“He who has begun is half done.” -Horace Every day, I am reminded of the need for healthier eating habits and easier ways to improve my health and life. As I look in the mirror, an older woman stares back in my reflection. An older woman with wrinkles, gray hair and a body that definitely … More A Healthier Way to Age
The Simple Heart of Life herb shop (1486 Turkey Farm Road, Bluffs, Illinois), offers hands-on herbal workshops the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Our unique herbal projects are geared towards every skill level; from the beginner to the herbal expert. If interested in participating in a workshop, please post a message below, call … More Our Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule Herbal Favorites
When my nieces were younger, they used to love to play hide and seek. As a doting aunt, I frequently spent time with them playing their favorite games. To this day, I can vividly remember them saying, “Let’s play seek and find, Aunt Penny.” With Halloween quickly approaching, and the little ghosts and goblins set … More Seek and Find
“Jack Frost was in the garden, I saw him there at dawn. He was dancing round the bushes and prancing on the lawn.” -John P. Smeeton After a cold, crisp October night that heralded temperatures into the upper 30’s, (without frost, so far 🙂 I decided it might be a good time to share tips … More Are You Ready for Winter?
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Those of you who have been following my blog or attending workshops (at our herb shop) for any length of time know that I truly believe in the value of … More Food For the Body and Soul
“Show me your garden and I shall show you who you are.” – A. Austin Welcome Spring! Did you know that there is a world of health springing to life right outside your door? This is the best time of the year for healthy greens and herbs that can be easily added to your diet. … More Herbs and Greens for Spring