Ten Great Talks for People who Have Lyme, That Have Nothing to do with Lyme

. “It is a surprising and memorable, as well as valuable experience, to be lost in the woods any time. Often in a snow-storm, even by day, one will come out upon a well-known road and yet find it impossible to tell which way leads to the village. Though he […]

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How DO Herbs Work?

by heather in community integrity Wellness at January 22, 2016

. “How DO herbs work?” As an herbalist, this is a question I get from time to time. Seemingly innocuous. Yet, a complex question that can take the conversation in many different directions. The scientific to the spiritual and beyond. Some of these exchanges satisfy the deductive mind, like research […]

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Friendly Fire, Beautiful Fire

. Something beyond beautiful is going on. It has my heart singing and I’m feeling so optimistic. The crispness of the fall air and the convergence with the last of the farm and garden bounty is upon us. Peppers are popping up everywhere and the roots are just about ready […]

by heather in Uncategorized at June 24, 2015

Here we go again. My second chance at a tick bite.

PART ONE OF A TWO PART SERIES ON MY OWN APPROACH TO A NEW TICK BITE So, it happened. Summer has barely even started. We just had a fabulous weekend hiking barefoot around the woods, embracing all of the joy of nature. One last summer baseball game. The next morning, […]

Garlic Mustard Pesto
by heather in Uncategorized at May 7, 2015

Wild About Pesto

. Spring has officially sprung. A time for new beginnings. This one, we deserve. We’ve earned it. The bitter cold. The snow piling up. We’ve truly earned these days. The nourishing greens are sprouting everywhere. And growing larger by the minute. Dandelion and violet leaf and nettles – oh my! […]

Back To Nature

. It is that time of year again. A gorgeous, almost mystical, green is everywhere. Spring flowers dazzle our eyes. Spring greens wake up our taste buds. We outstretch our hibernated bodies and are drawn outdoors with a certain magnetism. Yes, we found a great deal of enjoyment with the […]

One Pot Wonder

. The thaw is beginning here. Huge drifts of snow slowly melting, inch by inch. The sweet smell of warming earth. Even a few rare glimpses of grass. This time of year makes me long for the nourishing greens that spring will soon offer. Not. So. Fast. That will be […]

Indian Pipe, Herb
by heather in community at October 28, 2014

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Bone Broth Soup Recipe
by heather in Recipe Traditional Food Wellness at October 2, 2014

Grandma Knows Best

. Eat your soup! Who hasn’t heard that from a grandma when you were sick? If you’ve ever sipped on a cup of soothing broth while nursing an illness, you know just what she was talking about. As I sit here breathing in the aroma of my daily steaming cup […]

Nettle Infusion
by heather in Infusion Recipe Wellness at April 23, 2014

Green With Envy

If there is one drink I ever do crave for all the right reasons, it would definitely be a Nettle infusion. As is the case with most people that integrate a regular nettle infusion into their routine, I found myself to have much more energy, stamina and alertness. Some people […]