Our worth is inherent in our existence. This is my favorite mantra, and it feels especially poignant as we jump into 2019. To deepen our understanding and pleasure of that existence is up to us. We have the agency and capacity to define ourselves. I help you do that. I am Cathlin Star and I’m a holistic health coach.
Rebecca Desnos for The Nature Creative interviewing Rebecca Fisher on using botanicals to colour her soap. "The cross over between dyeing cloth with plants and using botanicals as colorants in cosmetics is so exciting! For example, the red in the soap below was made with madder which is a traditional textile dye. It’s incredible!"
Everywhere you go, the plants are holding you. They are the grandparents. The caretakers. The ones that make our lives possible. From the houses that we live in, to the fuel we pour into our cars, to the food we eat and the air we breathe. They are here for you. And every time you are rocked by a force that comes into your life overnight, stripping you of stable ground, there is a world of quiet green giants, and of tiny tendrils both, that will see you and accept the storm within you— will love you exactly as you are.
Fireweed is the queen of the clearcut. It’s the king of the forest fire. This plant is one of the most widespread in the Northern hemisphere, and one of the first to show up in any disturbed area. As if by magic, fireweed takes over, helping to green these areas again and stabilize the soil.
The technique of Breathwork is different than popular yoga pranayamas, and it is different than a seated, still, quiet meditation. It is an ancient practice that is timeless. And it's for everyone. You don’t need any experiance or have to believe in anything, but an open mind and recognition that maybe there is more, and that maybe you’re not all of your thoughts, will help you along the way.