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THIS WEEK’S READ:
Smudging is not just for the woo.
‘Cause if my mom can smudge, you can too!
My mother is most emphatically not woo-woo. She’s not even woo-curious.
(At least that’s what she wants me to believe, but I remember her sitting on the edge of my bed when I was a half-asleep twelve-year-old and asking me to guess which color she was thinking of. I must have failed abysmally, moving Mom forever to the non-woo end of the spectrum!)
Yet despite Mom’s more mainstream thinking, when her house was on the market (sitting, unmoving on the market) she asked me if there was some ceremony she could do to move things along. read more…
It’s early spring, still cold enough for gloves. I’m trotting figure eights on a hot headed ex-racehorse. Eights are lulling, soothing even, and soon my breath is synced with his and time is slipping a bit sideways. Slowly, breath by breath, the separation between horse and human dissolves. This is my first experience of transcendence.
Herbiary: Shop & Book
I spent my 34th year in Ireland apprenticed to a traditional healer. We crafted medicine from roots & bark, leaves & petals… and also from words, stringing them into stories to mend the spirit.
When I returned to the States I opened a small apothecary which has grown into Herbiary.com, with stores in Philadelphia, PA and Asheville, NC.
This blog is where I share my stories. In July, 2018 it will be joined by my first book, An Illustrated Herbiary. This book is whimsical, gorgeous, and OMG yummy; I can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned!
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