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Join me at the Women’s Herbal Gathering

Dear friends, Join us for a heartwarming, heart-affirming weekend of workshops, speakers, friends, and community. Tickets include 15 live events from 14 incredible presenters. You can participate in networking events, RSVP to the events you …

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Guido Mase

When I Met Guido Masé

  The first time I met Guido Masé was after I had already invited him to teach at the first Allies for Plants and People …

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BotanicWise Calendar

As we ease into ever-so-slightly longer days here in the Northeast, my heart is lightened and I look forward to a year of connecting with …

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Chocolate, Intimacy and the Heart by Guido Masé

Love, death, rebirth – such is the cycle of fertility and renewal. Perhaps none knew this better than the Mesoamerican cultures that dwelled in present-day …

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Pay Attention to Your Heart by Guido Masé

Begin with your heart, your pulse. Take a moment to breathe and feel it. Just be aware of its presence. If you relax for a …

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The Hawthorn Tree: Food for the Heart

Plants under stress begin to overproduce valuable pigments called “polyphenols.” These precious micronutrients abound in berries and other highly pigmented fruits and vegetables, and, when eaten, they …

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What Herbs Teach Us by Guido Masé

The following are some thoughts that were part of Guido Masé’s presentation to the Bastyr community during the Herb and Food Fair. Re-published with his …

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Stocking Your Home Medicine Kit

The key to using natural remedies against common winter-time illnesses is catching initial symptoms and having the right remedy at arm’s length. Recognizing symptoms early …

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Herbal Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, the search for the perfect recipe gathers momentum. We all have our favorites that we rely on year in and year out …

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Eat Fiber for a Better Brain

Way back, about 10 thousand years ago, eating lots of fiber was a way of life. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors lived off sour, fibrous and wild …

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“Nectar of the Gods”: Olive Oil for a Better Brain

“Let food be your medicine” is a banner that followers of the Mediterranean diet could legitimately wave with enthusiasm. They could raise a second banner, …

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A Lesson from Mother Nature

You know that thing that people tell you, about how time goes faster and faster the older you get? It’s really true. As a child, …

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Yarrow: A Warrior Healer

A common wildflower across the United States, yarrow’s white-to-pink flowers are easy to spot in fallow fields and roadsides. The leaves of this medicinal plant …

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