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  • Friday, May 07, 2021 3:58 PM | Anonymous
    Herbalist Linda Conroy

    Susun interviews Linda Conroy.
    Linda Conroy, MSS, MLSP is a Wise Woman, Bioregional Herbalist, A Wild and Whole Food Afficinado and a Community Organizer. She is the founder of Moonwise Herbs, The Midwest Women's Herbal Conference and Mycelium Mysteries, a Women's Mushroom Gathering. She lives at her homestead in southern Wisconsin with the plants, mushrooms, ducks, chickens, rabbits, honey bees, great pyreness and familiar felines. She teaches classes and runs apprenticeship programs based on the wise woman tradition.
    She can be reached at www.moonwiseherbs.com or midwestwomensherbal.com



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    * caller follow-up: dog with pressure sore
    * visual disturbances following physical exertion
    * scalp infection
    * facial acne
    * willow bark
    * brahmi
    * brain fog/improving sleep quality
    * corneal abrasion

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:13 PM | Anonymous
    Author Maureen Smith

    Susun interviews Maureen Smith.
    Maureen Theresa Smith is a writer, activist, and mom with a background in healing arts. She defines her life work as integrating spirituality into everyday practices and rituals that are inspirational and fun, in order to support girls and teens in becoming whole, strong women. Her company, Indigo Blooms offers personal coaching, support circles, workshops and products to empower girls and those that care for them by enhancing intuition, awareness, and inner-authority with beauty, joy and a fierce commitment to self-love and compassion for all. Maureen offers visionary coaching and to girls and women in times of transition and facilitates Indigo Circles for tween and teen girls. She authored First Moon, Celebration and Support for a Girls' Growing Up Journey, New World Library, Spring 2005 and recently, Your Moontime Magic, A Girls Guide to Getting Your Period and Loving Your Body, New World Library, 2020.



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    menopausal fatigue
    gallbladder pain
    Chinese herbal preparations
    facial skin complexion
    100 proof vodka for tintcuring
    cyst in the breast area
    caller follow-up: improved blood pressure with yarrow and garlic
    linden
    flouride

  • Friday, April 23, 2021 2:06 PM | Anonymous
    Artist Lisa Levart

    Susun interviews Lisa Levart.
    Hudson Valley artist and photographer Lisa Levart is on a mission.
    Goddess on Earth, her life long assignment, celebrates contemporary women while drawing upon ancient stories to elevate their life journeys. Her archetypal imagery is created through the eyes of love to inspire other women to be their most powerful selves. For over twenty years, Lisa has traveled the world creating iconic portraits that reveal the spirit of independent girls, ferocious women, powerful warrior activists and epic elders, and weaves together the personal and collective journeys of women's lives. Her work has been exhibited widely and is represented in the permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in NYC. Projects have generously been supported by the NY State Council of the Arts and in 2015, 2018 and 2020 her work was recognized by the Julia Margaret Cameron Award's for Women Photographers. Her first book, Goddess on Earth: Portraits of the Divine Feminine, won a Gold Nautilus Book Award and was named one of the 100 Best New Women's Spirituality Books by the California Institute of Integral Studies.
    In June 2021, Goddess on Earth Oracle, A Divination Deck and Guidebook With Spirited Wisdom From Your Sisters will be released.



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    fungal infection of the mouth
    distorted sense of smell post-covid
    caller follow-up: seasonal allergies
    using herbal simples vs herbal combinations
    overactive bladder
    bell peppers
    retinal tear
    kidney distress
    herbal infusions
    sugar cravings
    depression & ADHD

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:06 PM | Anonymous
    Nurse Herbalist Martha Libster

    Susun interviews Dr. Martha Libster.
    Dr. Martha Libster is an international expert in the practice of nurse-herbalism, integrative nursing, and botanical self-care. Her work advances the art and science of nurse-herbalism and has been disseminated through publications, presentations, and community events on five continents. Her practice models on integrative nursing, health culture diplomacy, and precision botanical self-care have contributed to global health transformation, policy reforms, and wellness innovations. Dr. Martha is the author of 9 books. Her award-winning history, Herbal Diplomats (2004), documents the lost history of 19th century American nurses’ leadership during a nationwide healthcare reform movement focused on botanical self-care. Dr. Martha is now expanding her nurse-herbalist work to the public through her Self-care Institute and Self-care League. Her latest book, Gentle Medicine for Balance in Body and Peace of Mind, was released in 2020. It introduces her Elements of Care® program, a self-care program that builds on nursing’s centuries-old practice of precision self-care with plants as partners.
    www.GoldenAppleHealingArts.com
    www.DrMarthaLibster.com



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    caller follow-up: UTI
    lidocaine
    cataracts
    prednisone
    beech saplings and fiddlehead ferns
    tick bites
    cannabis tincture
    fragrance sensitivities
    tinnitus
    heart health issues
    infusions vs tinctures

  • Friday, April 09, 2021 2:26 PM | Anonymous
    Artist Pam Kray

    Susun interviews Pam Kray.
    Pam Kray is film/video/multimedia artist, writer and editor. Pam has exhibited in the United States and internationally through numerous solo screenings and festival participation and has collaborated artistically with filmmakers, audio composers, painters, sculptors, dancers and theatrical producers. Her works include short and feature narrative, experimental and documentary films and videos. Her video documentary, Mushroom Seekers (2002), premiered at Anthology Film Archives in New York, again at the Telluride Mushroom Festival, and has screened repeatedly in the U.S. and Europe. Working in themes as diverse as gambling and wild mushroom picking, she has brought her observations of humans and their occupations together with her interests in plants as investigations of life, particularly in America. She hopes that her work in American studies strikes more universal points of understanding.
    To view Pam’s film-video work online, go to: https://pamkray.com



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    separation of partnership
    caller follow-up: seasonal allergies
    herbal weight-loss supplements
    rebuilding health with nourishing herbal infusions
    completing a miscarriage
    sunburned lips
    storing & restoring root tinctures
    different alcohols for tincture making
    talking with plants

  • Friday, April 02, 2021 1:50 PM | Anonymous
    Author Cyndi Dale.

    Susun interviews Cyndi Dale.
    Considered the “Teacher of Teachers”, Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, intuitive energy healer, professor of energy medicine, and author of 27 books about energy medicine, intuition, and spirituality. She has worked with over 70,000 clients and presented hundreds of seminars and workshops across the Americas and in Russia, England, Wales, Amsterdam, Iceland, Costa Rica, Belize, Morocco, Peru, Scotland, and more. She is also a favored teacher and healer for China, leading in-person and on-line classes, and has been published in over 18 languages.
    Her books include the bible of Energy Medicine and the winner of four internationally recognized Publisher’s Awards, The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy, and Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Chakras, the largest compendium of chakra knowledge ever produced (2016). Her latest release is Energy Healing for Trauma, Stress & Chronic Illness (Llewellyn, July 2020). Advanced Chakra Healing, a reissue of a popular book first printed fifteen years ago, is slated for release by Llewellyn in August 2021. Along with Dana Childs, Cyndi is also writing a book to be published in 2022 by St. Martin’s Press about making food and health choices through the chakras.



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    caller follow-up: seasonal allergies
    leaky gut syndrome
    nourishing herbal infusions guidelines
    raw food vs cooked food
    tincture of pine
    concussion
    purple dead nettle

  • Friday, March 26, 2021 4:42 PM | Anonymous
    Herbalist Sarah Ellen.

    Susun interviews Sarah Ellen.
    Sarah Ellen is a student of life. She cherishes the opportunity to live with awareness and experience the wholeness of being alive. Sarah Ellen lives at her home, Heartsong, in Barrington Hills, Illinois with her husband Jay, and their dogs, cats, goats and chickens. She intends each day to know and remember her inherent connection with the Earth and all the magic that surrounds her. What gifts could be received from a poison ally? During a 2015 three season herbalism class with herbalist Linda Conroy, Sarah Ellen found out. Asked to choose a plant ally Sarah asked that the plant choose her. Though not who she expected, when Poison Ivy appeared it was an invitation too curious to pass up.



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    caller follow-up: allergens
    healthy environment
    caller follow-up: dairy & meat digestion
    support for healing a compression fracture
    violets
    liver support
    caller follow-up: improved eye health and other benefits from diet changes
    caller follow-up: post-menopausal support
    veganism

  • Friday, March 19, 2021 4:35 PM | Anonymous
    Ganjasana Plant Medicine School, Rachael Carlevale.

    Susun interviews Rachael Carlevale.
    Rachael Carlevale is the Founder and Director of Education of the Ganjasana Plant Medicine School where she leads cannabis yoga ceremonies, and facilitates CEU courses and trainings on regenerative farming, ganja yoga YTT, permaculture and biodynamics. Speaking on behalf of the natural world, Rachael honors the plants and life in the soil by transmitting their messages for the wellbeing of all—regenerating body, mind and soil for the collective. Rachael is a certified Mindfulness Educator, and Certified Yoga Instructor with an academic foundation in plant and soil sciences (receiving high honors Bachelors of Science degree from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Ayurveda, Women’s Health and ethnobotanical traditions. She works with many plant allies including a deep passion for cannabis, hemp, and ayahuasca. Rachael is also the founder of the Green Tent - Women’s Cannabis Circles, and contributes to GRAM Magazine with her ‘Cultivation Column.’ She offers her gifts by the ocean coast of Maine, where she lives in alignment with the natural rhythms of the sun, moon, and stars, and grows living soil, regenerative cannabis, and vermicompost.
    www.ganjasana.com



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    making violet honey with the leaves
    strengthening the core & pelvic floor
    lowering blood sugar levels
    allergens
    tubal ligation & birth control choices
    claiming plant heritage
    plantar warts
    sharing remedies & medicines
    anti-viral artemesia, Sweet Annie
    cannbis & anxiety
    chickweed

  • Friday, March 12, 2021 4:30 PM | Anonymous
    Body-Peace coach Nina Manolson.

    Susun interviews Nina Manolson.
    Nina Manolson M.A. NBC-HWC is a Body-Peace® coach. She helps women end the war with food and body and finally feel truly at home in their body. Really at home. The kind of at home where you can run around naked and not worry about what is "good enough" or what others will think. The kind of good that allows you to feel ultimate freedom and body-peace.
    Nina is also a Certified Psychology of Eating Teacher, Nationally Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and Certified Body-Trust Guide. She helps her clients move past the deprivation-diet paradigm and into a compassionate and powerful way of eating & living which creates deep, long-lasting change in and with their bodies.
    Nina works with individuals, groups and writes body-poems – all in service of helping women create a respectful and nourishing relationship with their body.
    Learn more at: NinaManolson.com



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    menopausal symptoms - nourishment vs treatment
    sprained wrist/ tendonitis
    urinary tract infection
    high blood pressure
    linden infusion
    herbal / nutritional book recommendations
    poison ivy rash near eyes
    sleep disturbances
    digestive issues / gut health
  • Friday, March 05, 2021 5:20 PM | Anonymous
    Intuitive astrologer Virginia Rosenberg

    Susun interviews Virginia Rosenberg.
    Virginia Rosenberg is an intuitive astrologer for social change. Her passion is natural healing of self and society. She believes that healing is innate, and that healing is a matter of becoming more conscious of and connected with ourselves, our bodies, each other, and the more-than-human Worlds. Astrology is a multidimensional map. A book of life. An ancestral language art that reveals the interrelationship between humans and Nature. Astrology is a tool of perception and embodied communication that allows us to locate ourselves in the cosmic dance of timespace and re-weaves us into the fabric of what is. Since 2010, Virginia has offered over 4,000 readings for clients worldwide, as well as teaching classes, workshops, and retreats. A prolific writer, her words on spirituality and culture have gone viral and inform meditation and study groups across the globe. Virginia is a Mother, a dirt-worshipper, and a realm-journeyer, ever curious what wondrous magic will be born of Earth and Sky.



    Q & A topics in this episode include:
    herbal honeys
    growing mint
    COVID-19 vaccine differences
    making tinctures: reviving a tincture whose alcohol has evaporated
    gestational diabetes
    red raspberry use during pregnancy
    makin tinctures: oxidization
    caller follow-up: pancreatitis/digestive issues
    safety & effectiveness of herbal medicine

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