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 […]


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 […]


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 community integrity at February 2, 2014

Making Fire Cider With Joy

Herbalists have been using fire cider traditionally for decades to help prevent colds and flus. This incredible winter tonic is a (slightly spicy and really yummy) health treat. Fire Cider is a gift from Rosemary Gladstar, who named and made the formulation popular in the 1970s. She shared it with […]

Fire Cider
by heather in community integrity at January 29, 2014

A Fiery Perspective

  Fire cider is a winter tonic that helps ward off colds and flus. Almost every herbalist I know makes their own variation, whether it is simply for their family or for resale. Fire cider is the people’s medicine. The recipes have been shared throughout the generations to benefit all. […]