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Roses are a sensuous delight, but they also have many healing gifts. In this episode, Rebecca Altman and I discuss the very special gift roses have for reconnecting us with our core selves, even when we’re feeling tense and stressed. We also discuss the physical health benefits of rosehips and you’ll receive Rebecca’s rosehip liqueur recipe.
Rebecca loves connecting people to the earth, to plants, to each other, and to themselves. The underlying purpose behind all of her work is to help people remember the wholeness of their being.
I have started to think of rose as a plant that reconnects us with our heart, with the heart of who we are. And it sort of relaxes the parts of us that we hold so tightly that prevent us from reconnecting with our heart selves. The reason, I think, that it often brings such a deep emotional reaction is that what people are feeling is themselves.
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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Healand co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.