Sacred Body, Sacred Heart, Sacred Soul

As women we are innately connected to the rhythms of the moon cycles, the deep wisdom of the Earth, our native intuition, and our feeling/sensing heart.  But as we all have probably experienced, life sometimes throws us off track, or off kilter, and we find ourselves swimming in the dark.

What practices and tools do you use to shine a light in that place to11216813_10152982595762099_1949758264718748073_n helpyou find your way back to your center of innate wisdom and connection with the world around you?

Radha of Samadhi Ayurveda and myself have joined hearts and souls to bring you a community of ceremony, rituals, practices, meditations, self care recipes and celebrations of being a woman and the tools WE each have used over our years of working as healing practitioners to gently bring ourselves back to center be through connection to our body and nourishment, connection to nature through ceremony, moon honoring rituals, meditation and journey work to connect with our inner peace and sources of wisdom.

Join us or find out more at Activating Women’s Wisdom

We are both so excited to share what have been truly gifts for us in our journey, with you, and a sweet and special soulful community of sisterhood this January through May!

It comes at a perfect time, the new year, a time when making an intention and setting up practices and self care are paramount.  Rather than resolving to loose 20 lbs,  we can create intention, space, and community around supporting our well being, body, heart and soul!!

Here’s a preview of the course offerings :
Sacred Body

  • Expressive Yogic Dance: Opening your energy to the Divine Flow
  • Sacred Wild Embodiment: The Presence of our Body in Nature
  • A Guided Journey to our
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    Inner Warrior and Wisdom Center of the Hara/Belly  

  • Plant Wisdom from Stinging Nettle: Presence and Nourishment from the Earth Body
  • Recipes:Body Restorative Herbal Brew, Ayurvedic Meal &B liss Giving Chai Tea
  • New Moon Sadhana: Abhyanga: The Art of Self Love and Nurturing
  • Full Moon Sadhana: Sacred Bathing with High Vibration Bath Potion
  • Ceremony for the Goddess Lakshmi for Abundance of Health, Prosperity and Radiance
Connect with and nourish your body! Join the Activating Women’s Wisdom community!

Sacred Heart

  • The Heart Lotus Mantra; allowing your Truth to Bloom w/ Heart Chakra Energy Healing TherapyIMG_2457
  • Heart to Heart with Nature : Heart Field Connection
  • A Guided Journey to our Inner Healer and the Wisdom Center of the Heart
  • Plant Wisdom from Hawthorn Tree: Transformative Heart Healing and Protection
  • Recipes:Hawthorn Heart Syrup, Ayurvedic Nurturing Spiced Milk
  • New Moon Sadhana: Sacred Seeds Ritual for Growing your Hearts Desires
  • Full Moon Sadhana: Our Lives as Sacred Myth: Transforming The Telling of our Story as Medicine
  • Ceremony for the Goddesses Sita and Kwan Yin for Compassion, Unconditional love and Receiving love.
Tend and listen more deeply to your wise and feeling heart joining the Activating Women’s Wisdom community.  

Sacred Soul/Spirit

  • Accessing Your Inherent Intelligence through Divination

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  • Sacred Reciprocity:Offerings to Nature
  • A Guided Journey to our Inner Visionary
  • Plant Wisdom from Sage: Aligning with and Holding our Spiritual Truth
  • Recipe: Sage Smudging Blend
  • New Moon Sadhana: Goddess Yantra Creation and Meditation
  • Full Moon Sadhana: Creating a Full Moon Soma Flower Essence to Awaken your Pure Vibration
  • Ceremony for Connecting to the Goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari for Embodied Spiritual Bliss, Crown Chakra Activation and Balancing Worldly Enjoyment & Spiritual Bliss
Connect deeply with your soul and spiritual guidance system in  Activating Women’s Wisdom


Its super easy to join us, and Early Registration is open until Dec 10!!  With your registration you also get a freebie course!!  We also have a payment plan for you as well!!!   Stay tuned for a giveaway of some spots in the program after Dec 10!!  

Register and find out more at Activating Women’s Wisdom

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No Cook Elderberry Syrup

2014-09-06 13.09.45My favorite elder syrup includes the berries and flowers, plus stimulating, warming spices to improve absorption and circulation.  I prefer not to overcook my elderberries by boiling for extended periods of time, and have found that excessive cooking weakens the potency of theelderberry medicine.  This syrup uses a strong 1:2 infusion of the herbs, which is preserved with honey and alcohol.  This syrup is delicious and strong medicine for the cold and flu season for the whole family!  I have also found elderberry preparations to be an excellent ally for shingles, chicken pox, and other herpes viruses.  Take 1-3 tsp per day all season long, or 1/2 tsp hourly in acute illness. 

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1/2 cup dried elderflowers

2 tbsp ginger chips

1 tbsp cinnamon chips

16 oz water

4oz vodka or brandy

1 lemon, juice

16 oz honey or sugar


1. Mix all the dried herbs together in a jar.

2. Pour 16 oz boiling water over the herbs, and 4 oz of vodka or brandy

3. cap and let infuse 8 hours or overnight.

4. In a muslin, jelly bag, or cheesecloth strain the herbs from the liquid.  Squeeze gently to get as much fluid from the herbs as possible.

2014-09-06 12.51.15-15. Add the juice of 1 lemon.

6. Measure out exactly how much liquid you have in a glass measuring cup.

7. Add an equal amount of raw honey or sugar to the liquid.  Mix well until sugar dissolves.

8. Bottle and store. It will keep best under refrigeration.  If you wish to keep this in the pantry, you will want to use more alcohol in step 2 (8 oz of 50% vodka) to preserve.

Gratitude Sale in the Apothecary!


2015-11-15 10.57.05I am so grateful for each and everyone of you who supports my little business, be it through purchasing goodies, or CSH shares, taking classes, and showing up at events! You make my world go round, and really without you, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do in the world, and everyday I feel so much gratitude I get to do this good work.  In the spirit of the season- I’m pleased to offer you a 25% discount in the store this week- between Nov 25- 29, 2015!  Take 25% off ALL items in the store ( CSH share memberships, electronic education materials, herbal goodies like tea, salve, oils and elixirs), when you buy two or more items!    Use the discount code  “gratitude4u” at checkout to take 25% off two or more items.  Stock up on teas for the winter or holiday mulling spices for stockin stuffers!

Visit the Apothecary Now to Shop 25% off two or more items!


Note: Communty Supported Herbalism Shares for 2016 are available now!  There are 15 spots free for membership!  Get them this week, when paid in full 25% off the whole thing!  This is a huge deal…really huge!  As always monthly payments on memberships are an option too (though they are not available for the huge discount!)  This is a really great gift to give to the herb lover in your life, or treat your family to goodies and good health all season long!  

(get 25% off shares with this discount code – “CSH25” if you are not purchasing other items in the store)

Visit the Apothecary Now to Shop 25% off two or more items!

Soulful Rituals to Raise your Vibration

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I am so thrilled to share the big news about the first amazing offering of 2016!

My soul sister Radha, of Samadhi Ayurveda and I have teamed up to bring you a 4 month long online journey of women’s community, healing, spirituality and soul growth.

Activating Women’s Wisdom: Soulful Rituals to Raise your Vibration

The Offerings- Course Description and Content

Join the Community!


Are you a woman looking for ways to deepen your connection to your innate wisdom?

Our Sacred Journey will include:

  • Soulful practices that activate your connection with body, heart, mind and spirit
  • Rituals for tuning into the energy of the moon cycles
  • Art, writing and journaling practices to dive deeper with your feeling senses
  • Specific ways to engage in direct communion with nature and its reflections back to us
  • Specific guided meditations and journeys to access your  OWN souls wisdom and receive knowledge to help you grow spiritually
  • Recipes for food and herbs as nourishment for your unique needs
  • Ceremonies to align with, honor and celebrate archetypal goddess energies within us
  • Connection with specific plant allies to nourish body, heart, mind and spirit
  • A community of spiritual sisterhood and support doing this work together
Drawing from Ayurveda, Meditation & Shamanic Practices, Nature Awareness, Plant Medicine, & Women’s Spirituality, Radha Schwaller, Ayurvedic Goddess & Meditation Teacher and Darcey Blue, Earth Medicine Keeper & Devotee to the Sacred Wild, will guide you through practices, ceremonies & journeys to connect deeply with, nourish and activate your wisdom in your body, heart, mind and soul.
For four cycles of the moon (from New Moon in Jan-New Moon in May) we will dive in together as a community for soulful and celebratory practices dedicated to one of four centers of wisdom- body, heart, mind and soul/spirit.  Each month’s offering includes new and full moon practices, supportive meditations, guided journeys, alignments with goddesses, soulful nature practices, ceremonies & rituals, art & journal work,  recipes from herbal and Ayurvedic traditions, and a plant ally guide into the wisdom of your unique expression of body, heart, mind and soul.

This course takes place online, and can be taken from anywhere in the world.  Live calls will be recorded.

We Begin On January 6, 2016


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Sacred Earth Medicine Retreat Workshops and Ceremonies

 I’m so excited for the upcoming Sacred Earth Medicine Retreat next month, and there is still room for you to join us!!!

Here is an update on some of the heart opening and transformative ceremonies and workshops being offered at this weekend of healing, plant medicine, shamanic healing work, wilderness and ceremony!

 Each morning we will be gifted with a gentle movement and grounding practice including yoga, breath, and check – in.  We begin each day from a place of center and strength, calling ourselves into the circle, and inviting our body, heart and spirit into the practice.

In addition to a daily yoga, movement and grounding practice each morning, Heart Centered Yoga workshops from Meara will help us open and deepen into our heart of power!

Workshop # 1- During our Self Love Yoga Workshops, we will work with Mother Earths heartbeat as we discover how to begin living a life based on love, not fear. Prompting questions and the rhythm of the drum will help you uncover fear based, false beliefs holding you back from standing in love with your true self and your life right now.

Workshop # 2- Our passive Yin practice will take you deep into your heart and pericardium (heart protector) meridians. Long held poses allow you to shift the energetic blocks protecting your heart and holding you back from true, self love. Our active Yang practice helps to move and release this uncovered energy so you may free yourself of these false beliefs leaving you ready to love yourself fully, exactly as you are.


Each night will be highlighted with ceremony, journey work, and sacred space.  We will gather around the fire to release, pray, sing, make rhythm and deepen our connection to heart and spirit.

Our first night a fire ceremony and journey to release what holds us back from living fully from our heart.

Our second ceremony, is an evening of deep heart centered ceremony using the medicine of CACAO, and heart opening, creative, powerful plant ally to help us connect deeply with the voice of the spiritual heart within us, and the Heart of Spirit. We will join together around the ceremonial fire, ready to shed and offer anything up to the fire that is ready to be transformed and transmuted, and call in our highest intentions and dreams through our personal despacho offerings, and we will share a ceremonial preparation of Cacao, and create sacred space for our journey into our hearts deepest callings. Drums, rattles, rhythm makers, voices and songs are encouraged for this energy raising and heart opening evening ceremony with Darcey Blue.

Our last evening ceremony will take us in the lodge for a gentle purifying sweat ceremony.  We return to the heart of the Mother, the Womb of the Earth, working with all the elements and directions.  This sweat is not meant to be intense and challenging, but a sacred space to come completely clean, rebirthed and connected.


Do you want to join us??

Register here-

Sacred Earth Medicine Live Retreat: LIVING FROM THE EMPOWERED HEART
Oct 14-18, 2015
In a wild riparian canyon and cozy ranch home in Arizona ( airport shuttle to our location is provided!)
Fully catered with nourishing meals for all dietary needs

This gathering will be focused on working with the energy of Living from the Empowered Heart. We will learn about herbs, essences, yoga, shamanic practices and ceremony to connect with our deepest hearts desires and expressions, and how we can live a life in connection with our full hearts. This is work for all hearts, regardless of heartbreak, age or life experience. We will connect with plant allies and teachings to support us wherever we are, though our focus is on empowerment and connecting with the heart as an organ of perception and wisdom/guidance. Through our broken hearted experiences, we find medicine to share in our lives and to increase our joy and magic!

We have a few more spots available in this amazing gathering, and payment plans an option!!! Registration is closing in 10 days!! but there is still time for you to join us!! Take a breather, take space, make ceremony, nourish your heart, and join in community.