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By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Tick season has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere! If you’ve ever had a run-in with this pesky bug, you know full well the worries and anxieties that accompany their painful (and dangerous) bites. According to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control, it is thought that a tick has to be embedded for thirty-six to forty-eight hours before it can transmit an infection such as Lyme disease, however they also says elsewhere on their site “Depending on the type of tick and germ, a... read more.

  • May 24, 2022

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

One of my favorite springtime(and lesser-known) plants: Veronica!I'd like to see this generous plant come back into more popular usage. It's one of the little-known, sort of forgotten herbs. There are thousands of species of Veronica, including Veronica officinalis, also known as Speedwell. The species designation "officinalis" refers to a plant that has been an officially recognized medicine in the U.S. Or British pharmacopeia. And you can bet that when a plant is nick-named "speedwell" it has been an est... read more.

  • May 10, 2022

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Happy Earth Day! Wait… did you say Earth Day was last Friday?My friends, every day is Earth day! Consider this your call to join in a local clean up or beautification day in your town! You can Google search “town cleanup near me” or check Earth Day’s interactive map where you can join a cleanup event or plan one of your own. There’s truly nothing like coming together as a community and giving back to the Earth. Think of it like a spa day for Mama Earth! Keep reading for pics... read more.

  • April 26, 2022

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

When you find yourself tripping over random objects and bumping into the furniture, it’s time to bring your mind and body back together. Rushing ahead mentally, or being stuck in thoughts of the past can lead to minor accidents and more serious calamities. The body is a wonderful teacher of presence. Try this: Stop. Stand still and repeat the mantra above. Say it aloud at least three times to reunite your mind and body. This simple practice can work wonders. -- from my upcoming book: “A Green... read more.

  • April 13, 2022

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

It’s time for wild food!! The first nettles and garlic mustards of the year are up here and I love to put them in my eggs for a spring tonic wake up call! Eating wild greens is good for everything (but be certain of your identification). All wild greens are vitamin and mineral rich (to various degrees) and provide excellent sources of calcium...... read more.

  • March 26, 2022

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

Herbalism is best understood as a living thing, like nature herselfRich in nuance and subtlety.There is not one right way, not one best way…Follow the guidance of your teachers But always know you will benefit the most as you make the wisdom your ownTrust your own senses and experiences…This is about reconnecting with the green beings.... read more.

  • March 01, 2022

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Videos

There is an older pagan holiday that predates this one and which more openly celebrated sexual heat than flowery romance. But it was ultimately turned into the Hallmark holiday that some enjoy and others dread. Some feel left out and lonely or judge themselves as “less-than” for being solo, others feel the pressure to “be romantic”on cue, and buy overpriced gifts, overbred roses, andlots of chocolate to prove their love.... read more.

  • February 15, 2022

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

The days have been lengthening and the nights are growing shorter. Imbolc is one of four cross-quarter holidays - the point between the longest night of Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox - when the light/day and dark/night are of equal length. Some traditional cultures consider today the beginning of Spring.Can you feel the subtle shift in the light? If you are in the northern hemisphere of our planet, it’s quite noticeable. Go outside at the end of the day and see for yourself. You may be longing mo... read more.

  • February 01, 2022

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

MAGICAL THINKING OR DELUSIONAL WISHING?"Magic is the extraordinary reality that dwells within every aspect of the mundane, material world." From Healing Magic by Robin Rose Bennett Magical Thinking is an all-too-common buzzword these days, mistaking "the belief that events or the behavior of others can be influenced by one’s thoughts, wishes, or ritual", instead of being just one of the many aspects of Magical Action.Join me and Pam Grossman (of Phantasmaphile and the Witch Wave Podcast) on IG Live a... read more.

  • January 18, 2022

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

The wait is over! Apprentices across the globe are invited to a three-month, virtual apprenticeship! This is deep training, an apprenticeship in attuning to the spirit of nature, and thus, to your authentic Self with the help of common plants. We will learn effective remedies for familiar complaints ranging from belly aches to anxiety and Robin Rose Bennett will share favorite recipes that feature commonly available herbs. ... read more.

  • January 10, 2022