Wyoming Women’s Suffrage | Travel Wyoming. That’s WY

The years 2019 and 2020 mark, respectively, 150 years of the Territorial Legislature granting women's suffrage and 150 years of the first woman's vote in a general election in our state. Source: Wyoming Women's Suffrage | Travel Wyoming. That's WY

Healing with Motherwort

A warrior herb that nurtures the heart and spirit of women. As women around the world share their stories and their voices, never has there been a better time for motherwort. Aptly named, this warrior weed targets women's health, especially the reproductive system, but its value goes well beyond, strengthing not only the body but … Continue reading Healing with Motherwort

The Wonders of Mugwort {Artemisia vulgaris}

Also, Known As: Cingulum Sancti Johannis Mugwort St. John's Plant The mugwort is a shrubby perennial, with dark green deeply indented leaves and with several clusters of small reddish or yellow flower heads. The herb can grow up to three ft, or one m in height. This amazing shrub has been known since the ancient … Continue reading The Wonders of Mugwort {Artemisia vulgaris}

Medicinal Herb: Partridgeberry

My botany professors first introduced me to partridgeberry, and with excitement, I recognized the scientific name as a medicinal from one of my herbal books. This was back in the late 70's when the modern herbal literature was scanty, computers were not in my reality, and I still had yet to meet a herbalist in … Continue reading Medicinal Herb: Partridgeberry

Medicinal Herb: Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva ursi or Arbutus uva ursi Also, Known As: Arberry Bearberry Bear's-grape Crowberry Foxberry Hog Cranberry Kinnikinnick Mealberry Mountain Box Mountain Cranberry Red Bearberry Sagackhomi Sandberry Upland Cranberry Uva Ursi The uva ursi herb, which is more commonly known as the bearberry is a small and evergreen shrub belonging to the plant order: Ericaceae. … Continue reading Medicinal Herb: Bearberry

Study Finds Seamstresses Possess Stereoscopic Superpowers.

Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3-D vision Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets. New research from the University of California, Berkeley suggests that the 3D or "stereoscopic" vision of dressmakers is as sharp as their needles. Stereoscopic vision is the brain's ability to decode the flat 2D optical … Continue reading Study Finds Seamstresses Possess Stereoscopic Superpowers.

Essential Oils and Menopause

Women going through menopause commonly experience a range of symptoms as their hormones shift and their fertility declines. Some medications, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT), can help.However, HRT has been linked to some forms of cancer, and many women are concerned about the safety of taking artificial hormones. Some evidence suggests that essential oils might … Continue reading Essential Oils and Menopause

What Is Candida?

Candida is a type of fungus (or, more specifically–yeast) that can cause fungal infections like candidiasis, candidemia, and oral thrush. Dozens of species of Candida are known to affect humans and Candida albicans is the most common. When the immune system functions normally, Candida is kept in check and exists harmlessly in the skin or mucous membranes … Continue reading What Is Candida?

Medicinal Motherwort

My first experience with motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) was enough to make me a life-long believer of this plant’s supportive actions. I was going through a particularly stressful period of time. I mentioned my symptoms to a herbalist friend, who suggested I try motherwort. The following day, I did just that. I diluted 2 dropper fulls … Continue reading Medicinal Motherwort

What to Do In a Mental Health Emergency

Many people are confused about what to do in the face of a mental health emergency. What constitutes a mental health emergency? As with any medical emergency, a mental health emergency can be life threatening. Most of the time mental health emergencies are those involving the threat of suicide or the occurrence of an actual … Continue reading What to Do In a Mental Health Emergency