Category: Mind and Spirit

Standing in Solidarity

With respect to George Floyd, his family, and the demonstrations, we’re cancelling some of the pre-conference events that were scheduled for this week. Black Lives …

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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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Finding Peace: A Personal Yoga Journey with Kerry Smith

When someone develops a regular yoga practice, even one as simple as mindful breathing, miracles can happen. For me yoga has been an incredibly personal …

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3 Lessons from a Tree

The needles of white pine, Pinus strobus, are rich in vitamin C and can be used as a refreshing tea or the bath. As a …

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The Symphony of the Whole Brain

I have always been fascinated with the idea that the left and right sides of the brain have unique “personalities” and that by learning more …

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Poetry for the Heart

As a tribute to Mary Oliver, beloved poet by every plant- lover I know, I wanted to share a poem by Guido Masé, with his …

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Solstice Offerings

The first day of winter dawned warm and rainy – a balmy 62 degrees by 6:30am! In northeastern Pennsylvania that is close to a record …

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Mama Magic, Reprise

I’ve always believed in magic.  It’s irresistible.   Still, so many days of my adult years have been occupied with the stress of responsibilities that …

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Bewitched by Maia Toll

I met Maia Toll for the first time 4 years ago, when I invited her to teach at the MidAtlantic Women’s Herbal Conference. At that …

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Growing for Balance

“Now it behoves anyone, who desires to be a skillful herbalist, to be present when the plants first shoot out of the earth, when they …

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