Calendula: Healing the Masculine Within

Calendula Officinalis I’ve always loved this little plant and used it often for surface wounds, grazes, tooth infections and tissue trauma. It’s antiseptic and heals tissue beautifully. It’s long been known as a remedy to bring cheer through a long winter (Seasonally Affective Disorder), and to bring a little dose of sunshine to any rotting [...]

Shepherd’s Purse Wisdom

Making plant remedies is a great opportunity to connect in deeper with the spirit of a plant and learn from it, whether it be a tincture, a flower essence, a tea, salve or homeopathic.  In turn, this gives more potency to whatever you are making. Anyone can chop a herb and pour alcohol on it [...]

Byron shire – Butterfly country

  What happens when the energy of the land seeps into those who live in it?  Maybe it is why we get attracted to live in certain places as they match our own energy, or they have something that we need in our lives for a time. In Australian Aboriginal culture, the land is imbued [...]

Weeds…… maybe nature knows best

Today I had the experience of seeing myself as a weed. An incredibly fertile weed like a “Farmers Friend”, with the little seeds that attach to your clothing and are annoying and incredibly prolific! And I could see similarities to myself. I have a lot of ideas, always on the go creatively, and sometimes frustratingly [...]

Fez and the Feminine

I am always fascinated by the paradoxes in life. How things that appear so opposing turn out to be one and the same. In central Australia there are a number of gaps in the ranges, spaces where the water flows in fertile times. They are known as just that - a Gap. Heavitree Gap, Simpsons [...]

The Energy of Land

Do you ever wonder why you are drawn to certain places? Why you find yourself living somewhere at a certain point in your life? How the energy of that place affects you? For the last year I have lived and worked in Alice Springs as a midwife. The land there is so strong and powerful [...]