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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 anyway? By definition it is, “Psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life” –www.dictionary.com   We are accustomed to categorizing things, places, people and conditions. We organize the ideas in our brains in order to match normal societal means of …

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, it becomes overwhelming and a great challenge for folks. During the winter we feel the pressure to keep moving at a rapid …

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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  calming and …

Electric Roots: Raw! Hawthorne Blackberry Cheesecake

Electric Roots: Cooking with Medicinal Herbs   Oh, our poor hearts! How they break, bleed and yet, still work so hard for us. Everyday, while we go from one activity to the next, our hearts are working hard–pumping blood through our bodies, delivering vital oxygen and helping to pull toxins …

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. In more recent …

Drop Dosing with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

Among herbalists, homeopathy practitioners & 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? Are they as strong as a full dosage?   In my experience, a dosage can vary depending on what and whom you …

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. This is a blend we made to help heal an anxious heart and mind. Blended with Motherwort and Rose to aid the …

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! Saying Goodbye to a year that many are eager to be rid of. If the 2016 chapter was an abstract staccato, 2017 will, in the very least, stick to the beat. The Year …

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 stability? Maybe you want to practice relaxing regularly? Whatever your goals may be, …

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 amongst a group of people or raising awareness of a cause, meditation, serenity, hope, or to create magic. The …

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 …

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 …

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