WORMWOOD || ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM

Most of the time I lived in California, I had a wormwood plant by the door of my home. When I moved across the country, I gave my well-loved door guardian to my oh-so-sweet, young neighbor. She loved plants, and I knew she would provide a good home for my beloved wormwood friend.

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SUMACADE || A SUMMERTIME HERBAL BEVERAGE || WILD FOOD

It has been many moons since I was introduced to sumacade. I can’t even recall who first shared this herbal knowledge with me. But I can see myself standing in the production room in the back of my herbal shop, brewing up this tasty summertime treat for the very first time. And that, like most all of my herbal firsts, is a fond memory ❤

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LAW OF ATTRACTION AND HER 11 SIBLINGS

I’ve been an avid Law of Attraction (LOA) practitioner for about 8 years now.

I first learned of this universal truth 14 years ago. I dabbled with it a bit here and there for quite some time (well, 6 years if you do the math). But I didn’t develop a consistent application of it in my life until 2012. It was then that I realized I was spending endless hours studying LOA and not very much time applying it in my daily life.

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CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS || SHORT SEASON WILD FOOD

Chanterelles are easily the most known wild mushroom out there. It seems that just about anyone who has ever had even the slightest interest in foraging mushrooms has heard of these fabulous little woodland treats.

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RULES TO LIVE BY || MY THREE NON-NEGOTIABLES

We all have rules we live by. Some of us may be more cognizant of them than others. But we all have them nonetheless. You’ve heard people state them many times.

“Don’t compare your insides to someone else’s outsides.”

“Don’t mistake making a living with making a life.”

“Get comfortable in your own skin.”

These, and several others, are all ‘life rules’ I respect. And I actually employ them pretty regularly in my own life. But they are not the ones that have had the most impact on me. You know, the ones that literally took my breath away for a few moments when I first heard them. Like really heard them.

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