How to Receive the Gifts of Plants (and Life)

How to Receive the Gifts of Plants (and Life)

Receive. Receive what comes to you. My plant spirit teacher taught me that plants that will heal me will come to me. All I need to do is receive.  Receiving – coming into relationship and taking that in, however – takes a little preparation. Those of you...
Let's Get Coherent

Let's Get Coherent

There’s been talk in the integrative wellness world about coherence, so here’s a bit about that. It’s about vibration and the waves created therein. Some scientists say that all communication comes down to vibrational waves – light, sound,...
Hail Tulsi – Green Mahadevi

Hail Tulsi – Green Mahadevi

My garden right now is filled with the sweet green goddess known as tulsi. Tulsi is a type of basil that originated in India. There are several types, like sisters in a family. If you ‘do yoga’, love botanicals, AND you haven’t met tulsi yet,...
Plant Alchemy: Energy Hygiene

Plant Alchemy: Energy Hygiene

How many of you, when you look at how I describe myself, say to yourself “What the heck is plant alchemy?” Come on now, I know you do. Alchemists were the scientists of the 16th century. They were a fascinating lot – a little scientific, a little...
Overwhelmed by Darkness? Time to Join Ensparkleation Nation

Overwhelmed by Darkness? Time to Join Ensparkleation Nation

Vieques PR is an island about the size of Nantucket. One difference between these beautiful islands is that 50 years ago half of Vieques was cleared of long-term and indigenous residents and used as bombing target practice by the US military. Another difference is...
Save a Few Seeds

Save a Few Seeds

As the end of summer rolls around, saving a few seeds connects you with the rhythms of nature and gives you an opportunity to know more than one generation of a plant. I loved my white cosmos this year, and they can be hard to find early in the season. So, I’ve...