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photo album: Form Follows Flower

Here’s a photo album from a recent visit to the “Form Follows Flower” exhibit currently running at the Kunstgewerbemuseum here in Berlin. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10215275692827725.1073741888.1296763730&type=1&l=058bb822ee

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youtube: Rare Herbs

I managed to make an iMovie video that is the right length for the audio! Musings about rare herbs, garnished with some photos I took of sandalwood. Thank you for your patience as I learn the technical side. I think I may buy a microphone…

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youtube: Reishi

Well, I tried to make a podcast episode and don’t know how to do that yet. I ended up with a youtube video that is an hour and twenty eight minutes long, when the audio is only thirteen minutes. Hmmm. My New Year’s resolution is to make a video or podcast every day. They will get better! Learning by doing.

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What is an “herb”?

Q: What is your definition of “herb”? A: Words mean different things in different contexts. Sometimes “herb” means marijuana. If we’re talking botany, it means a non-woody plant. In the kitchen, it’s usually aromatic leaves used it a small quantity to season a dish. When it comes to herbal remedies, I think of it as meaning a relatively low-tech preparation…

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herb infused oils, alcohol intermediary method

This comes up over and over again – the weird way that I make my infused oils. I learned the method from Michael Moore. He made Arnica Salve for us in class one day, starting with recently dried arnica. 1. Grind the freshly-dried herb in a coffee grinder. It doesn’t need to be finely ground, just broken up. In fact,…

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Yoga Nidra

When I’m tired and when I’m not sleeping well, my favorite remedy is yoga nidra, usually in the afternoon. It feels like super napping. I arrange a nest for myself of blankets and pillows, preparing to stay entirely still in a supremely comfortable position. I find a recording on youtube or choose one from the free yoga nidra website. I…

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