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Herbal Ramblings

#6 Stress & Shootings

Stress. Trauma. Uncertainty. Fear. Christchurch, New Zealand joins the rest of the world. Mass shootings based on hate. Now we get to wonder if loved ones will return from shopping or work. Will our children be safe at school? Like so many people worldwide, we get to worry. How can we handle this change? We’ve had the long term stress from devastating earthquakes and the tens of thousands of…

#5 Christmas Tidings

There is beauty everywhere. In life and in death. For those of you struggling this holiday season, be it from the loss of someone or from the process of losing someone, I ache for you.My daughter’s last Christmas was horrid yet intensely gorgeous. Weak, skeletal, wanting nothing more than her siblings, her dad, her mum. Songs sung, a hand held. Her laughing at her favourite video even though…

#4 Herb Nerd fun

Why I've been so quiet lately. Harvesting, markets, clinic. Herb Nerd fun. 

#3 Being A Herb Nerd

Herb Nerd products. They’re not fancy. They’re not beauty products. They’re things that have worked in clinic for quite some time. Eczema, psoriasis, rashes, radiation burns, bedsores, burns, exhaustion, and the unmentionable conditions no one likes to talk about. Ever-trusting clients would try it say, “Yeah that was great,” or “Nah, didn’t do a thing.” For years. So yeah, the stuff ain’t pr…

#2 That's It?

Have you been to the doctor where they give you a pill, send you on your way, and your left thinking, "That's it?" Me too! Getting a diagnosis can be overwhelming and the next step is usually hidden around the corner. Yes, there is a personal anecdote about this. It’s a bit long-winded but read on if you like.A few years back I began experiencing incredible pain when I moved. Every muscl…

And So It Begins

Hi! Welcome to my blog. What an awful word, blog. Never liked it. Sounds like something my dog would barf up onto the kitchen floor. I like Herbal Ramblings better. It's more fitting because I tend to ramble and it is about herbs.Just so you know, the photo is not the medicinal lavender. It's got too much camphor in it. Smells nice in potpourri but it won't help with sleep or burns or other herbal…