This past weekend I attended the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference for the fourth year in a row. I truly relish this time of coming together with women from all over the country in love of plants, stones and sisterhood.
We were blessed with crazy amounts of rain, and at times wind and chills. It would've been easy to grumble and complain, however the general attitude was of joy and celebration. We were grateful to be together and learn and grow.
I am so humbly grateful for the legacy of women and the knowledge we are able to share with one another. We are truly standing on the shoulders of all of our grandmothers and their grandmothers. Plant medicine is revitalized and it was such an honor to meet and talk with Rosemary Gladstar, who is known as the Grandmother of American Herbalism. Her workshop was so powerful as she reminded us that we must protect our health rights and our rights to small, local organic farms. We vote with our dollars, and we must support what we believe in.
As usual, the stone classes with Sarah Thomas were the highlight. She is a pro at discerning the medicine of stones and reminds us that the roots of plant medicine are the stones themselves. I love working with stones and find myself with a whole brigade of them in my bed each night. I just can't get enough. I am drinking them, bathing them, wearing them and sleeping with them.
The message I heard loud and clear from multiple presenters this weekend was that it is time we as women take good care of ourselves. We are naturally givers. However it is selfish to not take care of ourselves. It is selfless to take good care of self. So please, tune into your breath, sit with yourself and listen for the message your heart is telling you. How can you take better care of yourself?
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