Nature is Magical
If you’ve ever watched a gorgeous sunset, walked through a thriving forest, or really looked at a flower; you know what I’m talking about.
The Earth supports us.
The sunshine nourishes us.
The plants heal us.
The only problem? We forgot.
As time has gone on and capitalism has boomed, we’ve created a culture that takes us out of our bodies and knowing and throws us into a world that makes you feel like you’re never quite enough and the only way to feel better is spend a ton of money on whatever is being marketed.
But good news: That’s shifting.
We’re calling it out. We’re noticing what’s happening. And we’re coming back to actually nourishing ourselves instead of constantly throwing bandaids on our symptoms. I see this every day in my shop when people come in; they’re curious about natural healing and their seeking remedies to their challenges (stress, infertility, exhaustion, digestion, period pain, and so on) because they’re sick and tired of taking multiple medications and really starting to question what is right for them.
Hellos, I’m Colleen O’Bryant, Founder of Wild Roots Apothecary and I’m so glad you’re here.
You see, it’s no coincidence that you’ve landed on this page today. It’s part of your journey and if you’re willing to lean in and get curious, I can assure you there’s something here for you.
Whether you’ve landed here because your neighbor told you elderberry syrup is better than the flu shot or because you’ve been working on healing yourself for years and are ready to dip your toe in Western Herbalism, we’ve got you.
Truth time: I used to be an insurance agent. (Spoiler alert: this did NOT light me up.) When I got pregnant with my son in 2008, things shifted. I started studying holistic nutrition and as they introduced more and more herbs, my curiosity peaked. I had always been a gardener and I loved that idea that I could grow my own medicine. I enrolled in a Western Herbalism course, began working with my mentor, and through a series of divinely time events, I opened up a brick and mortar and have been introducing and guiding people to and through the healing power of plants ever since.
I’ve seen people come off long term medications.
I’ve supported people in healing diseases in their bodies.
I’ve witnessed people end chronic pain, lose weight, and most importantly feel like themselves again.
All with plants.
You see, plants are magic. Using them to heal is an ancient art and if you’re willing to lean in, they will support you (and so will I.)
So, are you ready for some plant magic of your own?
"Working with Colleen has been very rewarding. I came to her struggling to manage the effects of menopause and the life changes it inspires. She has approached my needs from a heart-centered place that takes into account the full span of my life experiences and well being."
"Colleen gave me a fresh perspective on healing my body by using the right whole plants instead of jumping from fad to fad. I had been struggling with a stressful career and my chronic pain for years, and, while I knew I needed to make a change, I didn't know where to begin."
"Through Colleen I was reminded of the innate wisdom and support that our Earth offers us. She attentively listened to me, and carefully selected plants and herbs that would aid in my healing. She guided me throughout the process, and taught me lasting tips on how to incorporate the herbs in my everyday life. Colleen is a bright light; her authenticity, knowledge, and soul shines through"