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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 making poultices from […]

Irish Bread: A Saint Patrick’s Day Tradition

Irish Bread: A Saint Patrick’s Day Tradition

This week, in preparation for Saint Patrick’s Day, I went to visit my mother, Margaret, and we baked an Irish bread, using a recipe that has been handed down through at least six generation of women in our family. We talked about the recipe, how […]

Slow Baking: Making Sourdough Bread

Slow Baking: Making Sourdough Bread

My friend Sabine recently brought a delicious homemade sourdough bread to my annual Imbolc gathering, and she told me it had taken her several days to make. This got me interested in slow bread baking, so I sat down with her and we talked about […]

Celebrating Imbolc: Anticipating Rebirth and Renewal

Celebrating Imbolc: Anticipating Rebirth and Renewal

Every year for the past ten years, I have celebrated Imbolc, the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. At Imbolc, we begin to sense and anticipate the return of the light and the coming rebirth of the earth. As Cait Johnson […]

Using the Menstrual Cycle for Self-Healing

Using the Menstrual Cycle for Self-Healing

In ashtanga yoga, which is traditionally a six day a week practice, women are recommended to refrain from practicing during the first or heaviest two to three days of their menstrual cycle. These additional days of rest each month are known as Ladies’ Holidays. When […]


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