Deep Rooted is a blog about living in a simple, natural, and peaceful way, in harmony with the earth and its cycles

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January Musings- Early Morning Rituals

January Musings- Early Morning Rituals

It is January! I write this a little bit before 4 o’clock in the morning, as I start my early morning rituals. These days I go to sleep early- usually sometime between seven and nine o’clock, and rise in the wee hours, sometime between night […]

New Year Greetings

New Year Greetings

Greetings at the start of a new calendar year, shortly after the winter solstice! As I write this, the sun is rising out my window, a pale, warm pink lighting up the sky. I write now in the early mornings, at my kitchen table, while […]

Yoga Practice in a Time of Crisis

Yoga Practice in a Time of Crisis

The other day, I was overcome with a sense of uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, and hopelessness thinking about the challenges I face and we collectively face in these times. The destruction of nature, which which we are inextricably interwoven, in service of a capitalism turned instrument […]

Autumn Transitions: Staying Warm and Bright in the Cold and Dark

Autumn Transitions: Staying Warm and Bright in the Cold and Dark

The autumn equinox falls this year on Monday, September 23, but there is already a crisp, fall feeling in the air in the early mornings before the sun rises and in the evenings after the sun sets. In upstate New York, leaves have already begun […]

Spring Cleansing: Gently Transitioning from Winter to Spring

Spring Cleansing: Gently Transitioning from Winter to Spring

The Spring Equinox falls on March 20 this year, and though the weather is still mostly cold, this is is the time of year to begin spring cleansing and gently transitioning to a spring diet and lifestyle. We are affected by seasonal changes, and that […]

Madder Roots: A Natural Dye

Madder Roots: A Natural Dye

My project this weekend was dying a shirt with madder roots, which I got through a medicinal herb Community Supported Agriculture share with Sawmill Herb Farm. I had read that madder roots turn fabric a reddish color, and was interested in trying it out. My […]

Homemade Blueberry Jam: Preparing for Winter

Homemade Blueberry Jam: Preparing for Winter

Last weekend we spent the long weekend in the Berkshires, in Mt. Washington, Massachusetts, and I took my son baby son blueberry picking at Blueberry Hill Farm, an organic blueberry farm near where we were staying. It was a great way to introduce to him […]

Making a Comfrey Poultice

Making a Comfrey Poultice

Having suffered two herniated discs in my lumbar spine, I have been exploring which herbs and other plants can help with pain management and support the healing process. One thing I have been doing recently, now that comfrey is in season, is a fresh comfrey […]


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