• Ashwagandha

    The Plant That Changed Me Without pretense, I can say that Ashwagandha has changed my life. It is rare that I write about a plant that I have never cultivated, harvested, or even met face

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  • Chaparral

      Creosote, Chaparral, Larrea tridentata. No matter what name you call her by, this resilient medicinal shrub is a true steward of the Desert. Her range extends from West Texas through New Mexico, Arizona, and

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  • Cleavers

    Due to its abundance, and its admittedly obnoxious habit of clinging to anything that so much as brushes past it, Cleavers is regarded as a pesky weed by many folks.  But in reality, it’s a

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  • Damiana

    Damiana reconnects us to the honest and simple intelligence of our bodies. It renews our trust in the sacred language of sensation and helps us to feel safe in the world once more. In a

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  • Dandelion

    Dandelion is one of the first plants many people learn to recognize, and one of the few herbs that just about anyone can identify.  Dandelions are accessible, widespread, and remarkably generous with their gifts and

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  • Evening Primrose

    Primroses are just about my favorite thing when it comes to Springtime because along with the more obvious beauty of their blossoms, they also hold within them treasures of incredible healing. While many folks are

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  • Ocotillo

    Ocotillo puts us back in touch with our wild instincts. For those who have experienced trauma, sexual or otherwise, and have lost their sense of agency and self ownership, or perhaps never known it to

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  • Piñon

    There is, perhaps, no other tree or plant that my life has become as interwoven with the Pine. Her changing gifts mark the turning of the wheel of the year–wood harvested in Spring, cured in

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  • Rosemary

    Rosemary is an herb of optimism—of wholehearted hope, against all odds. Her sure and purple blooms persist even in the chill of mid-winter.  If you’re feeling dull, heavy, lethargic, or depressed, regularly interacting with rosemary will work quickly

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  • Wild Onions

    Harvesting wild onions is a deliciously grounding way to reconnect with the Earth as she grows more fertile with each passing day of Spring. I recommend finding a patch of damp earth, dappled with sun

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  • Yarrow

    The scent of fresh yarrow is one of the best that I have ever known. Yarrowsmells sweet in the way that butter, or a puppy’s breath, or a newborn all smell sweet; pure and good and wholly untouched

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