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Have a Truly Teasome* Holiday

Ania Gruca

Have a Truly Teasome* Holiday

  For those of us who love Christmas, decorating the Christmas tree can evoke the exuberant, happy, magical days of childhood. And that is perhaps why we decorate the tree—to get in touch with our childhood selves and the vibrant energy of that time. As good as happy energy is, there is something to be said for bringing in the meditative energy of tea into the festive season too. As we all know, the holidays can feel stressful and busy as we are trying to do everything—decorate the tree, buy the presents, plan the Christmas dinner, etc. But there is a simple solution...


AN INVITATION AND A MEDITATION FOR DECEMBER 2019

Ania Gruca

AN INVITATION AND A MEDITATION FOR DECEMBER 2019

Sagittarius represents abundance, truth, and knowledge; in the Tarot, it is ruled by the card Temperance.     Sagittarius is also ruled by the planet Jupiter, the planet of expansion, luck, and optimism; in the Tarot, Jupiter is ruled by the Wheel of Fortune.   Temperance asks us: “How can we work from a place of honesty and self-knowing to take actions, or inactions, that express our greatest authenticity?”   The Wheel of Fortune asks us: “How can we make the best of the changes in our lives, both desired and undesired? How can we continue to make space for...


December's Teacup of the Month

Ania Gruca

December's Teacup of the Month

Enter to Win our Tea Cup of the Month Our teacup of the month was chosen by Eddie . Read on to see why he selected this cup. When choosing a cup, I decided on this one because of the design aesthetic. I was initially drawn to the lavender, cream, and iridescent gold color, but what I think sealed it for me was the shape and its otherworldly look. The oceanic, tooth, and shell-like appearance.  Tea for me is something that was drunk in the home, but what I retain the most, in memories, are two renderings of tea-drinking: Alice in Wonderland...


A Meditation + An Invitation (Scorpio)

Ania Gruca

A Meditation + An Invitation (Scorpio)

Scorpio represents intensity, power, and egoic regeneration; In the Tarot, it is ruled by the card Death. Scorpio is also ruled by Pluto, the planet of evolution, reform, and death; in the Tarot, it is ruled by Judgement. Death asks us: “How can we better align with the process of transformation to ease the path to personal renewal? What weight needs to be let go in order to do that?” Judgment asks us: “Where are we being called to action to change our view of life for the better?”     //Photo produced by Eddie Negrón//   Refined Inner-Fire: If you are...


Meet Sarah Naciri

Ania Gruca

Meet Sarah Naciri

Community herbalist, gardener, forager, yogini and mother, Sarah Naciri has been studying medicinal plants and making plant-based herbal medicine for the past fifteen years.   Sarah’s love and interest in the natural world and the interconnectedness of all beings and life forms was present at a very young age.  Following a childhood working with her father in his gardens, compost pile, and kitchen, Sarah worked on organic farms in her late teens and early twenties and slowly began to identify and use native medicinal plants and trees.   She attended Smith College studying biology, ethnobotany and sustainable agriculture at Smith, Hampshire College...