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corpusritual

when i first started working with (and then making) herbal remedies 6 years ago, they changed my life. i was managing some difficult physical and emotional health things (hi kidney stones for a month with no painkillers (ok, a couple expired ones from a generous and dear friend), chronic exhaustion, a deep and ongoing depression, anxiety veering on agoraphobia at times, drinking way more than what was good for me, reeling from the violences of my childhood and adulthood, didn’t have health insurance (hence no doctor visit or medications), was in pain and needed support. working with plants allowed me to connect to them and myself and take my healing into my own hands a little. i grew up with a mother and grandmother and grandfather deeply connected to plants. from a very young age i was allowed to plant my own garden and i remember walking through theirs throughout my childhood. they are such amazing teachers and i’m very glad i started listening again. . i’m super excited to connect people to plants. i have a ton of herbal remedies up on my website, offer sliding scale consultations for people who want a little more guidance, and also make custom flower essence blends for people wanting some intuitive energetic support. my work is largely dedicated to supporting people moving through and with trauma, to supporting mental health and wellness, to supporting queer & trans people with non-binaristic views on plant bodies or human bodies, to deeply witnessing the impact of oppression on so many people and connecting the personal and collective, and more. it’s all up on my website so take a peek if you’re being called to invite more plants into your life! . and thanks @powerfemmetarot for this beautiful photo! . also heeeeeyyyyyy new labels and so many thanks to my brother Jon Patterson! . #plants #herbs #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine #herbalist #queerherbalist #botanicalmedicine #trauma #queer #lgbtq #trans #nonbinary #chronichealthissues #depression #anxiety #grief

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corpusritual

collecting some reishi for drying to add to soups and for making a double extraction to add to my new blend oh! be joyful and just to have on hand as a single remedy. . reishi is a really amazing mushroom to use long term. its something i added to my daily herbs about 5 months ago and i’m loving it. it’s neuroprotective, has anti-cancer agents, helps the liver regenerate, supports movement through and with depression and anxiety and is really good for boosting the immune system. i’m going to slice it up and tincture it and then after 6 weeks will do a second extraction step. . #reishi #reishimushroom #mushroom #herbs #herbalmedicine #herbalist #queerherbalist #foraging

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corpusritual

this baby is a new blend and i made it this spring when i was needing a heart and nervous system restorative. i blended it when i was a couple months into a new relationship and was ( still am) nursing old attachment and loss of a previous relationship wounds. i wanted to be more fully present to the sweetness and ease and actual joy (still a new thing for me) that was showing up in my life as well as be more present to my self as i stepped into doing even more group work with grief. . it’s a blend of mimosa and reishi tinctures (double extraction of reishi) with flower essences of datura, ghost pipe, and chicory and a gem essence of carnelian. and vodka. . i gathered the mimosa last summer when i was moving through some deep underworld times, deep deep grief and loss. it showed up exactly when i needed it and i cried so much, from sadness but also joy in the finding. mimosa has been such a powerful guide for returning to joy and as an anchor for the heart and spirit. combined with reishi, which is basically just good for literally every system and also supports us returning to our own spirit, i added some flower and gem essences supportive of standing at the edges of pain (ghost pipe), for underworld traveling and breaking old harmful patterns (datura), letting go of control of others and the love they can/ can’t give us as we learn to give love to ourselves (chicory), and welcoming a connection to our own energy (carnelian). . it’s a sweet and strong and confident blend that helps us return to ourselves and helps us return to the light above ground. it’s also so good for these times of deep grief and revolution, for finding pockets of joy where we can so that we can feel energized to continue resisting and rebuilding. . (name is also inspired by/ borrowed from an album my girlfriends band—The Toothaches— put out and that i was listening to so i gotta give credit where it’s due.) . it’s up on the website! link in profile. also mimosa is peeking out from underneath!

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corpusritual

a new remedy for this spring/ summer is aller ease and people have been sharing with me that they really have been feeling a reduction in spring allergies and also an increase in lung capacity. . my mom has spent years taking allergy medications, steroids and more first tried out a few herbal remedies last year but this year i gave her this to try. she always gets horrible dry throats and coughing and said within 24 hours she felt nearly entirely better! there were a lot of all caps and exclamation points in her texts. 🤩 no more sore throat or sneezing and very little congestion. on days she forgets to take it she can feel the symptoms settle back in. she’s been struggling for years so it’s so sweet to have some relief. . a blend of reishi, nettle, red clover, mullein, and vodka, aller ease is immune system balancing, full of vitamins, is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, and mullein brings the expectorant qualities which is so good for soothing a dry and scratchy allergy throat and is good for the lungs too. . #herbalremedies #herbs #herbalist #queerherbalist #allergies #allergens #springallergies #hayfever #plants #plantmedicine #nettle #reishi #redclover #mullein

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corpusritual

got to work with monarda (also known as bee balm) last week. i’ve been trading plants and remedies with @arascalrelish this spring (which is kind of the best thing) and when these were left on my front porch, i shrieked when i opened the bag. so bright and beautiful and also sturdy and warm. i mean look at that incredible head of flowers! it also smelled unbelievable, spicy and strong. anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and a nervine, it’s supportive of so many different imbalances. it can soothe just about any kind of upset stomach, offer relief from colds and flus by treating the throat and congestion. also so good for yeast infections, menstrual cramps and UTIs. . after letting them dry out a little, i tinctured some and then let the rest dry further so i could make an oil infusion (for a cramp salve) and then used the remaining dried flowers for a tea that i’ll make for infections for the winter months. it might have been midnight, after a long day, but it felt so sweet to have my hands in these stunning flowers. plants always ground me. . #herbs #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine #herbalist #queerherbalist #monarda #beebalm

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corpusritual

when you’re rough around the edges and a lil scrappy and DIY but your brother is a design and photo pro and streamlines your whole herb life and in turn, your website visuals. (and then i spent a billion hours on photoshop and illustrator readying everything cause my skills are not comparable.) . i might have cried. i can hardly believe my eyes. we’ve been working hard for months. . all the remedies except for teas (coming soon) are up on my website (link in profile). some descriptions also aren’t finished cause i have a couple new babies and some older faves i finally got up on the website but they are coming! but ahhhhh go take a peek! 😭🌱🔮

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corpusritual

Queer Makers Market today in Easthampton, MA at Flywheel Arts: 11am to 4pm. come say hi! . 📸 @snowberrybubble who also graciously tolerated me freaking out and leaving Brooklyn at 6am to make it on time! . #queermakersmarket #easthamptonma #westernmass #herbalist #herbalism #healingarts #healingwork #communityherbalism #queerherbalist #plantmedicine #herbalmedicine

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corpusritual

i’ve been taking my Trauma Heart Heal elixir for years. sometimes daily for months other times for a couple days or just in moments of acute grief and heartache when my chest feels tight and my breath restricted. with physically and emotionally heart supportive plants like rose, hawthorn and motherwort, the remedy is cooling and is sweetened with raw organic honey. when i can feel the grief pounding in my chest a dropper or two brings a little ease. for me, the care of plants are touchstones— a way to touch down into whatever is moving through me. and for when my rage feels huge and i can’t quite pinpoint it (or maybe there are endless obvious reasons) i remember these lines from Anne Carson: "Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief." . this remedy is for the times of rage and the times of grief. . elixir with rose, hawthorn, motherwort, carnelian and rose quartz gem essences, raw organic honey & brandy

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corpusritual

they’re here! after years of considering it and then months working on it, new Corpus Ritual remedies labels are here! my old labels were with me for the last 6 years and it was time for something new! we were going for replicating soil levels. 🌱 the second i opened up the delivery i breathed a huge sigh of relief cause i know these are going to make it all so much easier! there is so much enraging and heartbreaking news just truly everyday and i hope these bring a little 🌞. diving into healing work has truly kept my head above water. . and not only are the labels new, there are two new remedies: Aller Ease & Oh! Be Joyful! i’ll be introducing them more in depth soon. and i also finally got my other ones up on the website that i’ve been behind on (some descriptions coming soon). you can see them all (and pick some up for summer) in the shop. also i will be listing a few tea blends on the website as well! (soon). . link to pick some up in my profile. . it was truly a family affair and i couldn’t have done this without their support. im beyond beyond grateful for my brother & designer Jon Patterson for all of his extensive labor on these (and to his wife and designer @boki_panchalee who i know offered smart creative feedback) and so much appreciation for my mom and her husband Ken for helping by believing in me and this work and helping me invest in these labels. it is amazing and also so much work (and money!) to be in biz for yourself but i needed help and so i asked (getting over my “i can do it all on my own” lifelong struggles) and i’m so grateful they said yes. truly game changing and i’m just 😭😭😭. labels printed in bulk means i have so much more time for medicine making and all of the other things i’m doing week to week. . ahhhhh! i’m feeling 🙏🏻😍🕸🌞🌱🧚🏻‍♂️🎉✌🏻🔥 . #herbs #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine #plants #plantmedicine #botanicalmedicine #queerherbalist #herbalist #herbalism #smallbatch #queermaker #plantaheal #plantallies #plantwisdom #urbanherbalist #cityherbalist #traumawork #griefwork #healingwork

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fancydreamfarmer

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corpusritual

in my practice i am always weaving together breath, plants and words and this past weekend i got to dive deep into plant medicine at @herbstalk. plants, both psychedelic and not, have truly been my greatest teachers and i think i feel the most happy, connected, most myself and alive in their care. they quite entirely brought me back to life. . as a sliding scale practitioner, i can’t always financially swing the big herb conferences that require me to travel across the country or something. but this one is one of my favorite herb conferences because i can drive to it, because they balance old school facilitators and herbalists with newer ones, because the workshops range widely, and because at $40 for the whole weekend of workshops, it feels way more financially accessible. (tho i did pay a little extra for an herbal safely intensive). for so many reasons this conference is a gift. sure of course, not perfect, but a gift nonetheless. . i got to brush up on my 6 years of herbal studies and revisit some of my favorite plants while partaking in so many workshops including ones about head & brain trauma, practitioner-grade essential oils & aromatherapy, herbal safety & drug interactions, herbs & the enneagram, poison medicine plants (where my heart is), and pulse diagnosis & herbal formulation. . i’m building up my Brooklyn fire escape garden (after squirrels destroyed it a couple years ago) and got skullcap, calendula, tobacco, nettle, valerian, and white sage plants from local growers and also got some dried herbs from a small farm. it feels good to be rooting (lol) back down into plants as we enter the summer months. . . (here i am outside my favorite bakery Clear Flour, in Brookline MA, taking a lil break and about to eat so many pastries.) . #plantmedicine #herbs #herbalmedicine #plants #botanicalmedicine #poisonmedicine #healing #herbalist #queerherbalist #wellness #health #holistichealth #aromatherapy #trauma #violence #urbanherbalist

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corpusritual

i got the proofs for my new Corpus Ritual herbal remedy labels, designed so generously by my brother Jon Patterson, last night and i’m really in love and freaking out a little cause it’s been a long and cool process coming to make this shift and just want to share them immediately but i will show some restraint and instead share the medicine i made while i was away. . i got to hang with so many old and new friends, made some tinctures, vinegars and flower essences (and also sat in deep conversation with Jack in the Pulpit and was guided to make an incredible essence in a new to me way which i’ll talk about soon! none harmed or picked!) the labels are on their way and i can’t wait to share them with you. AND i’m going to be launching two new blends: one for allergies and lungs and one for welcoming joy into our full bodies. more soon! so grateful for this 6 year process with plants that i’ve been on. . #herbs #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine #plants #plantmedicine #queerherbalist #deeplistening #plantsarehealers #plantsareallies

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corpusritual

it’s about a month out but i’m going to be up at this beautiful market that @flameandhoneycomb organizes and offers. i’m going to have all my herbal remedies up with me and some new ones too! can’t want to see what the others makers are offering! if you’re in the Massachusetts area, come check it out! . #herbalmedicine #herbalremedies #plantmedicine #herbs #plants #botanicalmedicine #queerherbalist #LGBTQ #healing #depression #anxiety #ptsd #cptsd

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wearequeenofnone

herb-infused wine and this sleeping bag are holding me so sweetly after a day of 9am-11pm workshops. I have a lot of feelings and thoughts, but until then... very inspired, very grateful, very tired 🍷😴 #goodmedicineconfluence

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corpusritual

lil peek into my brain. in the woods having no chill at all: day 5. wall to do list. all the current plans and future dreams. ive come up to these woods a couple times a year the last three years or so. it’s land that many women have come to before me, to drop into themselves & their creative work. i’ve been steadily dedicating myself to building a sliding scale healing practice for about 5 years or so but it wasn’t until the last 18 months that i was like “ok. this is it. this is my work & it’s my focus” & i cleared out things to make room for it including jobs that were paying me. it’s hard work for sure. sure, there are sliding scale practitioners out there but not a whole ton. it can be financially unstable work but what my heart and soul get is worth a hell of a lot more than money. worth & value come through many channels, not just financial. under capitalism, that’s hard to remember. we’re so used to thinking that something that is the MOST EXPENSIVE is the most valuable. (spoiler alert: it’s not.) . THAT SAID it occurred to me over the winter that i had no plan or map for remaining in this work & for growing it even bigger. between trauma-focused somatic writing workshops to breathwork 1:1 & groups to supporting people in herbal medicine and with remedies, there’s no shortage of work on my plate & i’m lucky to be plugged into communities that are aligned with my values and the integrity of the work i want to offer. but there is a shortage of time for dreaming and strategizing. & sometimes a shortage of other resources like a steady income. i’m so used to just surviving that i don’t even think i know what thriving feels like. but i want to & i’m learning. and i refuse to compromise my integrity. so i’m here dreaming my business real. for an anti-capitalist witch, i push back on the idea of a business pretty hard but when it’s filled up with all this magic & love, i think maybe it’s gonna be ok. 👌🏻 . also who are your favorite sliding scale practitioners? or ones working to reimagine what healing that is connected to social change and justice work can look like under capitalism’s oppressive grip? i’m working on a list for my website.

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rootedinspirit

✨OFFERING LOW COST 1-on-1 HERBAL CONSULTATIONS ✨ - I am practicing 1 on 1 herbal consultations with the support and supervision of an experienced mentor. Looking for 2 practice clients. Do you have health imbalances and health goals you want support with? In our sessions we will look at how herbs, nutrition, lifestyle, and/or self care practices can support you on your unique wellness journey. Sessions will take place on video chat. I am not here to heal you. I am supporting you, providing education, and empowering you to be your own healer. - Here is what I am looking for: 1) You are willing to do 3 sessions with me. 2) You are okay with me sharing your information with my mentor. My mentor will be helping me create your protocol. This is a bonus for you as my mentor has over 10 years of clinical herbalism experience. 3)You are willing to give me loving, constructive feedback along the way. - Our first session is 2 hours and costs $35. Each follow up session is 1 hour and costs $25. - If you are interested, please email me at rootedinspirithealing@gmail.com. Tell me about yourself. What are your health concerns? What are your goals for working together? #herbalism #queerherbalist #healingarts #holistichealing #herbalist #plantmedicine

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recologix

" I just want to get in my damn cozy bed and pull petals off of roses to make medicine for the summer" - me just now out loud to myself alone in my apartment, shortly after knocking over everything in my kitchen 😂👍⚘🌹🥀🏵🌷 . . . #clumsybutcute #rose #growyourownmedicine #tinyfarm #porchhouse #porchhousefarm #urbanfarming #queerherbalist #diyhealing #staycation #abundance

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pinprimrose

Here's a picture of a dandelion and a story about primroses. I got in a weird situation here on Instagram about two weeks ago. When I commented on a post by someone who had been posting pictures of primrose flowers and their roots to be careful as this is a declining species on the European continent, and nearly extinct where it used to be a common species, this person freaked out and took it personal and what not. Anyway, I got lots to think about because of the whole thing, and there are some things I'd like to share here, because I think it's important for all of us plant lovers. One of the things this person said is that they believed that everyone should take their own responsibility when it comes to harvesting plants. Well... Yes and it's complicated in my opinion. Totally yes when it comes to ingesting plants that might be toxic, no one else can take the responsibility for what you put in your mouth than you (especially in the context of social media), so do your research before tasting or eating plants that you don't know. My botany professor used to say, all plants are edible, not all of them are enjoyable, and some you'll only eat once. A good thing to keep in mind! When it comes to the sustainable harvesting of plants in their natural environment the situation is a bit more complicated, and I believe this statement was used as an excuse to not take their responsibility in encouraging people to harvest declining species without further explanation. With the primroses for example, there is the problem of 'local abundance'. This means that they might be very abundant in one place, but their general distribution in a region might be fragmented. So you might arrive at this beautiful woodland that seems to be filled with primroses, so it's ok to harvest right? Well, maybe, and maybe not, that really depends on the big picture of the species in the region. Maybe only a short distance away from this woodland the species is suffering because of intensive agriculture, and if that's the case, this big population can serve as a source of pollen (and genes) for those smaller populations and then it can really use all of the flowers and plants it has. ⬇

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mettleandloam

Things I want to talk about ▫️ magic is unfurling everywhere all the time, not only in pristine wilderness and perfectly framed scenes ▫️ this is an ugly strip mall parking lot in the strip-malliest-stretch of town / and one of my favorite places to do grocery shopping because I get to visit these hawthorns: fierce protectors ⚔️ and sweet nurture for tender hearts ♥️ all bound together in this, one of my favorite of all plant friends ▫️▫️▫️ m a g i c i s a l l a r o u n d y o u ▫️▫️▫️ . . . . . #mettleandloam #plantresilienceftw #thornymagic #queerapothecary #queerherbalism #heartprotector #magicunfurling

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corpusritual

got to see @loveisjuniper owner, yoga teacher and healer Deborah today when i dropped off some more tinctures and elixirs! if you’re in Brooklyn, you gotta check them out! i’m grateful for the communities spaces like Juniper are building! . i’ll also be there doing Breathwork for Rewriting Embodied Stories on Friday May 4th at 6:30pm. link to register is in my profile. it’s just about half full! 🙏🏻 . #breathwork #breathworkhealer #breathworkhealing #activemeditation #meditation #healing #healingwork #juniper #herbs #herbalism #herbalremedies #herbalist #queerherbalist

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corpusritual

last morning for S A L E . my first sale! it’s been fun to get remedies to people as the seasons change and here in NYC it’s been so sunny for the last day or two. 😍 . all my blends and single plant tinctures, elixirs and more— 20% off orders of $40+ using the code SPRINGRAIN through 11:59am EST. . link to shop in profile! . US only but if you’re international, send me a DM. shipping is usually at least $16 outside of the US. 😬😵 . #herbs #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine #plants #herbalist #herbalism #plantsheal #springwhereareyou #lgbtq #healer #healingwork #healing #depression #anxiety #ptsd #cptsd #naturalhealing #botanicalmedicine #queerherbalist #accessiblehealing #slidingscale

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corpusritual

early last summer i made the sweetest and most joyful heartbreak tincture (with mimosa and other friends) and i called it At the Threshold. i took it all summer and fall. it was made of all the grief holders that i came across in my time away from Brooklyn, when i was creeping around in the woods and fields. the blend is up on my website AND i’m still doing my first ever sale, through Monday AM. . 20% off orders of $40+ using the code SPRINGRAIN . link to shop in profile! . US only but if you’re international, send me a DM. shipping is usually at least $16 outside of the US. 😬😵 . #herbs #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine #plants #herbalist #herbalism #plantsheal #springwhereareyou #lgbtq #healer #healingwork #healing #depression #anxiety #ptsd #cptsd #naturalhealing #botanicalmedicine #queerherbalist #accessiblehealing #slidingscale

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corpusritual

+ LIL SPRING SALE! + . this weekend was rough in NYC. a beautiful day Friday turned into cold and rain and oof. today it’s literally flooding outside so for the FIRST TIME i decided to have a sale on my herbal remedies! plants always make me happier so i’m offering . 20% off orders of $40+ using the code SPRINGRAIN . today through next Sunday! take a peek and see if something will be a nice pick me up for the changing seasons. link to shop in profile! . US only but if you’re international, send me a DM. shipping is usually at least $16 outside of the US. . #herbs #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine #plants #herbalist #herbalism #plantsheal #springwhereareyou #lgbtq #healer #healingwork #healing #depression #anxiety #ptsd #cptsd #naturalhealing #botanicalmedicine #queerherbalist #accessiblehealing #slidingscale

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riseupgoodwitch

Between now and Friday the 6th, in honor of spring & their allergens, I’m offering lung tinctures for 50% in my online shop. That means $5 for 1oz and $9 for 2oz!! That’s Garden grown and intentionally cultivated herbal magic from a good witch supporting social justice!! Plant allies for lung support and deep breathing! . . Running behind on last weeks orders- they will be going out later this week. This witch is just trying to keep her eyes on the horizon, friends. . . #witchesofinstagram #herbalmagic #lungsupport #respiratorysupport #greenwitch #gardenwitch #tinctures #wildcrafting #herbalism #queerherbalist #herbalmedicine #herbalistsofinstagram

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corpusritual

it’s snowing (again) where i am but soon soon soon i’ll be back in the woods making medicine. 🙏🏻🌱 . #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbs #queerherbalist #plants #botanicalmedicine #plantsheal

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corpusritual

no really, it’s the best! i love to watch AND i’m always so grateful to be invited in to support the long and winding movement through the lifelong healing process. 🙏🏻👌🏻🔥 . 📷 thanks to @aguasangrehealing . #heal #healing #healingwork #traumawork #griefwork #depression #anxiety #lgbtqwellness #lgbtqhealing #herbs #herbalism #herbalist #queerherbalist #plantmedicine #botanicalmedicine #breathwork #meditation #activemeditation #breathworknyc

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corpusritual

spring is as good a time as any to find new ways to support yourself/ your body and herbs are such a sweet way to do so! if you want to try something out, you can pick up a remedy in Brooklyn at @loveisjuniper or @brooklynopenacupuncture OR if you want to see everything i currently have in stock, visit my Shop on my website (link in profile). i also offer sliding scale consultations which is a great way for us to collaborate on getting you a couple remedies to try. i love doing consultations because i get to go in deep and really spend some time thinking about what could be best for you. 🌱🌹❤️🙏🏻 . photo from @slfceramic . #herbalremedies #herbalism #plants #plantmedicine #herbs #nervines #adaptogens #medicinal #queerherbalist #urbanherbalism #NYCherbalist #healing #depression #anxiety #mentalhealth #wellness #trauma #traumainformed #slidingscale #healingjustice

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atticapothecary_

National Coming Out Day, 1990. #queerherbalist

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t.lynx.hunter

Favorite place about new places is meeting new plants . So glad Austin is in full spring #queerherbalist #queerfarmer

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headyleddy

Three #roots and a #leaf tonic; but the leaf isn’t pictured. Some #elecampane #dandelion and #ginger to get ready for spring. Then after decocting strain into a mason jar with #nettles for a long infusion. 🌿 #herbsforspring #smerblife #queerherbalist

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corpusritual

i love seeing my babies out in the world (and especially in the woods!). as little bits of spring peek in, i’m feeling so excited to get back out into the fields and woods to be with all the plant friends. one of my very favorite places to be. . and thanks to @finnoakes for this pic and for the sweet trade! . #herbalism #herbalist #herbs #herbalmedicine #queerherbalist #plants #plantmedicine #guthealth #anxiety #healingwork #healingjustice

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recologix

🌱🌕🌙💧My first elixir, featuring a new yarrow transplant keeping it company in the Porch House tiny kitchen! #newfriends Thanks @corpusritual for explaining the elixir making process ❤ . . Real talk for a second. I have monthly pain that does not respond to painkillers anymore. I can take prescription Doses and not feel any change. Often, I miss at least one night of sleep and several days of work completely. I'm working on longer-term management with health care providers, but meanwhile, I have learned so much by collaborating with the herbs I grow in my garden. It feels different and empowering to me to grow them myself and Tinker with kitchen witch potions, rather then having someone else just tell me what to take. Proactive, creative, powerful, looped in. Also, these herbs work for me. They lessen my pain sometimes, even when over-the-counter painkillers do nothing. . I don't think chronic pain becomes somehow Justified or "worth it" because it led to learning, and that can be a really dangerous narrative to throw at people with chronic pain or illness. I'm not grateful for the pain. I'm actually pretty Furious about the pain. I AM grateful for the plant learning, and for the self healing empowerment. In the face of pain that literally renders my body immobilized on the floor, having my power back in this way is a big deal. #diyhealing . The thing about gratitude is that it's not approval of the circumstances that led to feeling grateful. It is, for me, a non-linear, non transactional experience. Both / and. I am simultaneously not grateful for encounters with chronic pain and illness, with disempowering/traumatizing Medical Systems and providers, and fierce and grateful for the knowledge, collaboration, and learning with seeds, plants, soil. Thank you to the plants, the teachers, the farmers, the books, the friends and the woods walks, that dig into this and help me learn how to be powerful and creative, even when I'm in debilitating pain. ❤ #skillshare #learningfromtheland . What makes you feel like you have your power back?💪🍃 . . #porchhouse #porchhousefarm #amateurherbalist #queerherbalist #kitchenwitch #endometriosis #plantwitch #urbanfarming

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loverootswellness

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takecareherbals

New fashion goal. Match my nails to the insides of my favorite flowers. #queerherbalist #flowergenderexpression #violetsvioletsviolets

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forestheartbotanicals

Can anyone guess what I'm blending up here? Clue: I'm making oil from a very special plant that is an all-star at treating arthritis. Further clue: its stem is coated in dangerous spikes. Herbalists stay outta this! ;) #guessinggame #herbalism #medicinaloil #queerherbalist #plantbased

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rootedinspirit

I invite you to join me for ‘Art of Making Medicinal Tea.’ This class will be sensory and hands on! This subject is dear to my heart, as I am very very in love with tea (ask my friends - they will tell you how obsessed I am 😂). Tea making is an essential skill for working with medicinal plants. You will walk away feeling empowered to make medicinal strength tea and to incorporate a tea drinking practice into your life. Click on FB event link in bio if you’re interested ☺️ • • What to Expect: • sensory tea meditation • learn how to make infusions and decoctions • an abundance of tea drinking to engage your senses • learn about tastes + plant energetics and why that’s important for deciding which herbs to use and making tea blends • take home herbs #sacredrootsholistichealing #rootedinspirit #medicinemaking #lbc #herbalmedicine #tea #herbaltea #queer #queerherbalist #plants

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xolyluna

My love radiates through everything I make. I’m in love with herbs, in love with healing and in love with the sun and moon. ☀️🌑 #XolyLuna 📷 @elarablue

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corpusritual

no rest for the wiccan*: finishing prep for a workshop i’m giving this coming week for students at Colgate University called Plants as Allies: Tea Making for Stress & Anxiety and ill also be doing so many Breathwork sessions with students and the staff of Haven, the sexual violence support center on campus! it’s really one of my favorite places with some badass people doing the work in supporting students through violence and harm. after being invited up last spring to give a lecture about trauma and the politics of healing (and also a writing workshop) i’m so excited to be back up at Colgate offering healing work! thanks to dear ones (and Haven staff) @tashaohh and @da_kneez for getting me back up. . incense going, tarot pulls from @slowholler and @emilywellsmusic playing in the background. i pulled “Kindred” for what i need to remember about this week and indeed i will be with kindreds. and you’ll be hearing more from me all about it this week. 🌱❤️💥 . credit goes to @fattismith for that one . #herbs #herbalmedicine #herbalist #queerherbalist #plantmedicine #herbsforhealing #herbsforstress #herbsforanxiety #trauma #despression #anxiety #stress #healing #healingwork #breathwork #breathworkhealing #meditation #activemeditation #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #plantsasallies

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corpusritual

“our awakening should not be a shield from the world. it needs to be connected to liberation for all people.”— Jessica Dibbs, spiritual teacher & healer . i recently had a serendipitous meeting with a woman who has been doing Breathwork with others for 30 years and studied Breathwork and spiritual work with Jessica Dibbs for 10 years. it’s a different lineage and community than what i was trained in but there are also a lot of similarities. yesterday she invited me, as her guest, to her group workshop and it was 4.5 hours of revitalizing breathing and sharing. i felt so lucky to be learning from people who have been engaged physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually in breathing practices for so long. a lot came up for me, illumination of the ways i care for other people (big! accessibly! a desire to be available! with a deep understanding and training in working with people through trauma and violence!) and the ways i receive care from others (i struggle a lot/ deep ingrained “must take care of myself” tapes runnin)... the schism between what i believe others deserve and what i believe i deserve. i’m still so very deep in making changes in how i show up for myself and how i allow people to show up for me, like so many of us. . it also got me thinking more about the big expansive web of love and care that is running through us and around us, whether we feel it or not. part of the reason i offer sliding scale is in deep reverence to all of the practitioners who have offered me sliding scale and low cost and sometimes free care. from acupuncture to writing workshops to somatic therapy to psychedelic integration and therapeutic work to sound healing to herbs to medicine work to massage and more, literally, almost every practitioner i have worked with has worked with me to make sure their work was accessible to me and others. it’s a huge gift and this work has a long history and i’m grateful to practitioners who know that financially accessible care is liberatory, revolutionary and quite often, leads to the people seeking care having more capacity to offer care to others. it helps remake the world for sure. and it’s certainly kept me alive. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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forestheartbotanicals

Hi Vancouver! I'm coming to town this Wed (Feb 21) if you want to get free shipping on medicines. Pick up will be Tues evening, Wed afternoon & evening, or Thursday morning. What I've got is in my shop (link in bio). <3! #yvr #eastvan #vancouver #herbalist #herbalmedicine #supportsmallbusiness #supportqueerbusiness #transherbalist #queerherbalist #gay

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corpusritual

the days i get to spend with plants are some of my favorite days. winter is always a little less fun, plant-wise, because the other seasons offer a bit more IRL with plants time but there is a sweetness to winter too: bottling up and using all the bounty from the warmer harvesting months. . some of these friends are heading out for orders, some to my neighbor, some to Puerto Rico with a friend in support of relief efforts, and one for a monthly herbal trade im so excited to be a part of. as a white herbalist living on occupied land, and benefiting from the land (among many other reasons like believing that access is not a universal thing and that sharing remedies heals us in small and big ways and that healing is always connected to justice and is never only individual) it’s important to me to do as much donation and/or at cost work in support of social justice and movement work as i can (and i can’t wait for the day when i have higher profits so i can do even more!) . if you want to try working with some herbs, i sell a bunch of remedies on my website and i also do consultations on a sliding scale. consultations are a fun way to strategize together and the rates include the consult, remedies AND shipping! . #herbalmedicine #herbs #plantmedicine #queerherbalist #herbalism #puertorico #healingjustice

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loverootswellness

My new home has a ton of cudweed in the yard and 15 elderberry trees! I'm so excited! Cudweed (Gnaphalium uliginosum) is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, diaphoretic, astringent, antidepressant and expectorant. We won't see it after things warm up a bit more so I'm harvesting and drying a bunch for tisanes and tincture. ✨😍🙌🌿 #herbalism #herbalist #queerherbalist #hedgewitch #enbyherbalist #floridaplants #wildcrafting #foraging #folkmedicine #folkremedy #plantmedicine #gnaphalium #cudweed #floridamedicinalplants

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newsanctuarycoalition

Thank you for supporting our work. #Repost @corpusritual with @get_repost ・・・ excited to send these friends off for a raffle at Compost Bin (A RadicalASS Cabaret to Deal w/ the World), @thisisuna and Michi Osato’s beautiful monthly show, next week! they will be donating the $$ to @newsanctuarycoalition ! . Brass: Brown Radicalass Burlesque Presents & Performs in a Monthly political cabaret show bringing together some of NYC's Finest, Fiercest, and most Fabulous Performers!!! Come let loose and let go, as we strip all the f*ckery of the month away, and collectively create the borderless world we want and know is possible. . The world gives us bullshit we turn it into gold. Come compost with us. . Compost Bin || Thursday February 15, 2018 Starr Bar (214 Starr St. in Bushwick) || Doors 8:30pm || Showtime 9pm || Dance party 10:45pm . #herbs #herbalmedicine #herbalist #queerherbalist #plants #plantmedicine #healingjustice

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corpusritual

you hear this absurd voice in the woods? that’s joy ( & reishi & me). i’ve been taking time to reconnect to why i do this work, why i work with plants, breath, words. why i share these practices with others, why i deeply believe in them for helping to reconnect us to ourselves, to those we love, to our inner wisdom, to spirit. it’s really simple. i do it because it keeps me alive. because i feel alive doing it. because it fills me with love. because i hear from others that it helps keep them alive. centered. connected. . like many of us do, i’ve got a long & messy story of what brought me to this work. working to manage the ripples of violence in my body brought me to this work, first & foremost. it used to be unbearable to hold so much in my body. there was a harmful & abusive childhood. a rape by a friend. a physical assault leaving me with broken ribs. another physical assault by a friend. i used to try to find anything to numb me out. it was too too much to hold in my body. too much to feel. alcohol was such a good tool for me for that. for years i just dulled every feeling until i could no longer find my own body. but alcohol eroded my life & my relationships. it left me hollow, just like the violence did. and it brought a whole new world of pain my way. . i’m not sober, i’ve worked hard on my relationship to alcohol over the years & part of that work involved looking the violence i experienced in the face. really feeling its aftermath. taking a look at how i engage in harmful behaviors towards myself & others. some of this work was/ is through working with various plant medicines and psychedelics in an intentional and ceremonial way. some of it is through Breathwork. some through working with a somatic therapist. some working with herbs. some writing as if my life depends on it (it does). so yeah, i’m not sober, i followed a different recovery path, but my life has changed for sure, so much so i sometimes don’t recognize it. . i do this work because i know change is both possible & inevitable & if we have a guide, a witness, someone who has walked allllll the wrong roads already, maybe the ride will be a little easier.

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corpusritual

can you tell i take my Trauma Heart Heal blend most places?! the plus side to being an herbalist (well one of them) is that i just fill up the empty bottles when needed and wow have i gone through so many ounces of this one. . tomorrow is that commercial holiday for love and i do love love (or its potential) so part of me loves valentine’s day too, even tho its such consumerist nonsense in many ways. and yeah love can be revolutionary, can feel like home, can be so sweet and supportive but sometimes home is a place of grief and so, love is too. the shadow of love is that we all carry so much heart ache and break and even when we are “in love” with partners/ friends/ family, there is also so much grief that swims alongside. love lost, love beyond repair, love that did exist but is now different, love that harms, love that is a rupture, a breaking. it’s easy to wish that love alone can solve all the problems, personal and institutional and cultural. “all we need is love” or “love is the answer” are such common refrains. and yet, we all need so much more than love too. or we need to remember that maybe the love we were given as children, the love that shapes what we know love to be, isn’t quite right and so we gotta relearn, make new. do the thing we’ve never done in hopes of finding more ease. i’ve been moving through that a lot lately... how to love in a way that is better than the love i’ve been given, the way i’ve loved in the past. the love i learned about as a child that was sweet and good at times, sure, but that was rife with harm and obligation and guilt and expectation too still reverberates in me. so remedies like this one help to hold me in the complexity of it all, to slow down, and remind me to love myself first. . hawthorn, motherwort, rose, carnelian & rose quartz essences, brandy, raw organic honey . if you want to gift yourself this valentine’s day, or any day, link to my Shop in my profile. ❤️🙏🏻🌹

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loverootswellness

Three people in my household have a cough right now so I made a big batch of herbal cough syrup. This one has mullein, plantain, blue violet and rosemary in it. Currently turning a portion of this into gummies for the little too 💗✨😷 #coldandflu #herbalism #herbalist #hedgewitch #queerherbalist #folkmedicine #folkremedy #coughsyrup #herbalcoughsyrup #plantmedicine #plantpower #trans #queerwitch #enby

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riseupgoodwitch

Did I mention one of my favorite herbs is lemon balm? It has been my ally since I discovered the bushes in my Portland punk house backyard more than ten years ago. Today I am harvesting it and drying it, and I am going to try to make two things. . . The first is inspired by my makeshift anti anxiety spritzer the other day. I want to take the leftover vanilla bean infused vodka from the high priestess tincture and mix in a lemon balm and orange peel glyceride to make a tasty medicine cordial for sparkling water. The second is to make a Shea butter lemon balm calendula cream. Somewhat new territory for me. But I learn about plant medicine from reading, experimenting and sharing knowledge. To me I love herbalism because the connection between humans and plants and alchemy is so free of ego, so far from the ways in which we have been taught to live. One of the reasons I want to start a lady/queer/nonbinary herbalist alliance is I want to break down barriers and open up spaces for sharing and experimenting together. Which, now that I bring that up, I’m still waiting til I have at least ten people to start sending things out, and still short a few. . . #lemonbalm #herbalmagic #greenwitch #gardenwitch #plantmedicine #witchesofinstagram #herbalalchemy #herbalist #queerherbalist #gardenmagic #selfcaresunday #magicmakers #makersgonnamake

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forestheartbotanicals

Makin' potions #witchininthekitchen #hearttincture #elixir #heartmedicine #tincture #queerherbalist #transherbalist #fag #gay #herbalism Heart & Spirit elixir consists of ROSE HONEY, hawthorne, albizia & cayenne. 💖

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corpusritual

excited to send these friends off for a raffle at Compost Bin (A RadicalASS Cabaret to Deal w/ the World), @thisisuna and Michi Osato’s beautiful monthly show, next week! they will be donating the $$ to @newsanctuarycoalition ! . Brass: Brown Radicalass Burlesque Presents & Performs in a Monthly political cabaret show bringing together some of NYC's Finest, Fiercest, and most Fabulous Performers!!! Come let loose and let go, as we strip all the f*ckery of the month away, and collectively create the borderless world we want and know is possible. . The world gives us bullshit we turn it into gold. Come compost with us. . Compost Bin || Thursday February 15, 2018 Starr Bar (214 Starr St. in Bushwick) || Doors 8:30pm || Showtime 9pm || Dance party 10:45pm . #herbs #herbalmedicine #herbalist #queerherbalist #plants #plantmedicine #healingjustice

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corpusritual

i’m revisiting this liberatory piece from Lisa Baird called “Not a Liability: On Trauma-Informed Care and Community Acupuncture” from The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices in Health and Healthcare edited by @zenasharman. it made me cry the first time i read it. the piece explores Lisa Baird’s experience in acupuncture school and the way she navigates choosing to be a community-based practitioner working on a sliding scale. it also roots this way of creating healing spaces in the liberation work done by The Black Panthers and The Young Lords in the 1960’s, 1970’s and beyond and how it came out of a necessity to offer trauma-informed accessible care for their communities, when structurally and institutionally they were traumatized and harmed with few healing resources. and then connects this with how inaccessible so many healing spaces are currently and how few people are willing to touch sliding scale or community-based care. . “there were no discussions at acupuncture school of structural violence, of the impacts of normalized trauma, of who becomes chronically ill and why. we were encouraged to give importance to diet and lifestyle counseling (“you can’t help someone who won’t help themselves”) with no comment on how living with the steady threat of transphobic violence, for example, might contribute to a scorching case of gastric reflux “ and “ i graduated from acupuncture school with no idea of how to make a living doing acupuncture. i know that charging my patients upwards of $50 per treatment (when it’s hoped that people come a couple times a week) would not work for me, ethically or practically. the people i wanted to treat- friends and family- would not be able to afford those rates.” . it’s a really incredible piece about how also having a trauma history, as a practitioner, and still moving through traumas aftermath while also desiring to offer care to people on a sliding scale (ie not buying into the capitalist machine or the healing industrial complex’s narrative of sliding scale practitioners just not knowing their worth or having blocks around money) does not make practitioners a liability or unhealed or blocked spiritually around money. . more below

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shadow_lux_

I'm combining my herbalist and yoga instructor businesses with one logo/name now. If you want to follow my business account where I will share about herbal projects and yoga content, find me at: @loverootswellness 😘🙏✨🌿 #hedgewitch #queerherbalist #folkmedicine #plantfriends #yogaasalifestyle #yoga #herbalism #herbalist #gay #trans #nonbinary #herbie #yogi #herbalremedies

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corpusritual

sometimes when you’re your own herbalist it takes a few weeks to be like oh! maybe i should take some time to make a blend for myself! so tonight i finally did. been feeling the winter sads/ late capitalism sads/ heart breaking sads and blooming into new sweetness joy and so i wanted a blend to hold all of that at once. i don’t take anti-depressants or any other meds for mental health any more (long story/ no judgment if you do!) and most of the time its a good choice for me but sometimes i need a little support. . so: my Trauma Heart Heal blend for the heart break and heart bloom and cooling down when my emotions get so big, reishi for connecting me to the mycelium network and for opening me (and all my organs) up to welcoming even more ease in my day to day, mimosa to remind me of the joy and then flower essences of ghost pipe, blood root, datura and a special blend from my dear friend Liz’s rooftop garden. i collected the reishi and mimosa last summer as i was moving through a lot of change and being with them rooted me down. breathing. welcoming. setting the pain beside me so i can look at it and let go of what doesn’t serve me (and prob hasn’t been for a real long time). excited to have a little anchor in the last bit of the dark winter months. . #queerherbalist #heartbreak #heartbloom #depression #anxiety #trauma #plantmedicine #herbs #herbalist #herbalmedicine #ghostpipe #mimosa #reishi #bloodroot #rose #motherwort #hawthorn #floweressences

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corpusritual

hi & welcome pt. 2! i started working with plants as medicine, consciously, 6 years ago but my love for them dates back to being a kid. my mom had a huge herb (and other plants) garden, just like how her parents had huge gardens, and each spring she let my siblings and i plant a “kids garden”. i remember picking out things like bleeding hearts and strawberries and snapdragons and spending so much time watching them grow. when i was about 31 i had kidney stones for a month, and no health insurance or painkillers (except for a few gifted from a dear friend). i decided i wanted to take my health into my own hands and so i started taking tinctures. it felt so amazing and from there i started making them! i remember the early days, feeling like there was so much to learn and i was worried that it would take a lifetime to be able to be an herbalist for other people. and that’s kind of true! i don’t imagine i’ll ever stop learning but i have become more confident in what i do know and what i can offer. after ending my 10 year relationship with anti-depressants/ anti-anxiety meds/ mood stabilizers 3.5 years ago (largely due to working with the plant medicine & psychedelic iboga... but this medicine carries major health risks so don’t try without skilled facilitators), since i’ve been using plants to support my lifelong struggles with complex PTSD, depression and anxiety. . herbs are an incredibly powerful way to connect to care for ourselves and they are super effective. they’ve literally been used by every culture and tradition for thousands of years. having a couple plant allies can deeply impact your life. . i really feel most alive talking to plants in the woods and plants have been my primary way for connecting to myself. i love helping to connect people to plant allies in a non-pathologizing, non-gender essentialist way. meaning you can bring your full self and full experience to me and we can find some friends for you. there’s about a thousand more things i could say about plants and what they offer but i’ll stop there. . i offer sliding scale consultations and lots of remedies on my website. and feel free to send me a DM with questions!

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shadow_lux_

New bedroom selfie. So much unpacking on every level. I love the house but I'm ready for things to settle. #gaysofinstagram #hedgewitch #queerherbalist #queersofinstagram #enby #nonbinary ✨💗🏡

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corpusritual

hi new followers! i wanted to intro myself & welcome you! i’ll be posting all week about my offerings.(pt.1) . i'm Jennifer Patterson (or Jennye or Bones) & i'm a trauma & grief worker. i do this work through plants as an herbalist, through breath as a Breathwork facilitator & through words as a writer & through somatic writing workshops that i offer across the country & online. . as a survivor of multiple forms of violence beginning in my childhood & reaching through adulthood, i know how hard it can be to connect to our bodies AND i know how necessary & revolutionary it is when we are able to or find the places and people that hold space so we can. i want to be that person for you! . i'm also queer & know that queer, trans & nonbinary people are often left without a lot of supportive places to heal. so again, i'm here for you! . i offer herbal consultations (you can be located anywhere), herbal remedies, 1-on-1 Breathwork sessions (in person in NYC or virtual), small group Breathwork sessions & somatic writing workshops. links to all of these things are in my profile but don't hesitate to send me a message or email with any questions. . i also edited an anthology called "Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement" available on amazon & bookstores. . my work is rooted in healing justice, disability justice & harm reduction & i have so so many people who have been the backbones of this work that i look to as guides. healing work is not disconnected from politics or privilege so i'm always working to reimagine how i and Corpus Ritual are situated in the ongoing violent climate we are in. . i also believe in "healing" work (healing being the lifelong nonlinear process of engaging with the parts of ourselves that are wounded) being accessible & one of the ways i try to make my work more accessible is by offering many things on sliding scale. you can find out more about that on my website. . i also am deeply invested in psychedelic work and travel that poison path with poison medicine. it's where i've done the most healing. . this work makes me feel alive! i feel real blessed to be of service so thank you for your trust in me.

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sassafrashealingarts

🥀🌻🌸 I invite you to deepen your relationship with plant medicine in 2018 🌱 The deadline to sign up for the annual 🌲ROOTED RITUALS HERBAL MEDICINE CSH SHARE🍂from @sassafrashealingarts is Wednesday, January 31st - only 2 days away! 🗓📝📱💻 Remember that you can sign up for an individual box or for the full year. Signing up for the full year saves you some money & guarantees you a whole year of ethically, lovingly, seasonally, & ceremoniously crafted herbal medicines delivered right to your doorstep. 🌿💌🏘 Here are some examples of herbal creations my 2017 members received: 📜 Kiss It Cold Sore Balm Smooth Body Butter & Personal Lubricant Quench Botanical Facial Serum Resilient Heart Herbal Syrup Heart Soothing Elixir Restorative Winter Tea Blend The Fire (Cider) Next Time Oxymel Evergreen Shrub Deep Immunity Herbal Syrup Sweet Relief Chest & Joint Pain Balm Breathe It Out Facial Steam Seasonal Spring Herbal Vinegar Allergy Chill Pill Elixir Roses & CHocolate Aphrodisiac Elixir Protection Gem Essence Blend Bug-A-Boo Herbal Bug Repellent & 1st Aid Balm Wild Weeds Spring Herbal Syrup Love Your Lymph Tincture Violet Herbal Shrub Soothe Itch-Slaying Balm Sacred Heart Anointing Oil Resilient Heart Herbal Syrup Ground Ivy Herbal Shrub Rosehip Tincture Nourishing Nettle & Oat Tea Herbal Sunscreen Bug-A-Boo Herbal Bug Spray Lavender Oxymel Cool It Off After Sun Spray & Toner Mugwort Wand Flowers Face Steam Bring It Adaptogenic Elixir St. John's Wort / Total Solar Eclipse Flower & Astrological Essence Scorpio Astrological Bitters Elderberry Syrup with Reishi, Chaga, & Rose Ground & Glow Shimmer Spray with Rose & Fir Needle Yarrow Protection Satchel Forest Magick Herbal Salt Soak Evergreen Hydrosol & Facial Toner Mushroom Cacao Dust (Herbal Hot Chocolate) Lung Love Herbal Tincture Capricorn Astrological Bitters Body Polish Sugar + Salt Scrub Glisten Herbal Lip Scrub Repair Magick Balm Glow Herbal Lip Balm 📜 visit my website to get to my online apothecary where you can get more info & even get yourself signed up! 🎁🛍🎀 #herbalmedicne #herbalCSH #communitysupportedherbalism #herbsatyourdoorstep #slidingscalefeeherbs #supportyourlocalwitch #queerherbalist #nbherbalist

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corpusritual

so far 2018 has been reminding me that i don’t know. i can’t predict or plan. there’s always a bit of mystery. i was raised as a skeptic. my father always reminded me that no one and nothing could be trusted. i was raised to be right, argue, have the right answer. i was raised to know because knowing meant i was valuable. being right was valuable. and whatever wasn’t right was not to be believed or trusted. nothing was to be trusted except the person who was harming me. terrifying. (and yes, he was also loving me, in the ways he knew how and in ways that didn’t make him vulnerable. a hardness that protected him from feeling his own trauma.) but because of the way he treated me, i stopped talking to him 7 years ago. and no, not all things are meant to be forgiven or resolved. certainly not with someone who can’t see your humanity. . i’ve spent my entire adult life trying to unlearn these things, this orientation to living which does not bring life to much of anything. when i was young it made me righteous but it also kept me safe. kept me alive many times. i was a fierce and foul mouthed fighter, a raging and enraged burning girl. arguing meant i could prove my worth, could maybe be right, could then be loved. however when you’re arguing with someone like my father, no one wins. but i became a really good fighter. a really good disbeliever. . but i’m not interested in knowing anymore. i know the value of not knowing, of unknowing. the power in that submission. the richness. psychedelics help with the unlearning. writing helps. Breathwork helps. having relationships where exploration and curiosity is valued helps. talking to and trusting plants helps. reminding myself i don’t have to know anymore helps. . i was listening to a short interview with channeler Paul Selig and he shared a quote from Course of Miracles channeler Helen Shookman. she said “i don’t believe it but i know it’s true.” i really relate to this. so often i am in disbelief but i know it’s true anyways. so often i don’t know where the hell im going but i trust it’s the right way for me. so often all the stars and signs align and i can exhale a little. . continued in comments:::

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2

shootingstarbotanicals

Sometimes the plants are so beautiful it makes me cry... these bees are living a good life🐝! Learning about 辛夷花 (Xin Yi Hua), a relative of this gorgeous Magnolia, as an ingredient for remedies to treat sinus conditions #inlovewithflowers #queerherbalist

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corpusritual

i finally got my S I M P L E S listed on my website. a simple is just a single herb (and in this case, in vodka) many of which i made this past summer as i was traveling around between Vermont and Pennsylvania hanging with so many plants. a simple is a good way to try a plant out without the influence of other plants that are in blends and formulas. take a peek and if you aren’t quite sure what could be helpful, send me a DM and i can give a little guidance! . link to remedies and shop in profile. . #plantmedicine #herbalmedicine #herbs #plants #herbalist #queerherbalist #folkherbalist #queer #trans #LGBTQ #healing #healingwork #healingjustice #witch

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queerswhofarm

Sweet collaboration of a #queerfarmer and a #queerherbalist Thanks @kingandkingranch! . Tag or DM to share your #queerswhofarm collaborations! . . “It's a good day for tea, it's finally raining in Fillmore! 💦 In all of #VenturaCo ! ☔️ So welcome after all the #thomasfire trauma. Now we're worried about mudslides though. Not for our farm, but a lot of our friends and neighbors. @mythic_mama and I started putting together this #tea during the first few days of the fire, with the advice of @catalystcommunityherbals, to share with our #community. It felt like something we could do in the face of our helplessness. 🌼🌱Post-fire resilience tea 🌿🌹 #Lemonbalm and #lavender to soothe anxiety #Rose for emotional heart support #Horehound and #calendula for lung support #Mint to help with digestion #Elderflower to support immunity All ingredients were grown or #foraged with love here at #kingandkingranch. DM me if you live locally and want me to send you some. #herbalism #communitysupport #queerfarmers #queerswhofarm #queerherbalism #herbfarmer #flowerfarmer #wildcraft

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riseupgoodwitch

Oh my sweet beautiful rotting Victorian home in downtown eureka! Enjoying my plants and the gemstones I acquired on my road trip through arizona. And before I distill and bottle new herbal magic I made a mezcal tonic- mezcal bought from the family who made it in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, with Garden grown mugwort, peppermint, valerian root, and blue sage.. foraged juniper leaves from Sedona and white sage from Oregon. Thanks plants, for humbling me with your magic! 🔮💕 . . Coming back to this damp weather means scrubbing the white mildew film off of furniture and walls with vinegar, and my body and lungs absorb the fog. Aching joints and wheezing lungs. The first lung tonic I made was with just peppermint and lobelia, and the menthol feeling makes my respiratory track open, inviting new air in! Unfortunately to more damp musty air. In the desert the heat makes us tired dehydrated and weak, and the pnw makes us achy and wheezy and depressed. Which is why our bodies use plant medicine to heal and adapt. . . #herbalism #queerherbalist #witchesofinstagram #medicinemaking #mezcal #mugwort #herbalmagic #greenwitch #gardenwitch #magicmakers #herbalistsofinstagram #plantmagic #sage #respiratoryhealth #healersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #foraging #wildcrafting #pnwgardening

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riseupgoodwitch

Foraging juniper in Sedona. Feeling at peace, so stoked to soon make lots more medicine for 2018 . . #herbalist #herbalmagic #sedonaaz #desertmagic #plantsofinstagram #juniper #plantsasmedicine #queerherbalist #plantlove #witchesofinstagram #greenwitch #wildcrafting #makingmedicine

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corpusritual

grateful for the flurry of Corpus Ritual remedy orders that 2018 has brought my way. and consultations too! i love doing consultations with people because it means we get to dig a little deeper and find out what might be best for you, herb-wise, and then i mail you some remedies to try. they are also sliding scale! . and come next week the remedies at @brooklynopenacupuncture will be all stocked up! . #herbs #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine #herbalist #queerherbalist #plantmedicine #healingwork #slidingscale #lgbtq #queer #trans #traumainformed #healingjustice

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queerswhofarm

What medicine are you making these days? Tag @queerswhofarm to share! Thanks @shootingstarbotanicals for the pic and the fennel inspiration 💜 ・・・ When your medicine is bigger than your head! Much love to Fennel, for always being a hardy friend. So easy to grow, great for warming up the digestion to relieve gas and bloating. An important homegrown ingredient in my Bitters formula, I love watching Swallowtail Butterflies make a home on the Fennel stalks. Thank you @ycarrillo4, @of_knee and Terry for helping me make medicine! * * * #herbalism #queerherbalist #urbangarden #queerfarmer #growyourownmedicine #fennel

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riseupgoodwitch

Hey y’all, I’m opening the shop a few days early, and this is because I’m slowly easing off of etsy just after 2 months. I didn’t realize the seller fees were so high & im in the processing of setting up an independent store. . . I announce this now because once I open the new shop, almost all prices will increase. This is for a few reasons. One, that although I hate capitalism, I live in capitalism, and as a person who is not independently wealthy, and who is in a considerable amount of debt, I need to support myself. Right now my tinctures are very inexpensive compared to others on the market, and I have been very generous with gifting and trades. I want to continue gifting and trading, but my medicine is mostly wild crafted and Garden grown and made in small batches. I put tons of love and energy into them. The second big reason I am increasing prices I’d like to to start donating 10% of profits to social justice & equity projects. Also, I am a human with a long history of burn out, poor boundaries with committing myself to other people’s work, and mental health issues which have prevented me from being sustainable in my work, art and activism. In order for me to keep creating I really need to look at my work as a creator and value myself more. I want to keep my creations financially accessible because I believe in community healing for all, but in order to do this I need keep my self care on point. . . So, all that said, I’m still working on setting up a support community for lady/queer/nb herbalists, putting together workshop proposals and planning for the next podcast ( probably not til the end of the month) . . If you do decide to order from the etsy shop, orders will be mailed before or by January 15th. After that, I’ll be launching my new store. Thanks for all yr support y’all, STAY GOLD!! . . #protectyourmagic #witchesofinstagram #etsyseller #etsyshop #riseupgoodwitch #tinctures #herbalmedicine #herbalmagic #plantmagic #plantsaremedicine #herbalist #queerherbalist #makersgonnamake #makersofinstagram #magicalherbalism #healwithplants #witchcraft #wildcrafted #greenwitch #gardenwitch

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loverootswellness

Busy week! Making a digestive bitters blend, a sore muscle salve, heart health tincture, fire cider (not shown here) and a couple simple tinctures for personal use. Progress on my website, new label design done and business cards ready to print. Feeling good about the new year already 😊✨🙌🌿🌼 #hedgewitch #hedgewitchesofinstagram #herbalism #herbalist #queerherbalist #folkmedicine #naturalhealth #plantmedicine #plantpower

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loverootswellness

Working on a heart blend for the Florida Herbal Conference coming up ❤️✨🌿🌙🌼 #floridaherbalist #hedgewitch #herbalism #flowerpower #herbalist #queerherbalist #folkmedicine #plantmedicine #heartmedicine

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queerswhofarm

Keep on sharing your #newyears reflections, #queerswhofarm ! Thanks @shootingstarbotanicals for this sweet shot . . Tag @queerswhofarm to share a bit of your story with us! ・・・ Bringing in 2018 with soil under my nails, planting poppy seeds to sow dreams of community power & resistance... Wishing you sweet beginnings 💚🌿 #queerherbalist #gardennerd

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shootingstarbotanicals

Bringing in 2018 with soil under my nails, planting poppy seeds to sow dreams of community power & resistance... Wishing you sweet beginnings 💚🌿 #queerherbalist #gardennerd

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bluejaguarlove

Moving is a multi-headed beast — one offers sweetness and another just spits into my eyes and another just licks its lips and laughs up at the stars. It is opening me up to all the feels and all the waves of comings + goings / beginnings + endings / expansions + contractions. Ive been wrapping my tender heart in squishy swaths of self-care and chosen family love. In the midst of all of that, my body has succumbed to a winter cold... it is both beautiful and overwhelming. All at the same time. My partner @tacit37 and I are moving homes this holiday season, moving out of a home we have lived in together for 5 years, me for 3 more before that — moving out of a home that has been such a powerful and healing community space for so many others over the years. We leave East Hollywood next weekend to begin the next chapter in our lives + spiritual practices together and will be calling Boyle Heights home as of Jan 1. We both grew up in LA / Southern California— my partner grew up further east in El Monte, and me, a bit further south in Orange County. Building home and community here — honoring our shared histories and the ancestors of this land — is deeply important to who we are and how we live. This is a photo of our little Spider, in our new backyard. In all the ways, this new space is welcoming our hearts home. #queerhealer #queerherbalist #qtpoclove #lanative #spiritualgrowth #plantmedicine #animalmedicine #newbeginnings #wintersolstice #letgo #cyclesoflife #newhome #howdidweaccumulatesomuchstuff

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bodyposiyogi

YAAASSS! 🔮👏💕✊ #Repost @riseupgoodwitch (@get_repost) ・・・ #fbf . . Happy Friday. Envision a just world witches. Envision a nonhierarchical world where we can help each other out, love and support one another. Envision holistic accountability, envision stepping up and moving forward. Now let’s make it happen! . . . #witchesofinstagram #witchesofig #feminist #socialjustice #intersectionalfeminism #blacklivesmatter #nohumanbeingisillegal #communitybuilding #anticapitalist #genderfluidity #radicalwitches #nobannowall #endwhitesilence #magicalworld #riseup #endpatriarchy #fuckwhitesupremacy #feministwitch #anarchafeminism #femmemagic #healing #solidarity #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #thepersonalispolitical #queerwitch #radicalherbalist #queerherbalist

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riseupgoodwitch

#fbf . . Happy Friday. Envision a just world witches. Envision a nonhierarchical world where we can help each other out, love and support one another. Envision holistic accountability, envision stepping up and moving forward. Now let’s make it happen! . . . #witchesofinstagram #witchesofig #feminist #socialjustice #intersectionalfeminism #blacklivesmatter #nohumanbeingisillegal #communitybuilding #anticapitalist #genderfluidity #radicalwitches #nobannowall #endwhitesilence #magicalworld #riseup #endpatriarchy #fuckwhitesupremacy #feministwitch #anarchafeminism #femmemagic #healing #solidarity #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #thepersonalispolitical #queerwitch #radicalherbalist #queerherbalist

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_loudrose_

🎁JAM•HAW WINTER SOLSTICE BOX PRE-ORDERING IZ NOW A THING! 🎁 (*limited supply, 10 boxes total, be sure to grab yours!*) they are sliding scale $50-70 before shipping and delivery. Pick up in New Orleans is available too. The boxes will be available for pick up, delivery, and 2 day shipping on 12/19 ***TO PRE ORDER YOURS & FOR MORE DETAILS: check out the link in bio! each item is handcrafted in small batches with intention and majik. #herbalism #wintersolstice #supportblackbusiness #supportblackhealers #carepackage #tea #tincture #oxymel #gift #selfcare #blackqueerherbalist #queerblackherbalist #blackqueermagic #cordial #rose #rosemary #coconutoil #herbwitch #jamhaw #plantmedicine #blackherbalist #queerherbalist #floralarrangement #eucalyptus #lavender

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riseupgoodwitch

Herbal Magic essenced oils- 🌠 shop update 🔮 I have updated the quantities of the topical oils I made- now they are available in a 10ml roll-on for $5. (Or a 2oz bottle for $15) . . Not tryin to brag but this shit is MAGICAL. The calendula/rose petal/cinnamon bark oil is essenced with cinnamon and rose essential oil. I made it for inflammation but I gind myself stopping to use it when life is feeling burdensome. The second is infused with strawberry leaf, rosemary, and lavender, essenced with bergamot and wild orange. I made it to uplift the mood, but I think either one could do this. . . I feel so amazed everyday with what plants offer me, and create through me. To purchase, go to link in profile ⭐️ . . #witchesofinstagram #herbalist #herbalmagic #plantsarehealing #queerherbalist #magic #magicmakers #greenwitch #gardenmagic #herballove #gardenwitch #magicpotion #asabovesobelow #magicalherbalism

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loverootswellness

Finally finished making my latest wound and skin care salve! This one has pine resin, evening primrose, goldenrod, bergamot EO, bees wax and avocado oil in it ✨😍☀️🌲 Excellent for a variety of skin issues: bruising, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, minor cuts and scrapes, abscess, bug bites, bee stings and more. #herbalism #herbalist #plantremedies #folkmedicine #folkremedy #naturalremedies #salve #queerherbalist #hedgewitch #herbalsalve #plantsarefriends

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shadow_lux_

#Repost @loverootsapothecary ・・・ My sick child wouldn't take her herbal cough syrup after the first couple doses so I got sneaky and made it into gummies 😂 She loves them and has been taking them no problem since 😉✨🌿 #herbalism #herbalist #plantremedies #folkmedicine #naturalremedies #hedgewitch #queerherbalist

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