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, …

Astrology Forecast: 2017 The Year of the Fire Rooster

The Year of the Fire Rooster!   Here we are at the beginning of a new year again! And saying Goodbye to a year that many are eager to be rid of. If the 2016 chapter was an abstract staccato one, 2017 will in the very least stick to the beat. The …

New Beginnings with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

Welcome 2017! What are your New Years Resolutions?  Will you be trying to stay in a better work out routine, or perhaps have more concrete eating habits? How about tackling the structure of your finances and building your own stability? Maybe you want to practice relaxing regularly? Whatever your goals …

Minds Meanderings: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

angelica sinensis transcendent trestles traveling bravely between elevated peaks of the auric orient and spiraling skyward portals of heaven’s descent bridge the devil’s divide our eyes have blindly seen the luciferian angel with lucid sight reaches her tonic roots for solar cycles three into the cimmerian grounds of fertility to …

How To: Use a Candle to Set Your New Year’s Goals

How To: Use a Candle to Set Your New Year’s Goals!   The lighting of a candle has come to symbolize many things: prayer, grieving a lost loved one, building solidarity among a group of people or raising awareness of a cause, meditation, serenity, hope, or to create magic. Their …

Chef Nige: Plant Medicine Veggie Stock

Wow, ok! I sure am ready for this New Year, how about y’all?? Ready to start a new year, ready to leave all the useless baggage and stale energy that weighs ya down? YES! ME TOO. I’ve had my fill of this past year and am excited for a new …

Tea Blend of The Month: Nourishing Balancer

Our Nourishing Balancer tea blend brings balance to your body and to your cleanse. This herbal ballerina will tonify while gently refining your system. A great side kick for any detox!   Ingredients: Nettle Leaf, Dandelion Leaf, Burdock Root, White Oak Bark, Red Clover Leaf, Calendula, Rosehips, Alfalfa Leaf, Fennel Seeds, Raspberry …

Guest Writer: Jacob Castle on Self Care and Hydrotherapy

This year give yourself a new great way to practice Self Care: Hydrotherapy! Our Guest Writer for the January Newsletter on New Beginnings is Jacob Castle. Jacob is an LMT at Knot Springs fitness center and spa here in Portland. Knot Springs offers healing through hydrotherapy, massage, acupuncture, yoga, personal …

Astrology Forecast: December 2016 Awake a New Year

Awake a New Year!   The New Moon in Sagittarius this past Tuesday opens the month with a fresh cycle and sense of opportunity. Harmonizing nicely to the rising Yuletide and the Winter Solstice and leading right up to the end of the year! You may be already be experiencing …

Chef Nige: Ashwagandha Party Trooper Blondies

Ashwaghanda Party Trooper Blondies   Be a party TROOPER this month and survive the Holiday madness one sweet treat at a time.  I have been spending a lot of time baking through some anxiety lately and these take the cake.  They’re pretty easy folks. I am in love with these …

Tea Blend of the Month: Winter Solstice

Our Winter Solstice tea blend is a combination of herbs that help support the Immune System and soothe the Winter Heart! Also packed with Vitamin C, this cozy blend is great at your Solstice Celebrations or any time of year! Let these ingredients wrap you in a blanket of immunity …

How To: Improve Your Mood with an Epsom Salt Bath

How To: Improve Your Mood with an Epsom Salt Bath   If we’re not careful, this time of year can drain our budgets as well as our energy. But there’s an affordable, simple solution to help you manage the many demands of the holidays: Epsom salts! You probably know that …

Stress with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

December 2016: Stress   Over the past few months we have experienced tensions, fears and even chaos rise. Masses of people have been divided for many reasons. We see it in the news broadcast, across social media and in our very own streets. People are confused, afraid and vulnerable.  As …

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