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Brigid's Day: Winter's Cross Quarter

You've probably heard of "Groundhog Day." In the dominant culture, the beginning of February is celebrated by a small, burrowing mammal coming out to see his shadow, or lack there of. Perhaps you saw the movie with Bill Murray. Weird, right? Do not let this silly tradition fool you. There is much more wisdom to this time of year. No offense, to groundhogs and the other animals who spend the winter tucked away in hibernation, it's really quite wise! Somewhere, somehow, the festival at the beginning of February got it's name changed. Actually, there are many names for the earth-based tradition that is celebrated on February 1 or 2: Brigid, Imbolc, Candlemas, Imbolg, or Brigid's Day. This celeb

How to Make Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of the ways that food and herbalism blend in my kitchen. The broth is full of trace minerals and you can add herbs like reishi, astragalus, elderberry and burdock to infuse your meal with plant medicine. It's tasty and it's an easy way to get a meal going; add it to a grain for an extra kick, warm it up with miso for a savory afternoon treat, freeze it in ice cube trays for a little flavor to veggies. Once strained and sealed, it also stays fresh in the fridge for three weeks! Many of my clients are familiar with Bone Broth because I often ask them to incorporate it into their menu planning. The recipe I use has changed over time with recommendations from friends and teache

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I am an herbalist, not a medical doctor or a pharmacist. I do not diagnose or treat disease and/or illness. I offer educational support and make nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. 

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