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Archive for November, 2009

For the Birds

• Nov 23rd, 2009 • Category: Seasons

I know a lot of city dwellers think I’m nuts but I love living in the woods. As I write, there are two deer wandering & foraging on the hillside outside my office window … it looks like one mama and an almost-yearling. They are part of a herd of around a dozen that live […]



Top 10 Herbs

• Nov 19th, 2009 • Category: health, herbs, magic

I’ve been getting some inquiries from folks just starting to investigate herbs about which ones they should start with. My usual reply is “start with solving a problem you currently have and then build from there”. However, having some on hand “just in case” isn’t a bad idea. I also recognize that not everyone has […]



Herbal Dental Care

• Nov 12th, 2009 • Category: health, herbs

I just got back from having my teeth cleaned. While it’s not on my top-100 list of favorite things to do, it seems to be one of those necessary evils. However, the last two cleanings have been short and, while not pleasant, weren’t painful. I put it all down to the fact that I quit […]



Seasonal Thoughts

• Nov 5th, 2009 • Category: herbs, magic, Seasons

Now that Samhain is over, according to retailers (as I mentioned in another post), we’re officially into the Christmas season. But not for everyone! My school, American College of Healthcare Sciences just posted on Facebook about how they use the change of seasons to refocus on goals. Naturally, they talk about health-related items like drinking […]



‘Tis the Season – Already

• Nov 2nd, 2009 • Category: magic

I read several blogs every day … keeping up with what’s happening outside my small world. One I read echoed my sentiments almost exactly. Rue was bemoaning the fact that the day after Samhain/Hallowe’en, Walmart is oversubscribed with Christmas items. IMHO, retailing is getting more desperate each year. Hallowe’en candy was in the stores in […]