From the monthly archives:

June 2010

It is that time of year again, and Take Charge Tea is sponsoring the tea tasting table at Midsummer Herbfest for the third year.  As well, this year, we will have a Breastfeeding Comfort Station for nursing mothers.  This will be located near the tea tasting tables and hopefully will make new mothers feel comfortable at Herbfest but more importantly set a new precident for similar events.

Herbal Tea is the most nutritious daily drink for children and adults.  Likewise, a new baby’s best drink/food is breast milk for as long as possible.  We are lucky to have alternatives available in extreme cases of inability to drink these wonderful things or feed this wonderful way….but our western society must make changes to accommodate, support and facilitate nutritionally superior ways of feeding ourselves and our children.  

It has become apparent to me while participating out in the community and in today’s lifestyle with children that our diets have been decreed by advertisers and junk food businesses with savvy marketing strategies.  How many times do we find ourselves at a family oriented event only to discover that the only drink available is pop and the only food is hot-dogs, or hamburgers and brightly colored candy or frozen treats for dessert?  not to mention, a frenzied crowded situation where there is not a quiet spot to go and nurse.  Breastfeeding is still not well integrated into average public behaviour and is not a fully accepted norm.  Well, I try to pack a picnic when taking my family to an event, but sometimes I would just like a break.  Herbfest will have available REAL FOOD for your family to eat and many options to drink.  Plus there will be quiet spots in nature, or in a shelter for women to nurse their babies.

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“Mugwort’s” serendipity

by TeaLady on June 7, 2010

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There was this angelic human I met one time…she teaches shamanism but at the time was teaching sacred geometry and merkaba meditations while traveling with aboriginal elders.  I found the teaching (and especially the Merkaba meditation) to be so profound that over the past decade I often google her to see what she is up to; It never ceases to amaze me.  If I hadn’t met the woman in person, I just would not believe she was real. In what some might call a coincidence (which, like “luck”,  I don’t believe in), she came up in my mugworts research.  Apparently she, or her associates were “given” information about mugwort plant and only about a half dozen other sacred plant energies. MUGWORT was THE ONE which had the most info recorded and the one which I found the most interesting and relevant to me! Very exciting stuff!!! [click to continue…]

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Mugwort’s Herbology for kids

by admin on June 7, 2010

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Mugwort is such a magical herb which I have discovered is held with very high esteem in certain circles. I am thrilled to be embarking on this journey of discovery along with open young minds and the spirit of Mugwort.  I’m eternally grateful for the inspiration coming to me but I really have J.K. Rowling to thank because of Hogwarts. I wanted to name my “herbology for kids” course something like Hogwarts, to capture the imagination of children and to marry her fictional world of magick with reality. Then afterwards I discovered that MUGWORT was the perfect perfect herb for new beginnings and dreams…dreams at night, the dream of one’s life, or dreams of the future; and the subsequent discovery that it grew abundantly and naturally at the site of “The Herb Garden”.  It all came together perfectly!

Please download the full course description and schedule as a PDF.  Directions to the Herb Garden and registration form follows [click to continue…]

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