Margi’s Blog

Years of Practice

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!

Learning the Lesson of Taking Time for Yourself!

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) margi@earthsongherbals.com

The materials fee is $150 To bring home products that we make. (Not required, your choice) Pay Rochelle by PayPal toasterjack@yahoo.com this will confirm your spot in class.   Let Rochelle know you are attending while I am in Paris May 5-18  rochelle@sacredplantteachings.com   

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)

Garden Concerts Sundays 2pm – 4pm

10 Central Street, Marblehead MA 01945

Donations at the gate for musicians!  Herbal tea will be served.  BYOB and snacks.

 

 

 

August 12         

Debby Larkin  Jeff StoutQuintet

Gray Sargent  Guitar, Marshall Wood  Bass (Both home from Tony Bennett Tour)

Dave Mattacks  Drums

Jeff Stout  Trumpet 

Debby Larkin  Vocals

August 19   

Neta Raanan sax
Caio Afiune guitar
Max Ridley bass
Dor Herskovits drums

September 2

Tom Palance, Kaella bass         

September 30     

Hofbauer/Rosenthal Quartet

Eric Hofbauer: guitar, Dan Rosenthal: trumpet, Aaron Darrell: bass, Austin McMahon: drums austinmc27@yahoo.com

www.austinmcmahon.com

October 7          

Lucas Fonseca trio

October 14

Brian Price and Cooper-Moore

http://www.aumfidelity.com/cooper-moore.html

https://youtu.be/Bg9gd2UzwJU

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Practice

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!
Margi”

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.

Every day above ground is a gift!