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Maya Abdominal Massage the Wise Woman Way

Maya Abdominal Massage the Wise Woman Way

In Central America the art of abdominal massage is at the core of the traditional healers’ practice and is utilized as a diagnostic tool as well as a treatment.

Strawberry Moon

Strawberry Moon

In the time of our ancestors, we lived by the seasons and what was in nature. Many of our ceremonies were predicted by the moon and seasons.

Hawthorn: What’s It Good For?

Hawthorn: What’s It Good For?

Evening falls.
Spirit comes.
Sun goes down and the day is done.
Mother Earth awaken me
To the heartbeat of the sea.

A Droplet of Peace

A Droplet of Peace

Early this morning as the sun rises to a new day, it shines upon thousands of sparkling droplets decorating the blades of wild timothy grass on the high rocky point by the lake. After intermittent rain all day yesterday, I welcome the sun and these marvellous droplets, each one clear and beautiful, a sparkling diamond that slowly lengthens and spreads as the sun warms each blade.

Wild Green Wild

Wild Green Wild

Once a dear friend and I were the only humans living on the peak of a certain mountain in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Our neighbors were the plants and animals on 250 acres, sprawling in every direction.

Spring Tonics

Spring Tonics

Spring has finally arrived, and you are enjoying a lovely walk along the creek. Suddenly, something stings your ankle! No, its not a wasp, its the stinging nettle plant, known to botanists as Urtica dioica. But before you curse this common weed, you should know that it is one of the most nutrient dense foods available. Nettle greens are a rich source of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, cobalt, copper, potassium, trace minerals, chlorophyll, the B-complex vitamins, and more.

The Heart of the Goddess

The Heart of the Goddess

The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations of the World’s Sacred Feminine  — culled from cultures around the world — has the potential to change the dominant narrative about human nature and about women’s creativity, beauty, and power, to inspire and unite us, as well as future generations.

Magnificent Morning

Magnificent Morning

Inner radiance or light is an achievement; it is nothing that just happens. It begins with experiencing the feeling of gratitude and wonder of life. It begins with a real intimate relationship with nature and the bounty of food with which she graces us.

Hysterectomy Hysteria: or .... How to hang onto your uterus

Hysterectomy Hysteria: or .... How to hang onto your uterus

Imagine you were unlucky enough to be a menopausal woman in the mid- to late-1800's, perhaps with irregular painful periods, hot flashes and a dash of depression.