Astrology Forecast: May 2017 Beltane Clarity

Mercury Stations Direct on Wednesday and these first few days of May will seem more grounded with powerful Earth energy restored. With all the newfound clarity, this would be a good time for Self-Reflection. Behold your entanglements, measure your capacity and invite the observant nature of Taurus into your being. …

Blowing in the Wind by Patrick Garretson, L.Ac.

As spring emerges into it’s fullness, I am reminded of the thing which initially sparked my enthusiasm for acupuncture and Chinese medicine- allergies. Most of us come to this medicine because of some healing story from our life, whether our own or someone close to us, that changed the way …

Minds Meanderings: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

.:::fabled immaculate faith:::. suddenly, her string is seamlessly seen … if one follows the fabricated fabled thread through time, an inverted portent past professing perverted promises of virtuous virginity is found. her oral origin unraveling from distant greek tongues expresses incessant ingestion by monks & marys to stifle sexual desire …

Tea Blend of the Month: Yin Yang Synergy

Yin Yang Synergy Tea is formulated to promote reproductive and sexual health in people of all genders and anatomies! Our goal was to create a tonic blend that would not conflict with hormonal birth control or HRT. We chose herbs to calm inflammation, prevent pelvic congestion, provide vitamins key to …

Herbal How To: Balance Your Hormones with a Milkshake!

Chronic stress, pollution, and unhealthy eating habits can create long term disturbances in our stress, sex, sleep, and metabolic hormones. However, adaptogenic herbs such as Astragalus, Ginseng, Eleuthero, Schizandra, and Ashwagandha can actually balance our hormones, provide us natural energy boosts and bring back our vibrancy! Some adaptogenic herbs stimulate the parasympathetic …

Electric Roots: Spring Green Veggie Patties

Hi friends! May is my birthday month and a batch of veggie burgers is up there on my list of favorites to make, so I’d like to share this recipe with y’all, (yup, definitely a Taurus baby over here). There are maybe a million ways to do a veggie burger …

Gender and Hormones with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

As humanity evolves and grows so does our idea of gender. If you take a moment and observe all around the world, each culture has its own traditions and roles regarding gender. Traditions are passed down from older generations and social system, and become the standard for what is acceptable …

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 …

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