In herbalism, healing begins and ends with the individual. To achieve real wellness in your life, your personal health care plan is best ensured by practicing regular herbal self-care.
Coming from a culture where stress is a status symbol, we tend to feel guilty for honoring our true desires and bodily needs when we really should be concerned about supporting our health. Herbal self-care is anything but an indulgence; rather, it’s a practice that demands our total dedication and discipline. Learning to say “no” to demanding people, incorporating herbs into your daily routines, and adopting stress-relieving practices like meditation may require commitment and work, but are totally worth it.
For centuries among every culture there have been full moon rituals, and yet they seem to be dying out. Herbalists, however, are the great keepers of ritual, and most of us have our own celebrations to honor another month around the sun.