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December Reflections: 2018

December Reflections: 2018 | Growing Up Herbal | It’s the end of the year, and I’m pulling my year-end reflections out of my journal and sharing them with you today. Here’s what 2018 has taught me.

Happy New Years Eve, friends. If you’ve been following me for long, you’ll know I try to do what I can to live as seasonally as possible. Seeing how it’s mid-winter, I’m finding myself in this season of rest, rejuvenation, and mindfulness. I’m conserving my energy, doing things that feed my mind and soul, and trying …

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The Start Of A Budding Spring

The Start Of A Budding Spring | Growing Up Herbal | Spring is here! I’m sharing some photos of plants blooming on the mountain and how living changes from season to season.

Oh, friends! Spring is such an exciting time of the year! The birds have migrated back North and are chirping away every morning. The insects are buzzing around all day long. The plants are popping their heads out of the soil. Whether you’re an herbalist or not, Spring is an exciting time of the year! …

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Happy Easter, Friends!

Happy Easter, Friends! | Growing Up Herbal | While I don’t have a family photo (hangs head in shame), I do have a quick Easter update for you!

[Meagan – shirt & sweater: TJ Max, jeans: American Eagle, shoes: JC Penny | Dean – dress shirt and pants: Old Navy, shoes: Rackroom Shoes, belt: Target, watch: Fossil] You guys… Easter. One of the biggest holidays in the Christian church, and I let it go by without getting a family photo! Yes, I was …

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4 Things 2017 Taught Me

4 Things 2017 Taught Me | Growing Up Herbal | Being mindful and learning from our successes and failures is an important part of living. Here, I’m sharing four life lessons I learned in 2017.

As 2017 comes to a close, and I put the finishing touches on my tentative plans for 2018, I find myself reflecting on the events of the past year and thinking about lessons 2017 taught me. I wish I could say that I’ve spent the majority of the past year in a mindful state, being …

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