Geeking Out About Plants at the American Herbalist’s Guild Annual Symposium

I am so excited for the American Herbalist’s Guild Annual Symposium this weekend!

Not only do I get to teach on my favorite subjects — aromatherapy and herbalism — I also get to be around other herbalists that love plants as much as I do! As I prepare for my trip and attempt to get everything completed before I leave, I am reminded that it was only a few years ago that I decided to transition from private practice to teaching. That decision solidified two years ago when I closed my practice and moved to Denver. What a ride it has been!

At last year’s AHG Symposium I still wasn’t comfortable with the move from the ocean to the mountains. I still yearned for California and hadn’t found an herbal community yet. I am happy to say that I am now fully committed to being in Colorado and have met several herbalists I can get herb geeky with. Ah! I can breathe a sigh of relief! The stress of transition has eased, and I feel at home!

Anytime we get outside our comfort zone, we experience some sort of pain. Be it physical, mental or spiritual. I can’t say enough how herbs and essential oils have helped me with all the pain mentioned. It sounds corny, but it’s true. The plants offer more than just pain relief or immune support, they gift us with messages of love, acceptance, and compassion.

If you want to learn more about herbalism or aromatherapy, check out my YouTube channel or join us there this weekend!

Photo: Robin Atherton