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Beautiful butterflies of Neversink, New York. Red Admirals and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails hang out on lovely pink milkweed blossoms.

Butterflies represent hopeful transformation and in this period of transition they are a powerfully symbolic medicine to show us the path to a new way of being.

Aromatherapy and Cherry Blossoms

Aromatherapy and Cherry Blossoms

Last month I got a great email in my inbox from Out of The Box Sampler inviting me to share a sample for their monthly box. This was great news and I started trying to figure out what in the world I could make 25 of that wasn't gonna take me a whole month, but that would also be a sample of the item ...

Belly Button Rings and Qi

Belly Button Rings and Qi

I had a strange experience the other day. I was in the shower and suddenly got a weird metallic feeling in my belly button. It seemed to originate from my navel piercing and shot upward towards my breastbone. It felt like the sound of a fingernail on a chalkboard and sent shock waves through my cell ...

The Feng Shui Cookbook

The Feng Shui Cookbook

Chinese philosophy holds that life force, or qi, comes from breath and food. I recently came across a very special book called The Feng Shui Cookbook: Creating Health and Harmony in Your Kitchen by Elizabeth Miles. Although this book is small and easy to overlook it is a very different breed th ...

How to Count Yarrow Stalks

How to Count Yarrow Stalks

With the global mind shift moving into high gear, more people are getting interested in other ways to slow down and live consciously. As a result we are regaining respect for many things we had dismissed because we did not understand them. Using yarrow stalks to read the I Ching is one of these thin ...

Revisiting Women Who Run With the Wolves

Revisiting Women Who Run With the Wolves

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD Medicinal Stories that Nourish the Soul A culture that requires harm to one's soul in order to follow the culture's proscriptions is a very sick culture indeed. This culture can be the one a women lives in, but more damning yet, it ca ...

Lady Day – Rebirth and Renewal

Lady Day – Rebirth and Renewal

Sleeping Goddess. Lost Gardens of Heligan March and April are months of rebirth and new beginnings around the globe. New Year festivals from Myanmar/Burma to Scotland were and still are traditionally celebrated in these months. The vernal equinox falls on the 20/21st of March. Night and day are ...

Early Spring Cherry Blossoms

Early Spring Cherry Blossoms

Vancouver BC has amazing cherry blossoms all over the city in Spring, many of these alleys of candy floss have old trees that branch right over the road, creating clouds of pink fluff, tender carpets out of the asphalt roads and perfume the air with sweet happiness. ...

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding

This makes a delicious holiday dessert, warm, rich, moist nourishing and comforting. 1 loaf Panatone bread 250g softened butter 1/2 liter cream 1/2 liter milk 1/2 c maple syrup 2 t vanilla essence or 2 vanilla beans 9 eggs 1 t ground cinnamon 1/2 t salt Method: Warm the cr ...

Praise for The Keeper

Praise for The Keeper

The Keeper is sustainable and affordable for the modern menstruating woman. I've been trying to remember the exact details of how I first heard about The Keeper, I have a distinct memory of being in a women's bathroom in the huge central library of our college campus and seeing information reco ...