Continuing to Serve in Virtual Reality

Here we are in Virtual Reality!  How am I?  Busy!  Being a practicing herbalist means we always have the quest to serve.  We also have seriously ill clients already who need to refill their orders.  The box outside has constant activity and spraying!  I had the foresight to order herbs, menstruum, and containers prior to the lockdown.  My days are spent with my Herbalist in Residence, Jaime Jancosek.  She and I have been OCD about cleanliness, created a fabulous spray for packages, mail, and hands.  (Now used by our mail carriers).  In addition to her efficiency, emotional support and knowledge of our beloved plants she has a dog, Moby, so we have to walk the coast, six feet apart from others daily.  

I watch people running, and spitting on the street.  Again, our OCD tendencies now include leaving our outdoor shoes in a plastic bin under the mailbox.  Jaime’s Mom came up with that one.  

Luca has been super happy to cuddle night and day.

We make sure to stay hydrated with warm fluids.  I feel a little burst of fairy dust around me when I hear that warm is best!  Who has said those words these past forty years?  Half your body weight in ounces, at body temperature of warm fluids.  Yes!

We have a preventative dosage of Baikal Skullcap root, ¼ tsp twice daily.  

At first symptoms Upper Respiratory System Tincture
Flu Fighter formula Usnea, Baikal, Mullein, Boneset, Licorice, Hyssop

Then, if there were beds and it was open to go to the hospital.  Bring your spray, earplugs and a sleep mask full of lavender and flax seeds.


The Big Guns Lower Respiratory System Tincture

Baikal Skullcap, Pleurisy, Elecampane, Licorice roots, Boneset and Mullein leaf, Hyssop ¼ tsp twice daily.  With the addition of a demulcent tea like Marshmallow root, Burdock, Fenugreek, flax, Irish Moss, Lungwort, Oats, Olive leaf, Ashwagandha, and Couchgrass will be growing soon!  That’s why our animals nibble on that tenacious plant, it expels the hard mucus from within.

I am using Facetime or Zoom to “see” clients and listen to their fascinating life stories.  Virtual, of course, not my first choice, being a tactile person, pulse taker and reader of the face, nails, and tongue.  It does work.  Harder to read those colors and lines on the screen.  People have been as effusive as they ever were in person.  I do miss hugs!  Interestingly, one of the most common threads is that people don’t know how to cook!  Shall I do more basic cooking classes on Facebook?  Too funny.

I am also offering Practicing Herbalists an opportunity to “Sit in Circle” for Clinic Days.  Five practitioners.  You will have a job, Note Taking, Time-Line, Phrase catching and perhaps virtual testing of herbs.  This takes Matthew Wood’s proven use of drop testing, or to write the name of the herb on paper to test, now to write the name and tune in ethereally to test.  We shall see how that goes!  What an adventure!

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I managed to drive to the Publishers Storage warehouse to gather ten cases of my book as well!  The official ending of non-essential business was the following day.  Yikes.  I am able to ship by USPS from home as usual.  Phew.  People have more time to read and study.  Cool.

The online Reading the Body Class, a full weekend intensive shot in Texas with Nicole Telkes is always available on my website

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Be well, be safe, Bees arrive mid-April and know that we all belong to the family of humans, all humans walking this gorgeous planet.  Learn to share, have good boundaries and love the light you shine! Margi

Responsible Caring

In the time of Covid- 19

Until further notice by my town and the world population, all appointments will be on FaceTime or Skype!

Contact the office at 781-631-4312 to keep or set up a new appointment. Herbal orders will be wrapped, wiped and shipped or left in the pickup box.

In good health, Margi.

Friends & Sun Heal the Heart & Soul

I was in Sarasota Florida for nearly 2 weeks.  What did I discover?  
Sun heals the soul and heart.  

Friends, Linda and Doug Haley offered their gorgeous home on beautiful waters of Phillipe Creek, with Osprey overhead and hysterical Crows.  Adam David Mcinnes graciously took me to various parts of the city, sharing meals and we both missing 5 Corners Kitchen and all our friends there.  

Adam David Mcinnes, great company and tour guide!

Linda organized a dinner party to meet even more delightfully enlightened beings.  Helen Joy Gardner, healer and fellow Polarity Therapist, an apprentice from 1996, drives for hours to hang out for breakfast, farmers’ markets and other delightful moments.  Linda and I walk the quartz crystal sands at Crescent and Siesta Key, or simply walk along with plant drenched paths.  The plants are so bright and happy and beckon to me “Get to know me.”  Future Plant friends to learn from and listen to.  

I feel I am tapping back into myself.  My light-sprouting times 40 or 50 years ago with Bernie Siegel and Louise Haye, hanging out for Satsang and meditations with circles of kindred spirits.  

Louise wrote that wonderful little blue book “Healing your Body” with affirmations tied to body ailments or thoughts expressed..  Clarity of being, being human on this Earth.  Bernie and Louise teaching so many the healing arts, the power of the mind through all these years.

Nina Meyer Zaken has blossomed and evolved, chills run up my spine, great company, and warmth.  There are regular circles for Sufi dancing, meditations, study groups on spiritual evolution & drum circles.  Excellent espresso at Perq coffee bar.  I do mean excellent espresso!  Blues and jazz.  Wine tasting from South Africa, Australia and France and more with Lisa Nelson after my superior massage with her.  I have met organic farmers (twice a week at the big or little farmers market) and an herb grower and today, wait for it, an herbalist!

Lauren Pagano Steven, a blessed herbal connection in Sarasota!

Self-taught Lauren Pagano Steven, Urban Blossom Tea Co. appeared for her first Market and I felt the kinship we herbal folk do.  The eyes meet, words spoken, and you fall into the deep well of knowingness.  My peeps.  I suggested she organize a class so I can return next month.  Maybe return every winter for the duration.  Maybe buy a house and set up practice in this sunny land.  Maybe become a Snowbird.  After all, my hair is white and this place is a vortex of amazing energy.  My house sitters are incredible, Jeanny Preston, Rob, Galen, and Aiden Whitman keeping the energy at home high.  Loving Luca and making sure all is well.  Do I have two homes now?  Hmm, may need an herbalist to take up residence in Marblehead, filling orders and seeing clients, loving Luca… any of my students interested?  Winter in Massachusetts, Boston so close, 5 Corners to tempt your palette?

Margi at the Drum Circle Siesta Key

One thing I know for sure, the plants, our kin, have always led me.  They will have their way! Intention and change for the highest good!  Classes to begin in Sarasota soon.  Want to join us?