Earth Medicine

Creating Right Relationship with the Sea

Cardigan Bay, PEI, Canada, at sunset. Today, on World Oceans Day, June 8th each year, I thank the Sea for teaching me and for the right relationship we are co-creating. The sea has been my teacher for so long that I can’t remember our earliest connection but I do know she has always urged me… Continue reading Creating Right Relationship with the Sea

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Earth Day 2022: Invest in the Planet

April 22, Earth Day #InvestInOurPlanet “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates Wisdom from Grandmother Moon As Wise Women committed to an earth-based spirituality, we are striving to be in right relationship with Mama Earth, defending her and nurturing her… Continue reading Earth Day 2022: Invest in the Planet

Earth Medicine, Wheel of the Year

Mugwort: your Solstice herb for Dreaming

🎶 Dream a little dream … 🎶 Mugwort is one of my favourite herbs for smoke medicine (aka saining, aka smudging), and when dried is wonderful for connecting with dreams and for visioning. Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.) is in the aster / daily family Asteraceae . And there are many ways to use this herb… Continue reading Mugwort: your Solstice herb for Dreaming

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Farewell to a tree friend

I love the trees on our street. They are mostly maple but there is also chestnut, birch, oak, magnolia, and other favourites. Each year I capture their seasonality on a particular day: April 4th for their spring awakening and October 4th as they transform and shed for winter. I love watching how each comes into… Continue reading Farewell to a tree friend

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MoonDay Musings: wisdom from a plant ally

Today I learned (yet another) lesson from one of my plant allies, the Rose of Sharon plant now blooming on our balcony. Let me tell you a story . . . I was disappointed when, early last year, we were asked to remove all window boxes from our balcony due to pending construction and balcony… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: wisdom from a plant ally

Earth Medicine, Spirituality

Finding your sanctuary

Where do you find your sanctuary? Your sacred place? Like this Hermann Hesse quote, I find sanctuary with the trees and with Nature... meditating in or walking through a forest, sitting at the ocean's edge contemplating the sky and the water, strolling through a meadow, sitting on a riverbank. Click image to follow us on… Continue reading Finding your sanctuary

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Scent, a portal to plant communication

“They say that the scent of a flower is its spirit.”from The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge It was believed that the scents of flowers were messages from angels and saints, from Holy Spirit. I agree that some scents can certainly be heavenly, but others give a distinct message: stay away! I prefer to think… Continue reading Scent, a portal to plant communication

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Earth Day: an ongoing commitment to old growth forests

Images by award-winning nature and conservation photographer, and forest activist TJ Watt As we celebrate Earth Day and Earth Week, I continue to lobby for sustainability and a range of environmental issues and challenges including an end to logging old growth forests. This is ongoing for me, not just on April 22nd. The preservation of… Continue reading Earth Day: an ongoing commitment to old growth forests

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Earth Day 2021: Restore and Rewild the Earth and your Self

Each year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day / Jour de la Terre. For some, every day is Earth Day but this special day can also be an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the world around us and perhaps renew our commitment to sustainability. For me, it begins with right relationship and… Continue reading Earth Day 2021: Restore and Rewild the Earth and your Self

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Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

You may already be familiar with Earth Day — which last year celebrated 50 years of commitment to a sustainable planet — and may have already planned how you will celebrate and honour it, perhaps by making changes in your home or work environment. This year's theme is Restore the Earth, and there are many… Continue reading Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth