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Herb of the Month-Burdock

The roots, seeds, stems & leaves of the burdock plant are used medicinally! Burdock root is most often used to cleanse the body of toxins. It is also helpful to increase urine output & it is said to enhance liver functions. Even the seeds are anti-inflammatory. The stalk can be peeled & grilled or added to stir-fry. Spiritually it was historically used for healing and protection.  

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Herb of the Month Series-Tobacco

I decided that the herb of the month had to be something that would not only honor what I have come to call #PettwayHistoryMonth, but my great grandmother whom I usually kick off Pettway history month with. While most people are celebrating Black History Month I take that time to introduce the world to my infamous family. Even though I clearly talk about my family’s illustrious history more often than not, it is a more concentrated effort in February. I have been doing this for the last few years & every year I end up learning something new about my family! This year I decided to celebrate a little differently when I came across a challenge in one of the...

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Herb of the Month Series-Ashwagandha

I have spent quite a few years working with & studying herbs. I take special interest in the herbs we use everyday & the herbs that can be used to assist us in our overall well-being. When I decided to build my mini farm I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I started out making holistic skincare with only a dream of one day being a farmer. Growing medicinal herbs began as a way to cut down my overhead. Little did I know it was in my blood & I would become obsessed with the process. As I am in the middle of becoming certified as a naturopathic herbalist I decided to start this series to share...

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#Farmlife Year 2

Wow! This is crazy! I've talked about farm life for so many years & now I am living the life I dreamed of & I can hardly believe it! I'm on such a small scale I almost feel bad saying I am a farmer....almost! I have been a business owner since 2015 so I knew my first year out the gate would not be profitable. I worked a full time job & would have continued doing so if it had not been for the coronavirus hitting us hard in 2020. Even though I was laid off & wanted to retire officially from bartending I went back to work in the beginning of 2021. I feel like the lock down was...

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Collective Reading for 2/22/21-2/28/21

The overall theme for your week is accountability. You need to be reevaluating your life, career or love life. The appearance of multiple major arcana in this week’s spread indicates that we should be & will be making major life changes this week & the decisions we make this week will have a long term effect on your life. So be mindful of the decisions you make as they will determine how your life will progress moving forward. Also the fact that the majority of the major arcana that showed up in our collective reading this week are reversed indicates that you may not be paying enough attention to certain life lessons & you need to learn these lessons in...

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