herb·​al·​ism | \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌli-zəm \

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Daily activities include: yoga, mini spa treatments, forest bathing, spa luncheons, herbalism, wellness discussions, and more. Micaela English, Town & Country, "8 Winter Wellness Retreats To Reset Your Body And Mind," 10 Nov. 2017 Cordial Organics was founded by Desi McKinnon, a graphic designer with a passion for herbalism, and Shelly Phegley, a business manager and mother of three who authored The Book of Questions for New Parents. Martine Thompson, Bon Appetit, "This CBD Tincture Makes Me Super Productive… In a Chill Way," 12 Apr. 2018 Cannabis coming on the scene is a reemerging of herbalism back into our culture. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Ex-Dolphin Ricky Williams launches marijuana brand," 20 Mar. 2018 The protagonists of Comyns’s books are evident alter egos, skilled in cunning lore, herbalism and potions, traditionally viewed as domestic, female arts. Marina Warner, New York Times, "Evil Stepmother, Reimagined," 2 Feb. 2018 For me, herbalism is about changing my relationship to my body. Jenna Wortham, The Cut, "Herbalism Started As a Hobby But Became Much More," 9 Jan. 2018 Asheville has a lot of herbal rock stars, so classes on herbalism always sell out. Ashlea Halpern, Bon Appetit, "The Real-World Etsy Shop For All Your DIY Needs," 24 Apr. 2017 Campers can also sign up for apprenticeships that will guarantee them jobs in Brooklyn, Portland, OR, and Topanga Canyon after graduation, including ceramics, herbalism, bread crew, and meeting facilitation. Christine Muhlke, Bon Appetit, "12 Foodie Summer Camps for Mini Mario Batalis," 25 May 2017 Often, people in the past who practiced things like magic, herbalism, and healing didn't call themselves witches, as the term was seen as pejorative. Sarah Lyons, Teen Vogue, "Why Using Witches as Pop Cultural Shorthand for “Feminism” Is Problematic," 13 Oct. 2017

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herb·​al·​ism | \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌliz-əm \

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