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Moon Wisdom – New Moon

New moon, empty, hollow, dark vessel, I see not even a trace of your elegance in the sky. At the start of your sweet cycle the night is dark, the world is quiet and still. We are blessed by your darkness, this rich color of creation, the fertility and womb…


The Wisdom to Live

The Native American definition of wisdom is: "that people may live." In Original Blessing, brilliant religious scholar and author Matthew Fox breaks it down for the reader, separating out two unique aspects of the definition. First, he explains that people "may live," by being alive. Second, he explains that people…

Sesame Seeds

Gomasio with Seaweed

Gomasio is a Japanese style condiment made from sesame seeds and salt. The sesame seeds are toasted, ground and combined with salt and sometimes other spices. Sesame seeds are high in calcium and an excellent source of nourishment for the nervous and muscular skeletal systems. Seaweed is high in many…


Cleavers – an early spring gift

Cleavers (galium aparine) loves cool, moist soil and is often one of the first green plants I see pushing up through the leaves in the early spring. It is a gift of the spring, an offering of medicine - the exact medicine that our bodies crave this time of year!…

Brittany Wod Nickerson

Welcome to my blog!

Hi!  My name is Brittany, and I write about what inspires me in my practice as an herbalist and educator, and as a person who loves to putter around in the kitchen. Here you will find a combination of recipes, home remedies, herbal and nutritional wisdom, and musings about my experiences in life, teaching and health.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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