Herbal Teas For Autumn And Winter

The cool, dry winds, unsettled weather, and decreasing daylight hours that we experience as the season transitions into autumn and winter can be difficult for our bodies and minds. While some of us welcome this rhythmic seasonal change and the downward movement of energy back to the earth and others dread it, we can all … Continue reading Herbal Teas For Autumn And Winter

A Herbalist’s Guide to a Healthy Fall and Winter

Ready or not, fall is here and winter is fast approaching.  Daylight is beginning to dwindle in the northern hemisphere and there is an accompanying nip in the air.  Hopefully, you’ve had the opportunity to burn brightly alongside the carefree summer sun for the past few months and are ready to begin slowing down. Making … Continue reading A Herbalist’s Guide to a Healthy Fall and Winter

Three Ayurvedic Practices for Fall

The peak of pitta dosha — one of Ayurveda’s three mind-body types — happens in the fall. To harness the season’s energies and benefits, here are three Ayurvedic strategies that anyone can try. One of my favorite things about living Ayurveda is how the strategies for finding harmony with nature change throughout the year. I … Continue reading Three Ayurvedic Practices for Fall

Fall Foods & Spices ~ Pumpkin

Those delightful fruits and spices we enjoy in autumn provide more than just a flavorful kick. Centuries -old use and modern research prove that fall staples like cranberries, pumpkins, and cinnamon pack powerful medicine inside. Our autumn foods and seasonal spices are delicious, time - honored traditions that begin to ring in the holiday season … Continue reading Fall Foods & Spices ~ Pumpkin

Crocus

COMMON NAME:  Crocus GENUS:  Crocus Species, Hybrids, Cultivars: Blue; C. biflorus, C. imperati, C. siebert, C. tomasinianus, C. versicolor; yellow: C. aureus, C. chrysanthus, C. korolkowii, C. sulphureus concolor, C. susianus; white: C. fleischeri, C. laevigatus, C. speciosus {fall}. Dutch crocus cultivars-blue: Enchantress, Pickwick, Queen of the Blues, Remembrance, Striped Beauty; white: Jeanne d'Arc, Peter … Continue reading Crocus

November, Autumn, Fall

"The name 'November' is believed to derive from 'novem' which is the Latin for the number 'nine'.  In the ancient Roman calendar November was the ninth month after March.  As part of the seasonal calendar November is the time of the 'Snow Moon' according to Pagan beliefs and the period described as the 'Moon of the Falling Leaves' by Black Elk." Samhain: … Continue reading November, Autumn, Fall

Season of the Witch ~ Herbal Remedies

A Herbalist’s Guide to a Healthy Fall Ready or not, fall is here.  Daylight is beginning to dwindle in the northern hemisphere and there is an accompanying nip in the air.  Hopefully, you’ve had the opportunity to burn brightly alongside the carefree summer sun for the past few months and are ready to begin slowing … Continue reading Season of the Witch ~ Herbal Remedies

Woodland Fairy Folk

Woodland Fairy Folk I have been imagining this family of fairies...just awaiting all the pieces...and they found me ~  pine cones at my favorite beach, acorns at a park in town and these lovely pink maple keys on a tree. I gathered and stored...with people wondering why I had pine cones tumbling out of my … Continue reading Woodland Fairy Folk

Mabon

The crisp autumn wind blows around you. The leaves are changing their colors to sparkling yellow, scorching vermilion and burnished orange. All these signs remind us that Mabon is here. But what is Mabon exactly? Let’s examine what Mabon is, why it’s celebrated, the different myths that pertain to Mabon, and how Mabon can be … Continue reading Mabon