Dozens of Stories, Remedies & Recipes from the Grounded Goodwife
Discover the joys of embracing an earth-friendly, natural lifestyle with this extraordinary guide. Daughter and mother coauthors Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban provide everything you need to get started, including a wide variety of recipes and remedies, historical uses of natural ingredients, and entertaining anecdotes from their time living holistically in a 1770 Connecticut farmhouse.
As the Grounded Goodwife duo, Ehris and Velya guide your journey into the green witch world, introducing you to herbal infusions, fermentation techniques, and pantry essentials. Learn the many uses of fire cider, tonics, essential oils, and collagen. Explore natural body and facial care, healthy ways to indulge in alcohol and chocolate, and recipes for relaxation. From creating an herbal sleep pillow to energy cleansing, Dare to Be a Green Witch shows you how to use nature's gifts for greater wellness.
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Ehris Urban, owner of Grounded Holistic Wellness, believes, If you're grounded, you can navigate even the bumpiest roads in peace. She grew up in a family passionate about holistic medicine. Ehris is a master herbalist and holistic nutritionist, and graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy. Additionally, Ehris is a Flower Essence Therapy practitioner. She became interested in Reiki as a teenager and attained Reiki Master certification at age 17. Ehris is also an Ingham Method reflexologist. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology and is a certified ESL teacher. Ehris enjoys beekeeping, tending her organic vegetable and herb gardens, and working in her apothecary. As Grounded Goodwife, Ehris and her mom, Velya, teach a variety of workshops and presentations at their 1770 Woodbury, Connecticut farmhouse, as well as at other venues.Velya Jancz-Urban lives her life by the adage, There is no growth without change. Zany and gregarious, she is a teacher, public speaker, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and expert on New England's colonial women. Moving into a foreclosed 1770 farmhouse ignited Velya's interest in the colonial era. She became obsessed with colonial women and created an entertainingly-informative presentation, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife. As the Grounded Goodwife duo, Velya and her daughter Ehris offer a variety of historic/holistic workshops and seminars. Velya has a few too many rescue dogs and cats, is happiest with a fresh stack of library books, loves thrift shops, and is passionate about alternative medicine. She runs an education program called How Cool Is That?! (Hands-On Science & History), and she believes that hands-on learning is for everyone. Velya and Ehris' mother/daughter memoir, How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal (Green Writers Press, May 2019), reveals how the duo were grounded, lost everything, became a powerful mother/daughter team--and better versions of themselves.