I just wanted to drop you a note to remind you that this coming Tuesday you have 2 chances to join me for Warm Heart, Strong Body: An Herbal Benefit Class for the Victims of the Oakland Fire.
We'll be gathering online at 11am PST / 2pm PST, and at 6pm in Berkeley, CA. The class is by-donation, pay-what-you-can, and all proceeds will go to help those whose loved ones passed in the tragic fire at the artist collective, Satya Yuga, last weekend.
If you'd like to get a little taste of what we'll be doing, I put together a video for facebook live last week on how to make Ginger-Astragalus honey, which is a potent herbal elixir, tastes divine, and is pretty enough to make a beautiful homemade gift.
The video was inspired by my yoga teacher, Abby Tucker, who turned me on to this idea of hygge, which is a Danish term that roughly translates to "the feeling of candlelight," and has connotations of warm fuzzy blankets, slow present moments, thick socks, dreamy afternoons, and lots of honey.
Used liberally and often in everyday Danish life, hygge can be applied as an adjective, a noun and a verb. Time magazine calls it, "a centuries-old lifestyle concept exported from the Nordic countries that may well be your key to survival in what remains of 2016."
For herbalists, nothing says hygge like a pot of ginger honey. A warming, nourishing, sweet balm for the immune, respiratory and reproductive systems, it chases away colds and flus, silences chills, soothes menstrual cramps and tummy troubles, and reawakens our hearts... for witches, ginger is associated with love spells, and quickening.
I hope you enjoy the video (it's in two parts-- the link to the second part is in the comments below the first) and that you'll be able to join me, either live or virtually, for Warm Heart, Strong Body.