May those who love us, love us.
And those who don’t love us-
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts-
May He turn their ankles
So we’ll know them by their limping.
. . .
nurse trees are my jam.
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let the nutrients of my decay nourish others, yes.
but above all, allow me the self awareness, the space from my own stories, to let it nourish me.
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open my heart and clear my mind.
open my mind and clear my heart.
. . .
and so it is.
Nighttime brew 🌙 I’ve been slowly incorporating all the morsels of wisdom I gathered at the women’s mushroom retreat from a couple weeks ago. I attended a workshop on drinking mushrooms and the question was asked “what is your hot drink ritual and what does it mean to you?”⠀
I realized since giving up coffee in March and cutting down on alcohol these past few months, this ritual has grown for me. I use a warm beverage throughout the day to ground, connect, expand, carve out a moment of solitude amidst chaos, + nourish my body. I rotate from matcha, ginger turmeric latte, nettle + oatstraw infusion, to hand crafted + garden grown tea blends. After this workshop, I was excited to incorporate mushrooms into the mix. ⠀
Enter chaga. One of the mushrooms we drank together in this workshop and I found local, wildcrafted chaga on the bulk spices shelf of our local coop. Chaga is found on birch trees + it is imperative it’s sustainably wildcrafted for the health of the tree. Chaga was used in Russia and across Northern Europe in traditional folk medicine. Today’s studies have proven what the ancestors knew: chaga supports human health. It wonderful for the immune system, is cancer + tumor fighting, great support for those in chemotherapy, lowers blood pressure, cholesterol, supports brain function, and in all honesty, feels like a big hug. ⠀
I made this witches brew with a few chucks of chaga, water and my crockpot. I’ve been adding a splash of oatly or nut milk, a dash of cinnamon + maple syrup as I drink this throughout the day. What does a hot drink ritual look like to you? Tonight I’m taking this moment of peace to tune in to my body+ catch up on some reading for our book club. Second time through and still so many gems. #wildwoman#womenwhorunwiththewolves#herbalism#selfloveclub#ritual#mushrooms#chaga#witchywoman#greenwitch#nourishyourself#divinefeminine#raiseyourvibration#hotdrink#coffeebreak#momentsofmine#nothingisordinary#ohheymamas#bedtimeroutine#nightynight#livethelittlethings#sobercurious#holistichealth#herbalist#iamwellandgood#myherbalstudies#myeverydaymagic#seekthesimplicity#theartofslowliving