7 episodes

Talking about all things herbalism, homesteading, wild food, foraging, sustainability, growing your own and the off-grid life, self-sufficiency, yoga, movement, meditation and of course, community – which is why I’m here to share it with you!

Heirlooms & Herbs Chelsea Vieira

    • Health & Fitness

Talking about all things herbalism, homesteading, wild food, foraging, sustainability, growing your own and the off-grid life, self-sufficiency, yoga, movement, meditation and of course, community – which is why I’m here to share it with you!

    Regenerative Herbalism with Penelope Beaudrow

    Regenerative Herbalism with Penelope Beaudrow

    In this episode, I sat down with a dear friend and long-time teacher of mine, Penelope Beaudrow. A recognized elder, devoting over twenty-five years to helping others foster deep and resilient connections with the living intelligence of the natural world and the regenerative, healing forces of plants and the medicine they carry.  

    "Giving back is good for the soul" - Penelope Beaudrow

    We discuss: 


    Herbalism as a profession and a lifestyle
    Courses, programs & apprenticeship opportunities
    Ways to give back and pay it forward
    Endangered, native/non-native, and invasive species  

    Resources:  
    The Ginkgo Tree | Website
    Lady Slipper | A Gathering of Women and Plants


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heirloomsandherbs/message

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Storytelling Series: The Hum of the Honeybee

    Storytelling Series: The Hum of the Honeybee

    The first episode in our Storytelling Series, where we share tales read by those who wrote them. Inspiring you to go out and experience the world around you, thus creating your own stories to share. 

    In this episode, we discuss what the honeybees teach us that small actions have big impacts, and here are a few ways that you can make a difference. Remembering, that supporting the livelihood of our honeybees, supports that of our own. 


    Let your lawn go.
    I always like to start by suggesting this one, as it requires no work but goes a long way. Letting any amount of land return to the wild encourages biodiversity and increases the likelihood of wildflowers to blow in and bloom, thus giving your bees more food for their post-hibernation hungry bellies. Trust me, the bees will thank you (and in my opinion, it’s far more beautiful).
    Plant native wildflowers.
    It’s hard to argue the beauty of a meadow abundant with blooming wildflowers, so find out which are local to you, and spread those seeds! This can also be a great opportunity to plant endangered native species and support those at risk.
    Avoid spraying.
    Keeping things pesticide-free is a great way to avoid harmful chemicals, like glyphosate which wreaks havoc on the bees. Instead, opt for more organic and natural solutions!
    Support your local beekeepers.
    Smaller-scale beekeepers often have fewer demands to meet, thus more room to prioritize the health of their honeybees. This is a great way to support your local food systems and can go a long way for those suffering from seasonal allergies.
    Giving bees trees.
    Trees often get overlooked when we think about providing for the bees, but they’re a great source of nectar and provide them habitats, especially in the midst of continuous deforestation and development. Some trees, like Willows and Maples, make up some of the first food sources for them in the early days of Spring.
    Choose wisely.
    I like to say, if it comes in a squeeze bottle, it’s not the honey you want. This kind of honey is often pasteurized (a sterilization process that heats up the honey, thereby losing medicinal value) and contains fillers like corn syrup. Instead, you can look for raw, unpasteurized honey - which is both better for you, and the environment.

    Resources:

    The Lion's Tooth


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heirloomsandherbs/message

    • 7 min
    Ayurveda, Yoga, and Mindfulness with Tiffany Gardhouse

    Ayurveda, Yoga, and Mindfulness with Tiffany Gardhouse

    In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Tiffany Gardhouse where we discussed the infinite realms of yoga, mindfulness, Ayurveda, season-led eating, and ways to find balance through the everyday ebbs and flows of life. Not only is she a health, wellness, and nutrition coach, but she is also a yoga and meditation teacher, business owner, as well as, being a wife and mother of three sons. Since discovering her own yoga practice, she now inspires others to cultivate their own, weaving in meditation, holistic nutrition, season-led eating, and how you can incorporate mantras into your life, to help you be more present with your meals. She's since gone on to explore Ayurveda, one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems into her practice, where she now incorporates these modalities into her programs, classes, workshops, and retreats.
    “It's something that we need to practice every day. We have habits that here in the Western world that we think are okay, like burning ourselves out and going to work sick and all of these things and it takes practice to listen to our bodies, to slow down, and adopt these more non-conventional ways of living" - Tiffany Gardhouse.
    In this conversation we explore:

    What is Ayurveda?
    The three different doshas and their characteristics
    Ways to eat according to your dosha and the seasons
    Yoga and mindfulness

    Resources:
    Tiffany's Website - TG Wellness
    Tiffany's Favourite Dosha Quiz
    YouTube Podcast Recording 
    6 Different Tastes, Explained | Ayurveda Life School Podcast

    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heirloomsandherbs/message

    • 57 min
    Finding Your Way with Mason Hutchison

    Finding Your Way with Mason Hutchison

    In this episode, I sit down with Mason Hutchison, founder of Herb Rally, a podcast and platform connecting people from all walks of life to events and education all across the US and beyond. Previous to launching Herb Rally, he was the Events & Marketing Strategist for Mountain Rose Herbs for 11 years and has completed two herbalism apprenticeships both at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies. He now operates Herb Rally full time with his beloved wife, Amanda, where they’ve continued to expand their offerings and educational works, including their newly launched schoolhouse.

    “You really just have to jump in and do it. No matter how much fear is going through your system. I mean all of the best things in my life, have been those things where my entire heart and soul is telling me that I have to do this.” - Mason Hutchison.

    In this conversation we explore:


    The journey and behind the scenes of Herb Rally
    Becoming an entrepreneur
    Starting a herbal business
    Inspiration and actionable steps to bring your dreams to life

    Resources:

    Diving Board Poem - Shel Silverstein

    Podcast YouTube Recording

    Herb Rally Website

    Herb Rally Podcast


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heirloomsandherbs/message

    • 55 min
    Natural Beekeeping with Bella Donna

    Natural Beekeeping with Bella Donna

    In this episode, I sit down with Bella Donna; Beekeeper, Apitherapist, Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Life and Health Coach, Reiki Practitioner and Teacher. She's made it her lifelong mission to teach and inspire others to better health, with a profound faith in the natural health and healing abilities of honey and herbs. Studying with greats like her Great Grandfather, Rosemary Gladstar, Peter Bigfoot at Reevis Mountain (in the desert of north Phoenix, living off-grid and on the land for two years), and one of her favourite influencers of all, Dr. Bruce Lipton. 

    "All my life, I've done all those things, but what I really want to do is inspire people to do it themselves. I don't just want to sell honey or do healing work with aromatherapy. I want to inspire people to learn for themselves, so they can heal and then go on to teach others." - Bella Donna.

    In this conversation, we explore in-depth:


    Natural beekeeping
    Benefits of propolis 
    Different kinds of honey 
    Types of herbal infused honey
    Teaching beekeeping to a group of inmates 
    What you can do to help the bees



    Resources:

    Podcast YouTube Recording

    Bella Donna's Website - Bee Healthy 

    Michael Buch's Website - Author of The Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally 


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heirloomsandherbs/message

    • 57 min
    Herbal Medicine & Immunity

    Herbal Medicine & Immunity

    This audio was taken from a talk, "Introduction to Herbal Medicine & Immunity" hosted by Anahata Yoga from the Heart, a studio and community-centered space making yoga accessible to everyone located in Barrie, Ontario. In this episode, we discuss some of the foundations of herbal medicine, rekindling our relationship with the natural world, and the impactful ways you can incorporate herbs into your daily life to boost your immunity and overall vitality.

    Resources:

    Anahata Yoga from the Heart

    Edible & Medicinal Plants of Canada


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heirloomsandherbs/message

    • 50 min

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Scicomm Media
Jay Shetty
Lewis Howes
Rob Dial and Kast Media
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes
Peter Attia, MD