Children’s December Activities and Crafts

December is one of the most widely celebrated months of the year and certainly there is a lot of fun to be had around this time between families and their children. There are many wonderful holidays during this time with their own great traditions and of course the most well known are Christmas, Kwanzaa and … Continue reading Children’s December Activities and Crafts

How to Beat Seasonal Depression or Anxiety

  Seasonal depression or "Seasonal affective disorder" is a mood disorder subset where people generally have normal mental health and are uncharacteristically depressed during winter months or anxious during the summer months. Common symptoms in the winter are generally being more depressed and sad, overeating, having less energy and sleeping more than usual. We might … Continue reading How to Beat Seasonal Depression or Anxiety

Thanksgiving Leaf Turkey

I love making crafts with my children but especially when it involves foraging for items outdoors! This pinecone and leaf turkey is quick and easy as well as modifiable depending on what materials you have available. Materials: white paper plate scissors liquid glue (I used mod podge) *glue sticks won't work well glue gun and … Continue reading Thanksgiving Leaf Turkey

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries (Sambucus) have many medicinal properties and its many species variations have been a folk remedy for centuries all around the world. The elderberry is a large shrub that can grow between the range of 5 - 20 feet depending on growing conditions. They have deep, strong root systems and are great for keeping soil … Continue reading How to Make Elderberry Syrup

Celtic Symbolism – Healing Waters

"Any body of water is an entrance to the Otherworld, and there are numerous tales of fairy kingdoms under lakes or under the sea. People frequently made offerings to the spirits that dwelt there by throwing them into the water. Hoards of such offerings have been found in lakes and bogs, consisting of brooches, pins, … Continue reading Celtic Symbolism – Healing Waters