My two pixie girls, born in the heart of the Sonoran desert who have been making their own medicine since they first stepped foot in a garden, are my greatest teachers. I am blessed to be married to my own prince charming, the beer gardener who creates our exquisite and lush plant sanctuaries while mixing up herbaceous homebrews. We are building our savory life in the great Pacific Northwest in a 100 year old yellow farmhouse on a quiet acre in northern Washington. Our oldest named it Sunflower House.
I think medicine should be fun and easy. This blog is about our family reconnecting with the healing art of herbcraft the mamafolk way. Use herbs for food, craft, and spirit and not-so surprisingly, the medicine will make itself. I think the plants have stories to tell us that are worth a million minutes of listening.
My own story as a student of plant medicine is still unfolding. Each year, each illness, each season, I feel the wild within me more and more. Though I love pouring over the latest in holistic healing research, I draw my strength and knowledge from the curanderas of yesterday. I start with what the grandmothers tell me, and let my intuition guide me from there. As a Latina with only a little knowledge of my heritage, making this connection has been essential for my understanding of both the medicine and myself. I have been very blessed to study with some amazing herbalists over the years, but am far from a licensed anything myself. The stories I share on this blog are about celebrating an herb’n lifestyle and not so much the how’s and why’s or the ‘science’ of natural medicine. I’m happy to refer you to a great many sites that are able to do that far better than me if you are interested.
I love to talk about all things DIY, mothering, crafting, and spirituality. My love affair with the herbs provides the framework for my conversation, as it grounds me. use the plants in every corner of my home: for brew, for smudge, for food, for craft. I’m a recovering pessimist and know optimism comes with practice and seeking out the right kind of inspiration every single day. I am a spiritual seeker and a student of all the mystery schools. But to this day, I still think Dr. Seuss is the greatest philosopher that ever lived.
I’m passionate about ecotherapies and creating connection between nurture and nature. I don’t do rules, recipes or right ways.
More play. Less Protocol.
My inner healer is having a lot of fun. I look forward to getting to know yours.
Love and Besos,
Latisha and the Herb’n Fam
I believe YOU are an herbamama too.