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What is Materre Desert? How do I prepare this Ayurvedic Herbal Blend?

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What is Materre Desert?  How do I prepare this Ayurvedic Herbal Blend?

Materre Desert is formulated with the intention to support, lubricate and soothe. Favorite Desert Preparations  One of my personal favorite ways to use it is in my coffee in the morning. Just sprinkle a decorative taste on top of your latte foam or add a teaspoon in with your coffee grounds and brew as usual. The recipe is designed to be a great start to your morning, feel soothing and lubricating to your body, and generally spice up your routine in the healthiest of ways.  Said in another way, it will lubricate your joints and intestines, making for smooth moves and...

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Wisdom of Food Forestry

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Wisdom of Food Forestry

Interview about the principles of ecosystems, forests and a melanated perspective on permaculture.   Black perspectives on regenerative agriculture. Principles of a food forest. The importance of ecology on the human mind and spirit. Reconnecting to the land.   https://www.alignwithplants.com  

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Principles of Empowerment

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Principles of Empowerment

We dive in with real applied leadership as it pertains to social movements, BLM, intersectionality, inclusivity and overall just being a good human being. Sasha is my cocreatress of Goddess Breath Blends, leads the Southern Sierra Goddex Gathering as well as her personal empowerment coaching business. She's helped a number of people see the light of their own power and continues to act as an advocate for change.    

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Grounding Into Fall Vibes

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Grounding Into Fall Vibes

If you live in the southwest, you don’t see the season change very drastically, as in, maybe leaves are changing at a slower pace or maybe the weather is still hot and dry (thanks santa anas!) or you’re still looking forward to visiting the beach for a sunset viewing session. Whether you really notice it or not, autumn is and will be here for at least another month.  So in case you missed it, here are 4 things you can do to usher in and ground in the autumnal vibration.   Prepare seasonal produce This is good for two reasons...

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Smokeable Herbs Quick Resource List +

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Smokeable Herbs Quick Resource List +

So, you wanna make your own blends? Or maybe you just want to learn how to or maybe you just want to learn more about the herbs that work well in smoke blends!  We are so grateful your found this resource list for sites and companies doing the amazing work of educating the public free of charge --   The Modern Farmer - 7 Smokable Plants You Can Grow That Aren't Marijuana Their Top Picks: Mullein, Skullcap, Coltsfoot, Mugwort, Uva-Ursi, Mint, Sage Our Blend Recommendations: Night Night , Chakra Clearing   Smokeable Herbs - An amazing site and in depth guide to all things smokeable plants Mullein, Mugwort, Damiana, Marshmallow Root, Raspberry Leaf...

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