Sage for Sore Throats

By Crooked Bear Creek Organics

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

My grandma used to keep a cup of sage gargle by the sink every time one of us kids would get a cold or a sore throat. Little did she know that years later, science would back up her folk remedy as not only being pain-relieving but also as having anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Next time you feel a sore throat coming on, try this sage throat-gargle DIY recipe. Works like magic! Make fresh daily.

sage gargle

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Natural Approaches for Seasonal Allergies

By Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Spring has officially arrived, and with it, seasonal allergies. Roughly 35 million Americans live with seasonal allergic rhinitis, or what we commonly call hay fever. While it can occur at any time of the year, springtime is generally one of the worst seasons for allergy sufferers. Here are some natural approaches for helping curb the pesky side effects of seasonal allergies.

Seasonal Allergies

Springtime has officially arrived. The days are getting longer and warmer, and the songbirds are returning, the trees and flowers are starting to bloom. And for many, the nose starts getting stuffy, their eyes get itchy, they begin to sneeze, and their head feels congested. Roughly 35 million Americans live with seasonal allergic rhinitis, or what we commonly call hay fever. While it can occur at any time of the year, springtime is generally one of the worst seasons for allergy sufferers.

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Libra Full Moon: Keep Your Cool, Get a Fresh Start

By Krista Mitchell

Libra Full Moon Crystals: Keep Your Cool, Get a Fresh Start

The libra full moon becomes exact this Saturday March 31st at 8:36am ETThis is being viewed as a challenging moon, one that upends our sense of balance, while encouraging us to find new ways of maintaining it.

This full moon will have us looking at our relationships (including the one we have with ourselves), our needs, where we can compromise fairly, where we need to come up with new solutions to old problems.

Given the energies and influences there will be moment of anger, frustration, wanting to charge headlong into change or battle, and a whole lotta tension. The challenge is for us to face all of this with a cool head, clear mind, and open heart.

It’s an opportunity to start fresh and make some new beginnings, but it’s going to make us earn it! The more you stay focused on your highest vision, and keep putting one loving, mindful foot in front of the other, the better off you’ll be.

Head on over to my blog to read more about the planetary influences and main themes of this full moon, and the best crystals to work with at this time.

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Update on wild horses of Fort Polk and Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana

by R.T. Fitch

Straight from the Horse's Heart

We received this update on wild horses of Fort Polk and Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana from our friend Amy Hanchey of Pegasus Equine Guardian Association:

Objections Filed in Case to Project Louisiana’s Free Roaming Wild Horses

Objections to the March 9th Report and Recommendation were filed on March 23rd, 2018

Link to Objections here

Link to Report and Recommendation here

On Friday, March 9, on narrow grounds a Western District U.S. Magistrate Judge chose not to recommend that the Court stop the elimination of wild and free roaming horses at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

However the Court denied the Army’s two motions attempting to block Pegasus’s evidence on the issue and accepted the evidence on the record of the preliminary injunction.

The Magistrate Judge relied on two factors to find that harm to the plaintiff is not “irreparable”: Pegasus had…

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Astrorisa Moon Loft: Libra Full Moon (brief) Forecast 3-31-2018

By Iya Olusoga – Bisi Ade, Astrorisa Moon Forecaster

The Worm Moon / Crow Moon Time

Upcoming March 31, 2018 Full Moon in Libra (brief report)
Upcoming March 31, 2018 Full Moon in Libra (brief report)

This moon forecast range is March 31 – April 28, 2018
Saturday, March 31 2018, 08:37 AM EDT
Sun 10° Aries, in House 12
Moon 10° Libra, in House 6
Moon Aspects
Sun opposite Moon 
Moon square Saturn
Moon opposite Mercury 
Moon square Mars

Catch 22 Is Alive And Well

By Paula & Oro Cas

Catch-22:  A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

I sit looking at this document wondering how to write about the craptastic Catch-22 that has appeared in my husband’s life. My husband is one of the millions of people who suffer with chronic pain. His journey to where he is today began 35 years ago when he worked for a traveling carnival. While working to repair a ride, the clutch holding the ride’s car opposite the repairmen failed sending the cars around the track. Hubby and two other workers fell 50 feet resulting in multiple fractures and life threatening injuries. Combine those injuries with 30 years of commercial truck driving, a near fatal lightning strike resulting in damage to his nerve sheaths and joints, along with degenerative disk disease, stenosis, scoliosis, and osteoarthritis … We have a perfect storm of chronic pain.

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Food as Medicine: Dog Rose Hip (Rosa canina, Rosaceae)

By Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

The rose (Rosa spp.) hip (also sometimes written as “rosehip”) is a pseudofruit in the economically important Rosaceae family, which includes apple (Malus spp.), strawberry (Fragaria spp.), plum (Prunusspp.), and almond (Prunus spp.). The genus Rosa includes more than 100 species that have been cultivated since ancient times in a vast array of climates.1 Both rose petals and rose hips can be used in culinary and herbal preparations. Rose plants grow as shrubs and are characterized by thorny stems, compound, serrated leaves, and attractive, colorful flowers.2 Different species of roses are native to areas around the world from Europe to Japan, where they have a long history of culinary and medicinal use.3 Today, roses are cultivated commercially for ornamental and medicinal purposes in Europe and Asia, but wild varieties are also found in North and South America.

The rose hip is an aggregate…

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Antibiotics Are Killing You

by Oro Cas

Oro Cas Reflects

How many people do you know who have never taken an antibiotic in their lifetime ? Probably not very many. The fact is a large majority of people in this country and around the world have been prescribed an antibiotic at one point or another.

Would you have been willing to take that pill or injection if someone told you beforehand that there was a good chance your entire body make up would be changed ?

The lady who wrote the story I’m sharing is an incredible person with an inner strength that can only be understood by myself and others who are living with the physical effects  of this problem.

If your body seems to be breaking down quicker than normal then you will want to check Amy’s post out because she has shared a wealth of information on the subject.

This is the link to Amy’s story.  >>>

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Sacred Landscapes, Part II: Ley Lines and Old Straight Tracks

by The Druid’s Garden

The Druid's Garden

As a child, the my family’s property had what we called “the old roads”. These were  flat roads, of packed earth overgrown with brambles and grass, that were running perpendicular to the slope of the mountain.  They ran directly  north to south. Someone had made these perfectly level, with a bank on the lower side, and they went quite far.  There were two of them, an upper “road” and a “lower road” about 100 or so feet down the mountain. My father told me that they were “old roads” and he had no idea how long they had been there or where they had gone–just that they were there. We played on these old roads, walked them, built cabins on them, and thought nothing of them.  Who knows the history of these “old roads”, their straightness and alignment seeming out of place in a more modern time.

A stone circle at Sirius Ecovillage--rebuilding sacred landscape features A stone circle…

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