Letting the Waters Fall is the Title of her class.
How do we honor death, the transformation from Earthbound to the next realm? How to prepare for the last loving journey: creating dignity, choices honored, where and with whom? Herbal care from oils to baths, written forms to manifest desires, support ideas for all loved ones.
I have been saving client folders for nearly forty years. The drawers were literally bursting like mushrooms with no wiggle room. It three of us two days to go through every file and shred papers where clients had not visited for over ten years.
I was amazed at how many of these people I remembered, and smiled to recall. Not an easy task! Some people I simply had to keep! Noting the changes in my intake form, timeline, and drawings of indications was really fun. Practice evolves and changes as we do.
What a wonderful job being a practicing herbalist is!
After 40 years of working hard and caring for everyone, I AM GOING ON VACATION, and learning how to play.
Rosita Avego, Stratton Semmes, and I are meeting in central Paris to wander aimlessly, arm in arm, getting lost, and not caring.
Life is good!
I will be away from May 5th until the 18th.
To save your place in Sacred Plant Medicine May 26th 10 – 5 send your check for $150 to
Earthsong Herbals 10 Central Street, Marblehead MA 01945
Please email Margi your mailing address, phone and email so that I can create the invoice for you to call in your credit card info after May 18th. (do not send cc in email) firstname.lastname@example.org
The materials fee is $150 To bring home products that we make. (Not required, your choice) Pay Rochelle by PayPal email@example.com this will confirm your spot in class. Let Rochelle know you are attending while I am in Paris May 5-18 firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to 781- 631-1860 with contact information and credit card anytime.
You may call in your credit card info after May 18th. (Do not send cc in email)
As I work less I have time to process where my energies have been directed. Teaching has been a focus since I taught Headstart back in the 60s. As this last big-tons of planning- flights and people and emails and huge preparation approaches I thought to send this email out.
“Good rainy morning,
Matthew, Stratton and I will begin our 3-day intensive November 3rd at 9 AM. I cannot stress the value of sitting with any weathered herbalists to receive whatever skills through observation and partial practice. You will have a task while we talk with the client. In our setting Matt Wood and I see the client together. We have very different approaches and magically come to the same formulations. Then Stratton supervises in the apothecary. Each participant has a task preparing teas, tinctures, flower essences etc for the client.
We will wax poetic on clinical skills the other half of the day.
This is the end of the big intensive era for me. It is time for me to be a weekend grandma and enjoy playing for the duration. I will continue to teach and have solo clinical experiences.
All 3 Days $750
A single day $250
Two days $500
Monday is diagnostics all day $200 10-5
Please join Matthew Wood, Stratton Semmes and me for this last big celebration of good herbal practice!
Pondering…. where are all those students who said they wanted to become herbalists? Throughout my forty plus years of following the path I always understood the need to sit at the knee of my elders. I always scraped the funds together to travel to or bring to me exceptional Herbalists. Rosemary Gladstar, David Winston, the late William LeSassier, the late Cascade Anderson Geller, Chanchel Chabrera, the late Raylene Kawaiaea, Kay Parent, Glen Nagel, Karyn Sanders and Sara Holmes, Annie McIntyre, Guido Mase, Phyllis Light, Tammi Sweet, David Bruce Leonard and the list goes on! Of these you will note that some have passed. Suddenly and unexpectedly. Study well and frequently! Life is full of twists that bring you joy and laughter and quaking tears.
Join Rosemary Gladstar at her home for an introduction to medicinal herbalism. Covering some of the important topics for beginners, Rosemary will guide you through the maze of information on selecting your materia medica, safety issues, formulation, herbal resources, herbs for stress and anxiety and herbs for digestion. Sprinkled along the way are practical advice, delightful information, and the priceless stories that Rosemary so artfully weaves into her teaching.
8+ hours of video
* The Foundations of Herbalism Video set is Included in both The Online and Online Plus Printed versions of The Science & Art of Herbalism
Now is the season where we have beautiful Violets blooming all over the ground and they are so easy to harvest! You (and your small children with clean hands) can reach down and grasp a bunch of the leaves and flowers, gently ask them to release and give thanks. Leave half for the bees and take half for you. Put them into a basket in one layer to dry. If you put too many layers together they’ll mold! I like to use big round beautiful baskets. They are easily stackable so that drying is very efficient. Remember to dry away from light but with good air circulation.
From the dried flowers and leaves you can make violet syrup or add them into teas for breast issues. Whether it is breast cancer or fibro-cystic breasts, Violet has a definite affinity to the breasts.
You can make cough syrups by adding harvested Violets to gently heated honey or honey loquat syrup. Violet is especially good for the cough that is at the back of the throat (i.e. always clearing the throat.)
Violets also make lovely ice cubes to add into summer teas. Even Winter teas if you can keep ice cubes around that long!
Kids love them. Gathering up some beautiful violets is a great project to do with the family. You can even make candied violets, but I am not a chef.
Okay, enjoy the Spring!