Tenacious Mullein

Mullein is one of my favorite local medicinal plants...party because of her soothing healing properties...and partly because she reminds me of the saguaro cacti that I love so much. Mullein thrives in unfriendly soil, bringing her healing medicine in the most unlikely places at times...fierce as a mama bear, healing and protecting those she loves even when they are potentially not in the most supportive environments. This mullein from last year's bounty towers like a monument of what has come and as a reminder of the turning season that is at our frozen doorsteps.

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Kitchen Witch Workshops at BeSoul

Over the next year, I will be teaching a series of workshops called “Kitchen Witch” at BeSoul studios for those who want to learn more about herbalism, folk medicine, and even nutrition, to keep themselves and their families healthier and happier. Pre-registration is required so I know how much to bring :). Please Register Here.

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Greta Hotmer
Adapt to Thrive

Everything changes...that is the one thing we can always count on...which is just one reason I love Adaptogenic plants. The easiest way to remember what this magical group of plants do, is to look at the name...Adaptogens help us to “Adapt” to stress. A more thorough analysis shows that they do this by helping to normalize the body’s response to stressors...meaning that they can act as a calibrator of sorts, bringing your HPA axis and sympathoadrenal system (your body’s stress response mechanisms), back into balance. So whether you are overwhelmed or underwhelmed, adaptogens’ intelligent energy will bring harmony back to your stressed system.

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Greta Hotmer