Ugly crying…

Here it is May.  It’s my birthday month and while most people enjoy their birthday, I’ve always struggled with it.  Even as a young child, I hated getting older.  Maybe it was because of my parents religion and  I wasn’t allowed to celebrate birthdays, which made it even harder, since I wasn’t “like everyone else”,…

Lavender

Oh how sweet the smell of lavender is! Lavender, Lavandula, is an evergreen woody shrub with flowers of beautiful blue/violet color.  It is part of the mint family.  It has both antiseptic and sedative properties and is extremely versatile.  It has been called “nature’s medicine chest”.  It has been used for over 2,500 years in…

Dandelions

One person’s weed is another person treasure and how rich are these dandelions! Not only does one make a wish upon them, but fully bloomed they are rich in nutritive benefits! Dandelion, taraxacum officinale, is thought to have gotten its name because of the shape of the leaves since they are likened to a lion’s…

Rosemary

This is one my favorite herbs because it can be used so many ways: its leaves, flowers, and essential oils can be included in culinary, medicinal and in aromatherapy.  I am currently using this essential oil in my oil diffuser! The name is derived from the Latin Rosmarinus or ‘sea dew’, as it loves water….

Milk Thistle

I’ve recently been taking a Master herbalist course and WOW! I did not realize how many common herbs we are surrounded by and what uses they have.  Nature never ceases to amaze me.  Mother Earth shows us constantly how She cares for us and provides “medicines” to aid in healing ourselves! Over the next few…

Ostara March 20th

Birds are singing their songs. Flowers are starting to burst from Mother Earth.  You can feel the warmth of the bright sun. Tiny flowers of fruits begin to bloom on the once dormant trees.  Can you smell Spring in the air? Did you survive daylight savings time yet? Wowzers! It was hard for me the…

Help dealing with grief

Almost eight years ago, my life drastically changed. When my youngest child was killed in a car accident, I was completely lost. I went into self destruct mode for several years. I knew I couldn’t continue this. It was healthy for me and I was going in circles with my grief. My search began to…