so I have decided that I want to do more work reconnecting with the wonderful world of herbs.
Now you might speculate, why that is necessary for a practising herbalist?
Well, as a herbal student, you get to interact with herbs on an almost daily basis. You explore what a herb stands for, how and why they work, all through personal experience, taste testing, interactive learning, and oh so many essays, discussions, lectures, clinic sessions, and more. Looking back, the close connection forged with the herbs was pure bliss. I definitely miss that aspect of being a student, and at the time, we probably all took it for granted.
Now, however, as a fully qualified medical herbalist, with my own business, I have to wear many hats, I am a herbalist, researcher, marketing and PR fledging, book keeper, wannabe accountant, etc, etc, etc! As a result, I often feel like I have very little time left to pursue and develop my love of herbs further – for there is always more to learn.
So now I am going to change that!
My intention is to begin exploring many aspects of herbs once more, through tastings, reflecting quietly with the herb, and much research; all to further my passion and learning of herbs. Then, I’m going to put my reflections and findings into words via my blog, and I invite you to share the journey, where I hope to inspire you with my love of herbs!
Yarrow will be my first herb, so stay tuned.