I wrote this for today’s “Pastoral is Political” for the RevGalBlogPals blog. Please give it a read! Responding to the climate crisis has to including changing our relationship to the earth and all its inhabitants, including plants. It boggles my mind that people are giving Union Seminary such a hard time for doing just this. … Continue reading Confessing to Plants
Since the last time I posted, not only have two full seasons nearly passed, I also moved across the country, from Denver to Buffalo, NY. We were ready for a change after 13 years in Denver, and what an incredible transition — from the high and dry and constant sun of the Rocky Mount Front… Continue reading Transitions
My dear friend and herbal teacher Tonja Reichley and I have a sweet tradition of visiting the snowdrops when they start to peek up at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We made a video yesterday for you featuring these darlings and Tonja telling you a bit of their story and their connection to the Irish Saint/Goddess… Continue reading Welcoming Snowdrops
Happy Imbolc! I’m excited to announce that I have started a Patreon to build community and support for FierceRev Remedies. Here’s a bit about why I’m doing that: I’ve been an activist-organizer for over 30 years, a pastor for 10, and an herbalist-in-the-making for 8. Over that time I have done everything from political education,… Continue reading FierceRev Remedies is Growing!
A few weeks ago I was on retreat in Crestone, CO. One of my favorite things to do is start herbal remedies in that sacred space, especially infused oils and honeys that can soak up the gorgeous sunlight in all the south-facing windows. Here’s what I started for you while I was there. You can… Continue reading Medicine Making
Some of you may know I work at a goat farm every Wednesday. Last year on Ash Wednesday I wrote this reflection after working all afternoon. It still feels very true, at the end of another Ash Wednesday partially spent working at the farm. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Ash Wednesday, 2016 I’m shoveling out… Continue reading To Muck We Shall Return
Some herbs that can help us right now: Warrior herbs like Rose, Borage, Yarrow. Adrenal (for stress/trauma) support herbs like Nettles, Borage, Licorice Root. Grief support herbs like Rose, Hawthorn, Lady’s Mantle, Comfrey. Protective herbs (especially for the heart) like Rose, Hawthorn, Red Raspberry, Nettles. General Nervous System support herbs like Lemon Balm, Oatstraw, Chamomile,… Continue reading Fight Like Hell