Rambling about Rose

Rose isn’t a very common herb in an average herbal apothecary, in that there isn’t a physical ailment with which someone might think, ‘ah, Philip has xxx, we’ll give him Rose’, as might be the case with herbs like thyme or cramp bark. Rose is very much a herb of...

My experience with autism

Before reading… This is my very personal story about living with and understanding autism. Of course everyone’s experience is different, how people find out, how their environment reacts, how they find comfort in their diagnosis and how they try to make their own...

Book review: The drama of being a child by Alice Miller

I read this book years ago, the Dutch translation of the German original and I have recently ordered this revised English version. Whatever the language, this book is extraordinary and if I had to choose one of the trauma books that made the most impression on me this...

Any herb is a herb for anxiety

I am often confused about herbalism posts or articles saying this herb for this and that herb for that, especially when it’s about emotional issues like anxiety or depression. Of course there are herbs that have uplifting properties, that are calming, grounding etc,…...