Monthly Archives: November 2013

THE FORGOTTEN ART OF POULTICING

When we were kids, we never wore shoes in summer. The paddocks on our farm were lined with handsome barberry hedges to provide windbreaks for the cows, and barberries have mean thorns. Since Patsy, my sassy little black mare, was … Continue reading

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MORNING LIGHT

This is my recipe for each good day. Breathe gently and deeply until the palms of my hands feel as though they are glowing. Choose a plant or an animal to take along with me – make it tiny enough … Continue reading

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HEART WINGS

HEART WINGS I want to remind you about your Heart Wings. Your heart is the biggest ‘generator’ of magnetism in your body, much bigger and more powerful than your brain. In fact it generates a magnetic field around you – … Continue reading

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THE CURE FOR CHOCOLATE

THE CURE FOR CHOCOLATE Look at the counter of any convenience store and you will see a big selection of the world’s most popular impulse item – chocolate. Beloved by the Incas in Peru, and adopted by their Spanish conquerors, … Continue reading

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WILLOW LEAF EYEBROWS

  Beautiful women of ancient China were acclaimed on the basis of their faces and their feet. Since the body in between was hidden by voluminous robes, its size and shape was not considered important.   Feet were a focus for … Continue reading

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NARAMATA WISE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2012

Wise Women 1 I had no idea… Being allowed to give a presentation at the Wise Woman’s Conference made me feel deeply honoured, but I hadn’t the faintest idea what to expect. Anyway, being an old teacher, I prepared my … Continue reading

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HOPS FOR HARMONY

Hops are not only useful for brewing and beautiful in your garden, but they make a fine sedative for the insomniacs amongst your family and friends. A pillow stuffed with hops is a time-honoured sleep aid – it smells unusual, … Continue reading

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GET THAT WORM

GET THAT WORM! – SURVIVAL GARDENING Love your garden? This year it could become hugely important. Shortages of many food items loom on our horizon. Prices are going up, up, up and package sizes are going down, down, down. It’s … Continue reading

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Surviving the Celebrations

FESTIVITY SURVIVAL GUIDE Before, During and After For those hardy souls who may be tempted to over-indulge this holiday season, here are a few things that can help to make the dreaded Morning After more bearable. Stay hydrated. Drink extra … Continue reading

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