Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Herbal Blogroll Spotlight: Herb Geek and the Herbalist's Path

If you are a regular reader of my blog then I apologize for saying this for the thousandth time, but WOW! I have had such a fun time putting together the "complete" herbal blogroll. I've learned about so many wonderful blogs and heard from herbalists all over the world! 

Don't know what I am talking about? Check out my attempt at putting together a complete herbal blog list. 

All this is pretty amazing considering that herbalism was all but dead in North America as little as four decades ago. Now we are able to share an incredible amount of information in so many different ways. 

One comment I've heard over and over again from those using the herbal blogroll as a resource is that there are sooo many great blogs, but how do they make time for it? One idea I've come up with is to highlight a blogpost 1-2 times a month. (Here's another blog organizing tip.)

I hope to highlight a variety of different blogs on a variety of different topics from monographs, to herbal theory to DIY herbal medicine. 

Why blogs? 
One reason I love reading blogs so much is the contemporary nature of a blog. The collection of herbal blogs today represent an interesting anthropological view of herbalism in the early 21st century. This can include not only HOW we are using herbs but also issues within herbalism. 

Herbal Blog Spotlight
In that vein I've chosen to highlight a blog post about the herbalist's path from the Herb Geek Blog. This blogpost discusses a topic I hear more and more frequently in the herbal world. Many people are answering their herbal passion and then wondering, how does this become both my passion and my way of making a living? What is the path of the herbalist? 

Herb Geek author, Mélanie Pulla offer us her thoughts on the herbalist's path in this blog post. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Turmeric: "A medicine cabinet in a curry bowl."

This Page Has Moved.
to learn about the health benefits of turmeric.

to use turmeric in some recipes!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Treat Yourself! A weekend retreat

I am thrilled to announce our second annual herbal and yoga retreat taking place March 16th - 18th, 2012. 

Awaken to the vitality of spring with a weekend of nourishing food, herbs and yogic presence. 

We will use food as medicine, preparing simple ayurvedic recipes and herbal teas, supplementing this with asana and pranayama practice, sauna time and silence. Support body and mind as we move into the season of heightened energy and activity! 

The retreat will be led by

Becky Studen, certified yoga teacher, has studied various types of yoga including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Pre- and Post-natal, and Power Core and Yin yoga. Yoga has reminded her to breathe deeply when parenting, love her body and to take time to simply be.

 Rosalee de la Forȇt, traditional herbalist and Structural medicine Specialist. Rosalee is the author of dozens of articles and several ebooks on herbal healing.


Friday night ~ Restore
Arrive at 5:00
5:30 - 6:30 
Grounding yoga practice
7:00 - 8:00 
8:00 - 9:00 
Opening circle; introductions, intentions

Saturday ~ Rejuvenate
8:00 - 8:45 Awakening yoga practice 
9:00 - 9:45 Breakfast 
9:45 - 10:30 Free time (outside time encouraged) 
10:30 - 12:00 Herbal discussion: Supporting the immune system
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch 
1:30 - 3:30 Free time, sauna 
3:30 - 5:30 Deepening yoga practice 
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner 
7:30 - 9:00 Personal Time, sauna

Sunday ~ Radiate
8:00 - 8:45 Awakening yoga practice 
9:00 - 9:45 Breakfast 
9:45 - 10:00 Free time 
10:00 - 11:00 Herbal discussion: Understanding our food as medicine
11:00 - 12:00 Completion yoga practice
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 2:00 Closing circle

All meals will be eaten in silence, and silence will be encouraged in common areas. Participation in meal prep and clean up is part of the weekend experience.

The retreat is hosted by the
in the Methow Valley

We are joyfully offering this weekend at an exceptionally low price in order to serve those who need this retreat. Space is limited to 11 participants - register early to ensure your spot. 

When: March 16th-18th, 2012

Registration: $195 by March 4th, $220 after 

send check to 
Skalitude Retreat
PO Box 74
Carlton WA 98814 

more info: www.skalitude.com, 509-997-1032

Monday, January 16, 2012

Organizing all those herbal blogs

This Page Has Moved.
Please Visit http://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/organizing-herbal-blogs.html
to learn how to organize all your herbal blogs!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Herbal Blog Roll Banners!

This Page Has Moved.
Please go to http://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/herbal-banners.html
to get your herbal banners for the blog list!