Mar 262010
Wild Water, Food and Flowers

Spring has come a little late to the Gila but is now emerging full force, right in step with the tumultuous pace of the San Francisco River flooding its muddy banks. Thanks to snowmelt and significant rains, southwest New Mexico is remarkably well watered at the moment which most likely means a wildflower rich Spring! […]

Feb 172010
The Evidence of Deepening: An Introduction to Anima Healing Arts

Many deeply rooted changes have been taking place here in the quiet of the Canyon during the cold months. As Spring slowly unfurls her foliate face, we’re increasingly  incorporating these transformational shifts into our existing framework of education and healing work. Regular blog readers will first notice that my herbal blog has a new title, […]

Nov 062009
New Animá Supporterships

The following is the some of the new text for the Supporter page of the Animá website, describing the new forms for contributing financially to this place, practice and purpose.  We eliminated the Memberships, as that made it sound like this was an organization rather than a school and sanctuary, and lowered the minimum Supporter […]

Oct 152009
A Great New Resource for Working With Kids & Herbs

I’m guessing that a fair number of my readers are parents, grandparents or caregivers for children, and that almost all of you are interested in herbs. If those two interests overlap at all for you, you’re going to want to check out this new herbal course created through a collaboration between John Gallagher of […]

Oct 132009
New Animá Correspondence Courses & Mentorships!

Intro: Recent changes at the Animá School have resulted in a continuing number of queries about both the 8 week Courses and what are now the year or longer Mentorships.  For all students of the earlier year long courses, your lessons and time frame remains unchanged, the only difference is that your special course is […]

Sep 272009
First Frost and Status Update

This is just a short post to let all my blog readers, clients, students and other people awaiting emails, know that I am working madly away at the websites and Conference planning, and will be mostly out of touch until the end of this week. Sorry for any inconvenience and many thanks for your support […]

Sep 232009
Film Revew - Numen: The Nature of Plants

Numen: The Nature of Plants A review by Kiva Rose Anyone who has ever experienced the bliss and connection of gathering Mullein flowers on a warm summer day or the satisfaction of facilitating wellness in another living being, who may have ever known the incredible healing power of the plants – is sure to be […]

Sep 032009
Health Insurance: Disempowering for Patients, Harmful for Herbalists & Healers

  Health Insurance: Disempowering for Patients, Harmful for Herbalists & Healers By Jess Hardin Yes, I am among the millions of unassured Americans.  Unassured by industry claims, administration promises and congressional intentions when it comes to health legislation.  No, I am not one of the privileged, able to slap down multiple plastic cards and receive […]

Aug 292009
Entering the Harvest: Early Autumn Notes from the Canyon

~Snakeweed In Bloom~ The mountains are turning gold with Escoba de la Vibora (Gutierrezia spp), Limoncillo (Pectis angustafolia), Anil de muerto (Verbesina spp), Wild Sunflowers, Coneflowers and Goldenrod. It’s a been a long dry summer but the flowers are still wild and prolific, with purple Asters, white and pink Wild Buckwheat, lavender Beebalm and ivory […]

Aug 192009
The Matter of Prosperity by Jesse Wolf Hardin

The Matter of Prosperity by Jesse Wolf Hardin    Yes, the material matters… but we are so much more prosperous than we think. In the year prior to my writing this, the international economy has contracted and weakened more than at any time since the Great Depression.  The results in personal terms have […]

Aug 012009
The Sweet Medicine Blogparty

This month’s blogparty is, by far, our biggest yet!  An impressive range of subjects and authors have gifted us with their wisdom, recipes, experience and wonderings. So here we are, a wonderful array of perspectives on Sweet Medicine! I hope you all enjoy these many sharings and take the time to try and taste some […]

Jul 222009
From Rhiannon for Friends who Bought my Book!

In addition to what Rhiannon mentions, there is also a wonderful review by herbalist, mama and Medicine Woman student, Angie Goodloe on her great blog, Authentic Mama that you’ll want to check out. -Kiva Hi Everybody!  Thank you to all the people from all over the world who have bought my book!  I love you […]