Wildflower Medicine is Rooted in A few main principles
~Everybody is different. For optimum health we must determine what foods, approaches and lifestyle decisions work best for each individual, while taking into consideration the whole.
~When given the chance, our bodies have an innate ability to heal themselves and thrive. The body is always changing so our approach must have flow and flexibility.
~We are all connected. One person's health, happiness, and vibe affects everyone around them, extending out to our global community (and beyond!). Habits and attitudes are extremely contagious. By “bettering” yourself, you are bettering the world.
~Sustainability matters. I encourage sustainable practices in my programs and my personal work as an herbalist. I hold strict ethical guidelines when sourcing plant allies & work with local, organic farmers whenever possible.
A note about wildcrafting (tending to plant stands in the wild in a mutually beneficial relationship)
I hardly ever wildcraft, but when I do, I follow ethical guidelines as taught to me by my teachers Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine.
I make sure to wildcraft and not "wild take." I always inspect the plant's habitat, making sure my craft will not harm the plant's family. I take into consideration any other people who may be tending wild stands. I never take more than half, never take more than needed, always ask the plant for permission, in accordance with tradition, and always spread their seeds and replant more than I take.
When crafting in this way, you can enjoy the amazing benefits of plant medicine while ensuring proper care and respect for our allies.