Oh rosemary, dew of the sea, how you came to me.
So long I dreamt alongside you and felt the draw of the palest blues and warmest lilacs of your sweet flowers. So long I have known your rigid little leaves who shine in the sun. As I brush past you, the aroma of wonder and […]
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 […]
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 […]