If we destroy our environment, if we toss aside our traditional knowledge and spiritual values, we cannot be well. Evelyn Coggins This year, I’ve learned about devil’s club, why being a stress-case can cause you to break out, why all those fashionable fall cleanses are not such a good idea, why the battle of the bulge … Continue reading Wellness Gathering presents Evelyn Coggins on Herbal Medicines, Nov 2, 11am
Wellness Almanac contributor Evelyn Coggins will be guiding free herb walks at Helmer’s Organic Farm during Slow Food Cycle Sunday, August 18, 2013.
‘Wellness’ denotes a state of balance and harmony. There is current evidence supporting ancient belief that human health and wellness require harmony and balance between our physical bodies, our minds, our spirits and our environment. ~ Herbs for Health and Healing, Q+A with Evelyn Coggins Introducing a brand new column from Pemberton herbalist/phytotherapist, Evelyn Coggins. … Continue reading Thoughts on Wellness: a new column from Evelyn Coggins
The Pemberton Back Country Horsemen are happy to announce the completion of a multi-use recreational trail at Mosquito Lake. This trail was the initiative of the Pemberton Valley Trails Association in collaboration with the Lil’wat Nation, Back Country Horsemen, Pemberton Off Road Cycling Association, Pemberton Lions Club, Pemberton Rotary Club, Innergex and the Squamish Lillooet … Continue reading Bless this trail. And thank the trail builders. Official opening of new Mosquito Lake trail on Sunday, August 27, noon, at the Mackenzie Basin parking lot on Pemberton Farm Road
Our photographers share their images – every weekend – wordlessly. And that’s as it should be. An offering. A moment of quiet, stillness, contemplation. For you to interpret as you will. But I couldn’t help, in the thick of flu season, but see the offerings of nature in Dave Steer’s images today, of snow-cloaked rosehips, … Continue reading The medicine you seek. Dave Steers captures snow-cloaked rosehips in the thick of flu season.
It’s taken me a few days to get to this post, because, as honoured as I am to be called out in the Best of Pemberton issue in the Pique, it also makes me want to duck my head and disappear into a nice big hole in the ground. But, when Cindy “too brilliant to … Continue reading How about Best of Pemberton 2017 becomes best of Pemby and Mt Currie?
The air is sharp and sweet with the scent of cottonwood these days. Spring has “come on” so quickly that I’ve missed the window of time for making Balm of Gilead this year but I collected the sticky remnants of the buds anyway. This wonderfully scented oil is easy to make and I like to … Continue reading Seasonal Observations: Balm of Gilead
Treat colds and coughs at home with homemade Elderberry Syrup!
I broke my toe. Toe met doorjamb. Doorjamb won. I quickly discovered my appreciation for Western medicine, the Pemberton Urgent Care facility, our local doctors, X ray technicians, nurses, and for local anaesthetic, when the little tarsal was put back in its place. And then, I renewed my appreciation for adjunct therapies, as I smeared … Continue reading Boost your wellness arsenal with natural approaches to common infections: learn more on Thursday night
#30DaysofNativePlantLove continues, with Yarrow, Qetsyu7a7lhep, chipmunk’s little tail, a not unfamiliar remedy for herbalists. Our contributor, phytotherapist Evelyn Coggins, harvests yarrow for personal use. Learn more about her passion for the healing power of this place we live in this in-depth interview.