Why The ‘Dancing’ Herbalist?

Many years ago, I started calling myself The Dancing Herbalist. It is me, it is who I am. Many people who do not know me personally ask me ‘Why dancing?’ Movement and dancing is a huge passion of mine, in addition to herbs. I have been dancing since I was a wee one and I…

Are you healthy? Part 2

Check out our last post to see if you are meeting the very basic health descriptors listed and get some brief tips to help you achieve those first steps of health and wellness. Urine color is a combination of two things, your hydration level and your bodies detoxification ability. Most people are detoxifying just fine…

Are you healthy? Part 1

Probably most people would say no and not do anything about it. Some people might say yes and might actually be healthy. I know I am not healthy by my own standards but the average person would look at me and my lifestyle and probably say I am healthy. Look over some of these questions…

Benefits of Consistent Movement, Part 3

There are many benefits of movement on the entire body. This long article was written in 2015 on our old blog platform and I am glad to bring it to you again to enjoy. Stress Response It is well known that exercise helps reduce stress. Stress shows up differently in different individuals because of the…

Benefits of Consistent Movement, Part 2

There are many benefits of movement on the entire body. This long article was written in 2015 on our old blog platform and I am glad to bring it to you again to enjoy. Digestive System Exercise can increase intestinal permeability, promoting leaky gut syndrome, when there is a relaxation in the tight junction of…

Benefits of Consistent Movement, Part 1

There are many benefits of movement on the entire body. We will begin with an overview of the benefits of including consistent movement in your life. This long article was written in 2015 on our old blog platform and I am glad to bring it to you again to enjoy.  “If we could give every…

Arthritis and Herbs

Arthritis, yea it hurts and boy does it take a lot of work to get rid of it or reverse the progression. What?! You didn’t know you can do that? Unfortunately, not everyone can but if you start at the first signs of arthritis it is a simple path back to healthy joints. Arthritis is…

What is Arnica Actually For?

So many people see arnica at my booth and get excited. They have heard of it and you probably have to. But do you know what it is actually good for? Most people’s thoughts first go to muscle pain or for bruises. Well this is not completely correct. Arnica is a flower in the aster…

Gout: Resurgence of an Old Problem

‘Gout is an old persons disease.’ Well that is not the case any longer and it is back on the rise. This past month I joined a group on Facebook and found it kept coming up in discussion so I’m getting some wellness practices out there for all of you to keep in your back…

Intention

Intention is a word that you may not hear often but it has great power to support change in your life. With out real intention you will never meet your goals. If you want something in your life work towards it! I was recently asked how I think magick works. Everyone has their own take…

Yoga for Beginners: Mountain Pose

Yoga can provide many benefits to the mind and soul by teaching you how to both be more grounded and calm yourself. Physically, Yoga strengthens your muscles with frequent practice. When you practice, like any other movement you should warm up your body. You warm up by starting with easy poses such as mountain pose…

Reduce Stress with Forest Bathing

Guest Author: Kimberly Johnson Forest bathing is a great way to reduce stress and connect with nature at the same time. The technique is based in Japanese culture and includes taking time to sit next to a tree while breathing deeply and focusing on all of one’s senses. Forest bathing will help you develop a mental…