautiful, but a highly effective calmative for the nervous system. She soothes the heart emotionally when rage, frustration, anxiety, or unreasonable fear threatens your peace of mind and heart. She is an ally when overwhelming emotion renders you incapable of loving communication with yourself and others. 10-25 drops of motherwort tincture in water or tea is a... read more.

  • July 16, 2013

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Let’s Celebrate the Natural World in all it’s astounding Creativity! Beautiful and wild Isabella Roselliini will put such a smile on your face: Watch any of her award winning and funny Green Porn Videos They are wonderful! “Edu-tainment” at its most creative. In her Seduce Me series, I particularly loved the Duck. http://www.sundancechannel.com/greenporno/?playlist_id=681381763001&play_video=77813783001 - video_section During my herbal apprenticeship in 1985 I learned that male ducks have corkscrew... read more.

  • July 08, 2013