When I was out in Colorado visiting family I mistook the intensity of the sun and the heat and collapsed on the Eagle Rock Shelter Trail in the high desert in between Hotchkiss and Delta Colorado. I was fascinated by the contrast between the lushness near the Gunnison River and the desert in the Delta region and was having fun taking pictures. I had only been clear from Covid for a week, not at all ready for a hiking trip! Note to self, you are not 20 years old anymore – no more assuming you can handle it!
At any rate, a rescue off the trail, an ambulance to Delta Hospital, and recovering now for a week at home, and I’m still wiped out and exhausted. I’m told it could last for weeks – and that I had pushed my Covid recovery back by getting the heat stroke. (Not surprising by the way I feel).
This is a reminder to HYDRATE in the heat! Drink electrolytes if you plan on being out in the sun, use sunscreen, and wear a hat! Don’t do what I did and overestimate your response to the heat.
Be Careful out there!
It’s finished, complete, done.
It was a grueling two-and-a-half-month, six-class course of study on Medicinal Plants at Cornell University’s online eCornell hub. Tons of research, videos, reading, and assignments and I’m so happy I did it.
Why did I do this program just after I’d finished over five hundred hours of advanced study at the Herbal Academy? Because you can never have too much information. And the Cornell University program was an intensive and thorough study into the science of herbs and peer-reviewed literature that comes from leading-edge scientists. It also solidified in my own mind how valuable my Herbal Academy training really is and how much I’ve learned.
I’m always going to be learning, I may not always take an actual course of study, but research is learning too. I’m thrilled.
And to my husband Michael, you make this happen. I just said it would be a good addition to my education and you made it happen. I’m so grateful for you and your support!!
Oh yeah, I finished!!! Make it a great day!
~ Kathy – Hilltop Herb Woman
Today I started on the first class in the Cornell University Medicinal Plants certificate program – I’m really excited to be continuing my journey! Hopefully, after passing all six intensive classes I’ll have an actual certificate from Cornell University! Can’t wait!
We are also beginning to produce Hydrosols. I love the idea of distilled plant medicine. And there are a bunch of products that can be made from them. Look for them coming soon.
Meanwhile, Its nearly Spring, and I can’t wait – I truly am missing the glorious growing season here!