I am so glad you found your way here. I created this site with the intent of offering an information and research center for natural healing and wellness. I invite you to peruse the site and its (slowly) growing cache of articles and resources. EveryWiseWoman has been many years in the making and I am excited to share my knowledge and remedies. I hope to provide content and remedies that bless, encourage and inspire you.
The Learn section provides lessons and information regarding various aspects of holistic health and natural living, such as Herbs, Real Food, Birth, etc. The Links and Library sections are website, book and other media recommendations intended to build your knowledge base. You can purchase EveryWiseWoman Herbal products in the Shop, and read health information snippets in the Did You Know journal. And please visit my external blog, Radically Natural Living.
The historical tradition of the Wise Woman embraces various facets of health and life; the concept and practice means different things to different people. From the beginning of human culture, wisdom has been a valued, even cherished, trait. I view wisdom as an absolutely necessary attribute in our human experience. It makes the difference between ignorance and enlightenment, enabling us to decide rightly and live well. Particularly in the healing arts, we must be wise in learning and applying real medicine, and always do no harm with our remedies.
The Bible's book of Proverbs tells us that "Every wise woman buildeth her house, but the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands." This compels my thinking about who a wise woman is and what she should do. The idea of building one's house includes the nurture and direction of those in your care. A wise woman seeks knowledge and skills in health and wellness, encompassing all areas of life, which enable her to nourish, support and heal those within her family and her community. We are the natural caretakers; we have been given a beautiful and critical responsibility. Though they are oft subverted and disparaged, the skills of healing, midwifery and nutrition are not wholly hidden. As we diligently seek wisdom and knowledge, we can help to revive these arts and return them to a prominent place in our culture.
It is my belief, which drives my mission here, that every person is responsible for his/her own health, and that we are obligated, by our Natural Rights, to care for ourselves and step outside the system of dictatorial regulation. I feel it is crucial that we question conventional thinking and coercion and stop relying solely on "elite experts" (ie the conventional medical system and food system) and government agents to tell us what to think and do. It is only as we learn, gain wisdom, and apply knowledge that we can be truly well. We must desire to thrive, not merely survive. We can thrive and adroitly guide the health and well-being of our families.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5
The fundamental question is why do people obey a government. The answer is that they tend to enslave themselves, to let themselves be governed by tyrants. Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support. -- Etienne de La Boetie, The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude (1552-53)
Who am I?
I typically oppose and regularly disparage labels, but here we go!
Homeschooling, "crunchy" natural mama, outside-the-box Christian, community herbalist, nutritional consultant, home waterbirth advocate, midwifery student.
Anti-establishment activist, contrarian, Higher Law "revolutionary," voluntaryist, conservationist.
Promoter of autodidactic, home-based and apprentice-based learning. I deeply desire to foster within my children a passion for learning. I believe children are unique, innately creative individuals ill-suited for a "one-size-fits-all" institutional education.
(Former) professional journalist, writer, freelance editor; lover of: English literature and artistic children's books; photography; Celtic and Japanese music, art and culture; color; handcrafted (free trade) artisan works; gourmet real-food cooking and traditional baking; holistic healing.
Passionate about truth, real medicine, real food, real birth, real freedom.
Liberty is the natural condition of the people. Servitude, however, is fostered when people are raised in subjection. People are trained to adore rulers. While freedom is forgotten by many, there are always some who will never submit. If things are to change, one must realize the extent to which the foundation of tyranny lies in the vast networks of corrupted people with an interest in maintaining tyranny. -- Etienne de La Boetie, The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude (1552-53)
Seek wisdom, gain understanding; question convention, and Be Truly Well!