I am starting to put together my studies for herbs and their effects on the body – the physiological effect that plants have are the most obvious way of *knowing* that they work. The emotional and spiritual effects of plants are well known, if not all over the science papers out there… harder to *prove* […]
I love reading the words of this ‘upstart late bloomer herbalist’ (is there such a thing as an upstart herbalist!?). This post is about ethical foraging or even something deeper that perhaps this society might never really find again.
It’s that balance between utilising the gifts of the land – that’s how we live – and […]
Womb herbs for the galactic and weedy womb:
I’ve been thinking about how to make herbal medicine accessible to everyone and while thinking about lots of different strands – teaching, writing, community etc. I did a little doodle (my artist self came out). It was inspired by a friend’s (Emma Calcutt) doodle of a womb and […]
Here is a link to a little thought on miscarriage and stillbirth. The loss of an unborn child is something that isn’t talked about much but that needs so much more attention in our society.
There are lots of ways a herbalist can support a woman (and man) going through this. There is the physical side […]
Last night I went to my first Death Cafe. It was hosted by my lovely friend Jane Diamond who trained in psychotherapy and has a deep thoughtfulness about the way we perceive and deal with death in this country.
It was a very enriching experience. The session began with a brief introduction of why we […]
[ June 26, 2016; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Myself and herbalist Alexci Swann are holding a workshop during Red Hearth House’s month of all things female. In June each year the beautiful Slade Bank Woods are used for women’s workshops and talks, gathering and relaxing.[caption id="attachment_633" align="alignleft" width="257"] Journey[/caption]
We will be looking at what it means to be a woman and how herbal […]
Our Winter Health course focussing on herbs that you can use safely and effectively in winter is running on 6th February in Bucks – thinking about running it here too so keep an eye out! There are 3 places left so come if you can!
Winter Health and Herbs
The Herbal Sessions got under way last weekend as myself and fellow herbalist Alice Nugent guided a lovely group through the first of our seasonal courses – Autumn Well Being. They made themselves a little kit to take home with them whilst learning about some of the herbs we use in autumn.
More to follow soon […]
A little article I wrote on Lyme and keeping safe while enjoying our incredible landscape… check it out here…