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 …

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 …

Minds Meanderings: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

Albizian Alchemy a beautiful love born by a brilliant big bang of stellar explosions slowly settling in space. siris, she moves with levity & grounded grace. through a gaze of slow motion time our eager eyes meet, pupils pulsating with our heart’s all-knowing beat. compelled to move toward the light …

How To: Improve your Digestion with Oxymels

How To: Improve your Digestion with Oxymels Oxy-what? Oxymel! It literally means “acid and honey” in Latin. Traditionally, a drink created by the Greeks and made famous by Hippocrates, Oxymels would later be used to administer herbs that might not be so pleasant to take on their own. Basically an …

Chef Nige: Squash Farro Salad with Bitter Greens

Squash Farro Salad with Bitter Greens,  Pomegranate Seeds and Carminative Herbs   Mmmm it’s November and you know what that means- diving head first into a harvest and that seems to last non-stop for 3 straight months.  We may be headed to more gatherings, indulging in more delectable dishes and …

Mind’s Meandering: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

Psychosomatic Celebrity     a bright star born of european dna, she lives a simple life sweetly lingering low. giving calm alms without condition or pay, chamomile humbly offers a wedded way, marrying head & heart with her healing blue glow. the mother of the gut, the soma’s second brain, …

Digestion With Herbalist Amanda Furbee

November 2016: Digestion   With the harvest of her abundant gardens and vibrancy of red, orange & yellow falling leaves, Fall has peaked her brilliant face all around us. This time of year is a time for winding down from the summer, and reminding ourselves to slow down, to take a few …

Tea Blend of The Month: Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator-“Listen to your Gut” Ever heard the phrase, “Listen to your Gut”? The Gut is known as the 1st brain in our body. It tells us so much about how we are functioning, our mental state of mind, energy levels and much more. Pour yourself a cup of Smooth …

Astrology Forecast November 2016: Persist

November 2016: Persist   With this bizarre presidential election coming to an end, the Standing Rock momentum building, and coming fresh into a Scorpio New Moon, everything may seem a bit tense.   Scorpio time can be one of great depth so don’t be surprised if you are contemplating important …

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