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Coffee Might Save Your Life – by Joel Le Blanc

January 9, 2012 – 10:24 pm |

It seems that so many things in life increase the risk of illness and disease — especially the foods and beverages that bring the most pleasure and enjoyment to everyday life. However, coffee drinkers and …

The miraculous powers of stinging nettle … by Tricia Curtis

December 6, 2011 – 4:42 pm | 3 Comments

Dear stinging nettle, you are a plant much maligned by many, myself included. Yes I am intending to change my ways. Even though, uninvited, you have made yourself quite comfortable all through my orchard, and …

Soothing, Healing Witch-hazel – by Tricia Curtis

November 19, 2011 – 7:26 pm |

It’s a funny shrub, my hamamelis virginiana. The skinny branches arch up in an ungainly manner, reminding me of an awkward teenager. No longer a cute little kid and not yet a robust and fully …

Cleavers – Nature’s Support for Lymphatic Drainage, and Detoxifying the Body

November 4, 2011 – 11:43 am |

By Tricia Curtis
Today as I went wandering through the garden looking for cleavers to photograph I was captivated by the variety and abundance of weeds growing everywhere. Healers all, I felt such a gladness come …

Chickweed. A star in the garden – by Tricia Curtis

October 22, 2011 – 5:28 pm | One Comment

When I was seventeen years old I become a vegetarian as well as a skillfull forager. I was the salad queen. It seemed as if I could make a salad appear out the ether. I …

The Common Lawn Daisy – Similar to Arnica. By Tricia Curtis

October 12, 2011 – 4:33 pm |

The Common Lawn Daisy – Bellis Perennis – by Tricia Curtis
Who hasn’t at some time made a daisy chain from the common lawn daisy and worn it as a circlet or crown. Bellis Perennis as …

Mental Health Awareness Week – Day Two – Time to Give

October 11, 2011 – 10:31 am |

Mental Health Awareness Week – Day Two – Time to Give
October 10 – 16, 2011
With the country being gripped by rugby fever and our cherished All Blacks still in the hunt to bring home the …

Tricia’s Take on Thyme

October 1, 2011 – 9:24 am | 2 Comments

By Tricia Curtis
THYME  Thymus vulgaris
Three years ago, whilst doing a tour of the South Island to visit herbal clinics and health shops, I fell in love with thyme. We were driving across from Queenstown and …

The Jenny Weston Meditation Series: Grounding Meditation

August 13, 2011 – 2:52 pm | One Comment

Feeling a little frazzled?  If life seems a little overwhelming and you really do the feel the need to calm down and get grounded, try this meditation exercise. Jenny Weston is a certified practitioner of …

Tides Training for Women

June 22, 2011 – 6:49 pm |
Tides Training for Women

Tides – a world leading authority on Rites of Passage for women

An experiential programme for any woman over 18, with an interest in rites of passage, transition and the stages of life. Whether explored in …

Your Conscious Life – Part Two – You Always Have a Choice.

January 15, 2011 – 9:02 pm | One Comment

What does living consciously mean to you? If I asked 20 different people what it means to live a conscious life, I’m sure I’d get twenty different answers.
One person might say living consciously is living …

i am still here . . . A Positive Perspective on Sexual Abuse

November 15, 2010 – 5:05 pm | 5 Comments

By Ra Savage

Sexual abuse is not happy. Most of the effects one suffers from being abused are not happy.
But, coming through the other side of all the crap and suddenly realising you’ve gained a
plethora of …

The Peace of My Mind

October 8, 2010 – 6:17 pm | One Comment

There is a babbling idiot living inside my head. I refer to it as my mind, but it doesn’t seem to be ‘mine’ anymore. Over the years, it has become obsessed with trolling through events …

Tai Chi: Smoothing out the Bumps

May 9, 2010 – 11:11 am |

What are the benefits of moving smoothly?

The Tai Chi classics say that smooth movement equals an even movement, meaning neither too much nor too little.  If you move according to these written guidelines, you’re physically …

Making Space for Life to Flow Through: The Story of a Yellow Ball

May 4, 2010 – 9:39 pm | 4 Comments

I took my dog down to the river this morning to play ball. With a tremendous effort I chucked the ball over some bushes and an old culvert with the aim of landing it on …

Joyologist releases ANTIZAC

April 23, 2010 – 2:12 pm |

No prescribing rights required!
With an impish grin Pat Armitstead said, “This is not a bitter pill to swallow and most interestingly, no prescribing rights are required! As a non-chemical alternative to Prozac it …

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