DIY Nourishing and Protective Skin Cream

by Rachel Berry Over ten years ago I started making my own skin care, and I’ve never gone back! It is so easy, and it feels so much better — plus I avoid the chemicals that are so common in commercial products. A study by the Environmental Working Group showed that the average American woman… [Read More]

The Mechanics of Plant Communication

by Jon Oleson Western Herbalist (CH), Flower Essence Clinician, Plant Communication Guide at HAALo We all walk in mysteries. We do not know what is stirring in the atmosphere that surrounds us, nor how it is connected with our own spirit. So much is certain—that at times we can put out the feelers of our… [Read More]

Maori Healers coming to Grass Valley July 25

Coming up on July 25, 28, 29 & 30, AtaRangi Muru and her team are returning to the foothills. These extraordinary indigenous healers will offer traditional healing sessions in Nevada City. Also! They will lead a weekend workshop on Traditional and Ancestral Maori Healing Arts: The “Healing the Healer” workshop will be held July 26 &… [Read More]

MDB Returns: Art Walk + Mercury Retrograde

Has ze Madame Doktor Belladonna gone soft? Whatever has happened to tickle her pickle, we caught her during a moment of lightness a few days after her birthday. Hallo Friends of ze HAALo! This is ze Madame Doktor Belladonna. I’m speaking to you after being absent for a long time. Well I’ve been round but… [Read More]

Featured Artist for May 2 Art Walk: Hillary Mendoza

Vetch Tear, by Hillary Mendoza   Local artist Hillary Mendoza has explored mystical landscapes and themes around meditation in her paintings. In her most recent series, she grinds herbs into homemade tempera paint and applies this concoction to canvases, painting as she channels the energy of the herbs to heal specific bodily systems. Root Chakra painting, by… [Read More]

Belly Dancers at First Friday Art Walk May 2

Each month we will feature a different artist as part of Nevada City’s First Friday Art Walks, which run May through October. We are lining up musicians, wild crafters, visual artists, and on Friday, May 2 we will have belly dancers! The troupe includes our very own Ginger Lazarus (above right), multi-talented, behind-the-scenes force of… [Read More]