Welcome to our blog, where ancient wisdom meets modern spirit. Here you’ll find articles written by herbalists, healers, witches, holistic health practitioners, astrologists, and experts in many other fields of healing. We hope to present a collection of wisdom that is multi-faceted, multi-cultural, and intergenerational. Enjoy your exploration!


Ashwagandha: Ancient Ayurvedic Adaptogen

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), a valued herb in the Ayurvedic tradition for over 6,000 years, is one of modern herbalism’s favorite plant medicines. Traditionally and currently, Ashwagandha has been used primarily for its…

Kate Belew

Five Questions with Kate Belew

Kate Belew is a Brooklyn Based writer and herbalist from the Midwest. She has been involved in projects of writing with Poets House, The National Book Critics Circle, The Poetry Society of…

Bre Jenkins

Five Questions with Bre Jenkins

Bre Jenkins of Going Inwrd has worked in the health and wellness industry for over nine years. She is currently a freelance writer for several wellness and psychedelics focused platforms and offers…

Scorpio Full Moon

Scorpio Full Moon: Phosphorescent Waves

Nicholas Pfeiffer May 7, 2020 — The Scorpio Full Moon arrives on Wednesday, at 3:45am Pacific Time, eliciting our passions and profundity. Luckily, the Moon is supported by gentle, dreamy Neptune. We…


Meet the Maker: Veles

@velesofficial CEO & Co-founder Amanda Weeks’ experience growing up in NYC, near what was formerly the largest landfill in the world, inspired her from an early age to find a better way…


Horoscopes for the Flower Moon

Check out these beautiful horoscopes written by Yarusha Jimenez, resident astrologer for The Freehand Hotels. She and her sister Roshina will be hosting a Full Moon in Scorpio Ceremony on May 7th.…


Rhodiola: The Golden Root

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea), also referred to as “rose root” or “golden root” is an herbal adaptogen which acts as an endurance enhancer, stress reliever, and energy tonic. The Russian army as well…


Mullein: Our Favorite Respiratory Herbal Ally

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), is one of our most abundant herbs here in the Northern Hemisphere. A prolific weedy plant, it grows nearly everywhere, from urban wastelands to pristine wilderness to cultivated gardens.…

Stephanie Flor

Five Questions with Stephanie Flor

We virtually chatted with Stephanie Flor, founder of Around the World Beauty and a NYC­ based celebrity makeup artist who works regularly with industry leaders! Her clients include Mariah Carey, Eve, Sting,…


Four Herbs to Feel Grounded

Uncertainty can feel like many things: a sense of hopelessness or depression, overwhelming fear or panic, or a low-grade nervousness or trembling. There are many strategies that can help us to be…

Hudson Valley Seed

Meet the Maker: Hudson Seed co.

As spring rolls around, we are thinking about planting, gardening, and seed sourcing. This week, we virtually chatted with Jack Whettam, Sales and Marketing Manager at Hudson Valley Seed co.! Jack is…

Mama Medicine

Five Questions for Mama Medicine

Photo by Lindsay Bilezikian  This week, we virtually chatted with Deborah Hanekamp, otherwise known as Mama Medicine! Deborah offers medicine readings, and is the other of Ritual Baths– she has over 17 years…

Amanda Blair

Five Questions with Amanda Blair

Amanda Blair is a writer, former yoga teacher and relationship coach who specializes in attachment theory. Originally from Northern California, she now lives in a quiet neighborhood in Brooklyn. Nature is her…

Taurus New Moon

Taurus New Moon: The Earth’s Awakening

Meghan Maloney April 22, 2020 — A sensual Taurus New Moon arrives on Wednesday at 10:25pm Eastern Time. Conjoined with Uranus, this is no typical Taurus New Moon. Uranus is infusing shock…


Five Questions with Amy DeFilippi

We virtually sat down to chat with Amy DeFilippi from Find Your Path to Peace. Amy has more than 20 years’ experience as a psychotherapist and yoga teacher– she helps people manage…

Earth Day

Slow Living for Earth Day

You’ve probably heard the term “slowing living” before– a possible antidote for our rushed, frantic society. Right now, it’s a radical act to stop and smell the roses. As Charles Eisenstein, author…

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