Using gemstones or crystals to heal the body has been a thing for a few millennia and was prevalent in Ayurveda. Specific gemstones are helpful for certain doshas and/ or for certain ailments. There is an amazing documentary on Youtube that covers this along with many other facets of Ayurveda and I've shared that below. … Continue reading Gem Elixirs
We've all encountered this itchy weed and there are some nifty sayings meant to help in identification. Leaves of three? Let it be!Hairy Vine, no friend of mine!red leaflets in spring is a dangerous thing. I've spent many years eradicating poison ivy from the property; not talking about spraying but actually digging up the roots! … Continue reading Poison Ivy and Its Cure
Each day our bodies are assailed by toxins that are delivered in various ways: food, air, water, and boo-boos -> a technical term for scrapes, owies, cuts, etc. Many reach for a drug store variety of antiseptic ointment and I, well, just reach for some made in my own kitchen. This salve has a few … Continue reading Boo-boo salve
I had a long time client pass away suddenly and this past weekend we drove three hours one way to attend his funeral. While waiting in line to pay our respects to his widow, I was reminded of a phrase I'd read years ago: “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people … Continue reading I Am Your Witness
For me, I just walk out the back door, and there it is; happiness and joy lying everywhere; in the dirt, plants, chickens, bird song, rain on the gravel, etc. This morning Luna went with me to the backyard to let the hens out of their coop and fill the woodstove and it was then … Continue reading How Does One Find Happiness?