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Winter Solstice

  Here is a some beautiful writing along with suggestions for Solstice ritual from one of my beloved teachers: Wisewoman and author, Robin Rose Bennett:   About the Solstice: At Winter Solstice, the earth is actually closer to the sun than in the summer because of the oval shape of its yearly path. But because…

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Making herbal infusions, oils, poultices & tinctures

  Herbal infusions I make and drink herbal infusions daily. I have my go to herbs such as Nettles, Red Clover, Burdock Root, Yarrow, Mullein and others depending on what my body/mind/spirit need. The practice has improved my health and vitality in so many ways. Infusions differ from herbal teas as they are darker in…

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Multidimensional Mindfulness

Each moment is an opportunity to move through obstructions toward our full potential. We all are confronted with challenges— outer and inner ones: old ideas, stories, patterns, doubts. Our inner dialogue creates our outer turmoil if left unchecked. Warriorship involves the willingness to confront oneself; to look, listen, feel and be present for whatever comes…

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Herbal Medicine and the Way of the Sacred Warrior, by Matthew Wood

  What does the Way of the Sacred Warrior have to do with Herbal Medicine?  Shamanism is the point of contact between the two.  The herbalist is close to Nature and the good herbalist is one who learns directly from the Living Nature.  The warrior, on the other hand, is someone who takes life seriously – deadly…

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Dreaming as Awakening…

 “…there is an inner wakefulness, that directs the dream that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are” ~ Rumi I’ve always had incredibly vivid dreams that have informed and influenced my waking life.  Dream experiences have shifted my perception of reality, helped me to heal and continue to affect the way I…

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Wild Medicinals in NYC: Dandelion

We often look elsewhere for what we already have… Many of us are lead to believe that healing and medicinal plants are exotic superfoods we have to seek in some distant, remote forest or spend loads of money at the health food store to get our hands on. The truth is, many of the most…

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