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Plant Priestessing (part 2): A New Weaving

Plant Priestessing (part 2): A New Weaving

In my last email I shared about my experience at the Priestess Presence Temple Retreat (you can find that blog post here). This is part 2 of the Plant Priestessing series.    For thirteen moons (twelve months) I soaked up lessons about holding temples and sacred...

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Plant Priestessing (part 1): Temples renewed | Erin LaFaive

Plant Priestessing (part 1): Temples renewed | Erin LaFaive

Temple image renewed The word “Temple” usually reminds me of a stone building with giant white pillars flanking the doors and guards with weapons as the gatekeepers. Only allowing the “worthy” (aka wealthy) to enter.   Temples remind me of a structure that houses...

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Communing with a Sea of Grasses | Erin LaFaive

Communing with a Sea of Grasses | Erin LaFaive

These grasses have been beckoning me for some time now.   Something about them is so beautiful and enamouring.  I kept coming back to stand and watch them from the shore of the sea of their blades. Is it their color I’m drawn to?Their color is magnetic. How strange it...

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My experience with herbs supporting sleep and mood

Have you ever had anxiety? Panic attacks? Sleepless nights?   Did you know herbs can help support sleep and mood?   I feel like an expert in anxiety.    My training in how to deal with it comes from real life experience. In myself, my kids, and a long...

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Lessons from the Garden: Roots (part 2)

Lessons from the Garden: Roots (part 2)

In part 1 of “Lessons from the Garden: Roots” I described how planting comfrey and Purple coneflower into my new garden became more difficult than anticipated and what I learned from that challenge.    In part 2, I’ll share more about why I like having comfrey...

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Lessons from the Garden: Roots (part 1)

Lessons from the Garden: Roots (part 1)

  My comfrey and echinacea plants are so ready for a nap. Comfrey looks like wilted spaghetti and echinacea looks like a lady after a night at the bar, scorned by a lover, and woke up in a bathroom stall (sorry echinacea, you’re beautiful to me). Even though they...

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What does a herbalist do when sick?

What does a herbalist do when sick?

  What does a herbalist do when they’re - Snotty,- Chilly,- Achy,- Coughing,- And majorly fatigued, All at once? First, let’s back up to the beginning.  I thought I was dealing with ragweed pollen trying to kill me. I did what I do for allergies and guzzled more...

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Bringing in the Harvest

Bringing in the Harvest

  Humans harvest plants for Humans harvest plants for  - Food for sustenance, - Fuel for cooking, - Fibers for clothing. We harvest plants with  - Medicine for sickness,- Vitality for energy. Humans harvest plants for pleasure of - Scent to entice,- Sight to...

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What I learned from NOT having a garden: Fall Equinox

What I learned from NOT having a garden: Fall Equinox

Fall is a great time to reflect on the garden season. Here in West-Central Wisconsin, the leaves haven’t started to turn, daytime temperatures are still in the 70s (Fahrenheit), and gardens are still producing delectables  such as kale, tomatoes, peppers, and squash....

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