Jan 4, 2023
I know the beginning of the year is when a lot of us take a step back and look at our lives from a greater perspective. Perhaps we're looking back on the past year and thinking about what we'd like to change or do differently...
... Or we're looking forward and planning out how we want our lives to look and resolving to make it that way.
Hopefully as an herbalist, you're thinking about your plant path as well, and considering how you plan on taking your understanding of herbalism, people and plants to the next level so you can be a better practitioner.
The way I see it, there's so much to learn as an herbalist that it never really ends. The pathway to herbal mastery is to always be a lifelong student. But sometimes it can be hard to know how to get there or where we need to focus our studies and practice.
This very special audio was an issue of Materia Medica Monthly from a few years ago. But I think it's so relevant to herbalists around this time of year I wanted to share it with you too.
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