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Serendipitous Abundance

Written by Meghan Rhodes MCPP MAPA

Feverfew is in bloom at the moment. It's a herb I have a dedicated space for in the apothecary garden, but haven't started growing yet. Despite me, it's springing up everywhere else, which is why it's so important to take notice of the land around us.

feverfew flowers on a table

Nature is always looking after us, even if we don't always look after it. And if you take the time to observe, you'll notice serendipitous abundance across the seasons and years - a cottage garden that suddenly overflows with lady's mantle when its owner needed support managing menstrual flow shortly thereafter, the prolific growth of elecampane - a classic respiratory support herb - when illness swept across the globe.

So I don't see it as a coincidence that feverfew is growing on my land as both my clients and I are navigating more frequent headaches, sensitivity to light and visual disturbance with the arrival of summer - all of which feverfew is classic for supporting.

But sometimes the herbs come first. When you pay attention to the land, you can anticipate what's coming. When life gives you abundance, be grateful and harvest it. Nature is often one step ahead of us, so it's a path worth following.


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