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A Simple Meditation Technique for Beginners

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.  Do you meditate?  It has become widely accepted that meditation is a great way to reduce stress, improve focus and restore internal balance. I know that lots of people would like to be able to meditate, but find it […]

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Harvesting Pine Pollen– How & Why

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. We spent Saturday afternoon harvesting pine pollen. I know, you’re probably wondering why we would do that! The idea had never crossed my mind, until a recent email conversation with a reader in Oregon. We were talking about wild […]

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Foraging

Spring Cleaning My Life

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Well, can you believe it’s almost May? This fact feels kind of amazing to me. Summer is on its way! We have no idea what this summer will hold for us– will we get a new job? Move to […]

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15 Edible Plants to Forage in Your Own Back Yard

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Spring is in full swing over here in Suffolk. It’s really nice, I have to say! One of the things I look forward to the most when the ground thaws is the beginning of the foraging season. So far, […]

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Foraging

What to Do With Stinging Nettles

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. The appearance of stinging nettles in my neighborhood is exciting, because it marks the beginning of the foraging season! Last year, spring came in so late that we were desperate enough to go collect nettles that had just barely […]

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Foraging

10 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Funk

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. We all have our rough times, when we feel stuck, depressed or just discouraged. I am prone to this, particularly towards the end of winter, or when I have overextended myself socially. Sometimes, it’s a creative paralysis– I don’t […]

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Mental Health

Rethinking Weeds: Becoming Plant Literate

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Today I’d like to talk to you about weeds. Actually, it’s not so much about weeds as it is plant literacy. Once upon a time, really not that long ago, people went out and gathered plants. They knew which […]

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Foraging

Making Nettles Beer

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Yep, I made nettles beer, and you can, too! We were drinking this very tasty beverage just two weeks after our afternoon foraging for stinging nettles. If you haven’t read any other home brew posts, I just want to […]

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Homebrewing

Finding Unconventional Wisdom When We Need it Most

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Today I want to share a more personal story. My hope is that some of you will read it and recieve the information, understanding, connection, or encouragement you need. Or maybe there is someone you know of that will […]

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Health

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