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Making remedies together at #greenmagicsummercamp . What a delightful day! #herbalism #herbalretreat #interestledlearning
My herb buddy and I are headed to #greenmagicsummercamp !
I've been pushing myself a little too hard for weeks (possibly months). So with camp coming up tomorrow I can feel my body struggling to keep going strong (of course). My answer (aside from letting go of the small stuff) is in this jar. A strong overnight infusion of: nettle (for nourishment, energy, and strength); a shot of long-simmered astragalus (for the stable immune system boost I need right now); some fresh ginger root (to soothe my belly and amp the flavor); and a big pinch of ashwagandha (for calm, stable energy and nervous system support). 🌿Grateful for herbs, for so many reasons! Now, let's do this! #herbalism #greenmagicsummercamp #nettle #herbalretreat #ashwagandha #astragalus
There's a quick hello-goodbye over on the blog as we dash out the door to Green Magic Summer Camp! #greenmagicsummercamp #herbalretreat #herbalism #interestledlearning
First, she deep cleaned the disaster that was our porch. Then she cut and arranged a bouquet of sage, echinacea, and hyssop in a vintage blue jar. And then the two of us - me knitting and her painting - sat together in the sunshine quietly making art. So thankful for these small but powerful gifts. 💐 Real Life Postscript: she is now playing minecraft and I'm hanging out scrolling instagram.
To my friends who have long lived in fear - fear for their safety, fear for their children, fear of being judged or targeted for their faith or sexually or the color of their skin: know that in this small, predominantly white corner of the Midwest I am teaching my children about racism and privilege and their responsibility to stand up for what is right. I am showing them a photograph of a black officer standing guard at a protest spewing white supremacist hatred, and asking them how it would feel to stand in his shoes. I am telling them the history of our country - including its legacy of slaves moving in both directions across the sea - and the long simmering cauldron of misguided hate that has once more begun to boil over. I am naming our friends who are black or brown or gay or trans and asking: Do they deserve any less than you? And I'm asking them to never be silent in the face of injustice. Privilege is thinking something is not a problem because it is not a problem to you personally. More love. Less hate. And more courage to raise your voice for justice, even as you tremble. ✨(As a small but significant aside, if the phrase Black Lives Matter triggers you I urge you to dig deep and ask yourself why. Perhaps this reframing will help: rather than meaning only black lives matter, it simply means that black lives matter, too. It is a desperate call for help in a time of dire need. I will heed the call.) #whiteprivilege #blacklivesmatter
Around here... (Oh, how I wanted to dash across that corn field and have a look around!) #beautifuldecay #driftless #abandonedplaces
I 💖U! (Ridiculous out-takes follow. In case this one isn't ridiculous enough for ya.)