A place for the modern day Wise Woman.
What image comes to mind when you think of a Wise Woman?
An old, wrinkled lady bent over the stove, stirring the contents of a cauldron?
A woman with long, flowing hair wearing a headpiece made of fresh flowers, dancing in a meadow?
Some other variation of either hippie or witch?
I’ve encountered many wise women over the years. From my Mexican grandmother to the Bible study leader to the Bohemian healer.
If I’ve learned anything it’s the call to be the wise woman is strong is so many of today’s women, regardless of how they look or what they believe. And many of them are hesitant to step into that role because they don’t see themselves as the “typical” wise woman.
You don’t have to be a witch to be a wise woman (though you might be called one – you get used to it). And if you are, I’m not judging.
This world needs more wise women.
Of all kinds. The fact that the term wise woman makes people think of witches, tells me that people need to see more examples of what a wise woman really is.
And really, why is that a bad thing?
Here are the characteristics of the wise woman that I’ve witnessed over the years:
- She’s a nurturer. Period. Relationships are at the heart of all she does.
- She favors natural remedies and will often turn to plants for medicine.
- She loves food and uses it to nourish, heal and connect with others.
- She adores hospitality and hers is a home that people love to visit.
- She values simplicity. In how she spends her money, in her possessions, in how she spends her time.
- She’s fond of kitchen witchery. Healing happens in the kitchen and you can often find her there
mixing up something soothing.
- She takes care of herself because she understands that one cannot serve from an empty vessel.
Does that sound familiar?
If you’re still reading, chances are you’ve felt that tug. When you hear the term, “Wise Woman,” something lights up inside.
You want that to be you.
That is you.
Tiny Apothecary is a gathering place for wise women.
It’s a place where you’ll find how-tos, tips and encouragement for your journey. You’ll find posts on:
- Kitchen Witchery (natural remedies, natural skincare, herbal cookery)
You are welcome if you are a Christian, Wiccan or Atheist. This is a judgment free zone. This is a place for love and respect and growing as a Wise Woman.
Every wise woman needs an herbal apothecary
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- Natural remedy cheat sheet
- Quick tutorials
- Tips on the best places to find said ingredients
I’ve always wanted to be a healer.
You see, I come from a long line of natural healers.
My Grandma was even the midwife in my dad’s little Mexican village and knew how to use plants and food to nurture her family.
It’s in my blood.
I’ve encountered so many other women on my journey who also feel the call to be the Wise Woman.
They want to be that woman who nurtures and heals her family and teaches other women how to do the same. The woman who encourages others to learn and experiment but is always available as a resource.
The woman who whips up a remedy or pours a cup of tea or lends a listening ear to the friend in need.
That woman is in all of us. It’s time to help her step forward.
Thanks so much for joining me,
“As I read your words, I felt like I was listening to a friend…one that thinks like I do, and understands my life. I have always been a “simplify” kind of girl, but feel so overwhelmed at times. I love your approach to simplify life and taking the hard things back to the basics.”
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One last thing …
I’m so grateful that you’ve stopped by and I’d love to know how I can serve you better. If you’d like, would you please let me know what questions you have when it comes to natural living?