Today I had to take an emergency trip to my dentist because my permanent retainer, which has been annoying me for literally 20 years, finally came loose and they finally agreed to take it off. I've, not joking, been asking them to do this for the last five years and they always politely turn me down. Anyway, I'm bringing this back to herbalism, hold on.

So the hygenist asks me what I'm doing today, I tell her I have to prepare for some classes, etc, and we get to talking about what I do. She tells me that she has always wanted to learn more about herbs but she hasn't really known how to get started. And I was like, "FUNNY YOU SHOULD SAY SO, THAT'S MY LIFE'S WORK." I invited her and her two year old to my upcoming class and I hope they come. [Read more]

But it was a good reminder of why we are doing what we are doing here at The Medicine Chest. We want to help people who have a vague sense that plants are part of them, helpful, and woven into their souls and the souls of their ancestors (my dental hygenist didn't take it here, but you know what I'm talking about)--we want to give those people a way to learn this medicine. How to make this medicine. And if you don't have the time to or interest in making the medicine, how to support the hard working medicine makers who are doing it for you. That's why we do what we do.

We've got a lot of classes coming up this Fall to continue our mission. Check it out.