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What Polyvagal Theory, Gemmotherapy, and Activism Have in Common

By Lauren | June 30, 2020

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment.” – Nelson Mandela Safety.  It is exactly what your emotional core longs for.  When you are safe, you can…

Honoring My Dear Friend Vivian

By Lauren | June 22, 2020

Life is too short for friends who don’t take a stand, question your intentions or ruffle your feathers. And let me tell you, Vivian Ballard always took a stand, never missed an opportunity to pose…

Gemmo Memo: Gingko

By Lauren | June 16, 2020

Gingko biloba is the one and only surviving species in the lone genus of Gingkoacea. It is nearly extinct in its native form, with the exception of some found in eastern China. The Gingko you…

Gemmo Memo: Mountain Pine

By Lauren | June 8, 2020

Pinus Montana, commonly known as Mountain Pine, is a towering evergreen native to the subalpine zones of the Pyrenees, Alps, Erzgebirge, Carpathians, northern and central Apennines, and higher Balkan Peninsula mountain ranges. It is considered…

Gemmo Memo: Silver Fir

By Lauren | June 8, 2020

Abies Alba, commonly known as Silver Fir, is a towering coniferous tree growing 130–160 ft tall at altitudes of 300–1,700 m (980–5,580 ft). It is native to the mountains of Europe, from the Pyrenees north…

Gemmo Memo: Oak

By Lauren | May 1, 2020

Quercus pedunculata or Quercus robur, commonly known as English Oak, is a species of flowering plant in the beech and oak family Fagaceae. It is native to most of Europe west of the Caucasus. The…

Gemmo Memo: Black Poplar

By Lauren | April 3, 2020

Populus nigra, commonly known as Black Poplar, is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 100’ tall in sun to part shade. It is in the same family as the Willow. This pioneer tree…

Gemmo Memo: Sea Buckthorn

By Lauren | March 29, 2020

The shrub Hippophae rhamnoides, also known as Sea Buckthorn, is a deciduous shrub native to Mongolia, Russia and Northern Europe. Unless you have traveled to those areas, it is unlikely you would encounter it unless…

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