Introducing: Winter's Sister Herbals

 
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I am so pleased to finally be sharing my new business name with you! It’s been three years in the making and at long last a name came through that felt right: Winter’s Sister Herbals.

Winter is a time of mystery, of dreaming, of slowing down and turning inwards. It’s the season of soups, of hot tea, dark beers, and warming spices. It’s also the season of darkness, and of coming up against our edges, of resilience and trust.

While I love summer—I was born in the summer and it’s still my favorite season—winter is where my power lies. I find it in the dreamworld, my intuition, the soup pot. The way the trees turn back to bones, their unyielding bodies stark against glowing skies. The way the stars look on a clear night when the temperature has dropped below freezing. Alive. Invigorating.

It’s here I find the kind of creativity and self-reflection only made possible by the loneliness of a windy, snowy night.

With this name I call in the magic of winter. Of deep healing and rest, of dreaming and warm nourishment. Of invigoration. Of the bone-deep knowing: you are alive.

The drawing above was created for me by my friend and fellow plant-whisper, Julia Bollinger. It features Red & White Oak, Calendula, Yarrow, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Holy Basil. I encourage you to check out her website to see more of her art!

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