EARTH DAY with Guest Blogger Amy Buglione from Skout Backcountry

Happy Earth Day!! How do you plan to spend your Earth Day?! It’s amazing that we live in the Pacific Northwest where we have so many ways to connect with the earth and so many environmentally focused organizations to get involved with. Skout Backcountry is all about providing the best …

Minds Meanderings: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

.:::sanctifying catholicon sanctuary:::. boswellia serrata strokes a symbiotic sonata through freely flowing givers via the land of five rivers. he is timelessly known for anointing jesus ungrown. with his blood he delivers a mystic omen rousing shivers. pliny the elder tells his tale as a tree who cries golden tears …

Astrology Forecast: April 2017 Remain Malleable

With FIVE planets stationed retrograde by the end of April (Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter) you will likely feel the heat and frustration coming from the folks and the situations around you. But as long as you remain malleable and kind in your interactions, you’ll reign flametender up through …

Electric Roots – Toasted Curry Carrot Dip

Electric Roots: Cooking with Herbs! I could go on for pages about autoimmunity with it’s complex nature and seemingly endless factors. As someone who has been diagnosed with one for quite some time, I know it can be challenging figuring out what works for you and what doesn’t, and for …

Herbal How To: Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome with Calendula

When many of us think of Calendula, we visualize the bright orange flowers that make her the Queen of the Marigolds. We’re all familiar with her amazing ability to heal tissues when infused in a simple salve. Indeed Calendula and Plantain are a famous pair for their incredible vulnerary properties …

Tea Blend of the Month: Soul Shine Adrenal Blend

Bring balance to body & spirit with this sunny, citrusy blend. Adaptogens balance stress response and combat fatigue, while tangy citrus and tart hibiscus add a powerful boost of vitamin C. The Soul Shine Adrenal Tea Blend contains Lemonbalm, Eleuthero, Rhodiola, Rose, Oatstraw, Rosehips, Holy Basil, Orange Peel, Ginger, Hibiscus, …

Auto-Immune Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

With more than 50 million Americans being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, it is time to take a deeper look into what Auto-Immune conditions represent. Autoimmunity is defined as the body attacking its own healthy tissues. There are over 80 named illnesses that fall into the category. Some of the …

Astrology Forecast: March 2017 Water Blessings

Welcome to March! Hopefully you have tied up all major movements involving relationships, finances and/or aesthetics. We are in for a some rough waters expected due to Venus, ruler of all things Love and Money, turning retrograde for 6 weeks. Much like retrogrades of Mars and Mercury, this would be a …

Electric Roots – Cheddar style Cashew Cheezy Sauce with Roasted Broccoli

Electric Roots: Cooking with Medicinal Herbs   So there’s’ this dream combo and it’s called broccoli cheddar.  Broccoli and cheeze just go so well together. And this cheeze doesn’t make you feel seriously bloated or just want to fall asleep after you eat it. It’s creamy, and umptious and plant …

Minds Meanderings: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

the sapphire seas of blue vervain a passionate protector of essential sapphire bloods cyclically circulating through somatic streams, verbena hastata wards off voracious vampires who drain & asphyxiating depressions that drown. a native of north american atmospheres, she instinctively soothes the nerves & adeptly adapts to stress when harvested under …

Herbal How To: Improve Your Moods using Bath Salts

You make think that Epsom Salts are just fancy words for sodium but actually these salts contain an amazing and healing mineral compound called magnesium sulfate. This compound is what helps to soothe achy muscles as well as improving your mood, your immunity and even boosting your ATP production – giving you more energy! …

Mental Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

What is mental health any ways? By definition, “Psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life”-dictionary.com   We are accustom to categorizing our things, places, people and conditions. We organize the ideas in our brains in order to match normal societal means of what …

Meditation Candle for the Mind and Body

Nothing can be more stressful or strenuous than feeling as though there isn’t possibly enough time in the day. Multitasking can be beneficial, but more often than not, is overwhelming and a great challenge for a lot of folks. During the winter we feel the pressure to keep moving at …

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Tea Blend of the Month: Brain Boost

Brain Boost Tea was crafted by The Herb Shoppe in collaboration with Jon Keyes (pictured above), a leader and innovator in the fields of herbalism and mental health (http://www.hearthsidehealing.com). Gotu Kola, Ginkgo, Bacopa, and Rosemary work in harmony to support memory, focus and learning. , Lemon balm and Skullcap offer calm and …

Electric Roots: Raw! Hawthorne Blackberry Cheesecake

Electric Roots: Cooking with Medicinal Herbs   Oh our poor hearts, how they break and bleed and still work so hard for us. Every day while we go from one activity to the next, our hearts are working hard- pumping blood through our bodies, delivering oxygen and pulling toxins away …

Minds Meanderings: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

leonurus cardiaca motherwort, the bearer of attraction & love, ensures the little lion cubs will rise above. liberating the liver & uniting the uterus she opens the eyes to all that is virtuous. she strengthens blood flow & protects vessel inception via pericardial veil of viscous convection. a tamer of …

Herbal How To: Improve Your Heart Health with a Hawthorn Berry Cordial!

One of the oldest-known medicinal plants, the Hawthorn Shrub was first recorded as good for heart health in the first century by Greek herbalist Dioscorides. The shrub and its small red “haws” or berries were used in candies, jams, jellies, wines and cordials for centuries in Europe. More recently its …

Drop Dosing with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

Among herbalist, homeopathy & healers you will hear the discussion about drop dosing verses a typical dosing (1-5 drops vs 1-2 dropperful(s)). What are drop dosages used for? Is it as strong as a full dosage?   In my experience, a dosage can vary depending on what and whom you are …

Astrology Forecast: February 2017 You are a Child of the Universe

Although we still have a few weeks until the Spring Equinox, the season is well on her way! The Aquarian Air energy unlocks our willful, free spirited self and suddenly you may feel as though you are budding with fresh motivation and new inspirations! This is great, we are going …

Tea Blend of the Month: Orbits of the Heart Blend

Orbits of the Heart was created to strengthen the heart and ease tension throughout the body. We wanted to create a tea blend with both the power and love of the Roman Goddess, Venus, to help heal an anxious heart and mind. Blended with Motherwort and Rose to aid the nervous system, Red Raspberry Leaf for extra iron, …

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