Author Archives: Dana Tate Bailey

About Dana Tate Bailey

I am an Integrative CranioSacral therapist, Earth Medicine practitioner, and ceremonial herbalist, specializing in integrative mind-body therapies, and I work and teach at the Holistic Center in Tupelo, MS.

Bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus)

Bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus) is called by many names, including water horehound, Paul’s betony, green archangel, bitter bugleweed, Egyptian’s herb, March boneset, gypsyweed, and my personal favorite: green wolf’s foot. I first learned about bugleweed from Darrell Martin of Blue Boy … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy: Meet the Therapists

As I shared recently, I experienced a wonderful healing session with three amazing therapy horses in Moscow, TN, and I asked Jennifer and Shilo to share some interview time with me so that you could learn a bit more about … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy

I spent the most amazing afternoon with these three beautiful horses in an equine-assisted psychotherapy session. Jennifer Drabowicz and Shilo Satran have an equine-assisted psychotherapy practice in Moscow, Tennessee; and Jennifer’s three horses, Sam, Red, and Blaze, were powerful mirrors for me when we … Continue reading

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2017 Earth Medicine

I am so thrilled and delighted to bring Earth Medicine to you once again! This deep, experiential work is designed to help you develop right relationship with your own unique spirit support so that you can develop a courageous heart … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Thanks

A Prayer of Thanks Thanksgiving Address by Jake Swamp I have loved this for a long, long time, and I wanted to share this beautiful Thanksgiving Address with you. Let’s go back to honoring prayers, to gratitude prayers for all … Continue reading

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Fukit Elixir

Anxiety Ease, aka “Fukit Elixir” This bottle of “it’s all good” ambrosia is packed with gorgeous plants who have worked together to ease my anxiety episodes and strengthen my wonky nervous system. It is fondly referred to as my “Fukit Elixir”. … Continue reading

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A Message From the Ancestors

You may see yourself as alone, but we see millions of you who have the potential to band together and be the support you need in order to live your best lives. Continue reading

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Not Your Normal Distance Reiki Session

If you are at all familiar with Reiki, you know that it is a beautiful, gentle healing energy that, when sent to a willing recipient, goes exactly where it needs to go in order to bring balance and healing to all aspects … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Community

The LGBTQ community in Mississippi (and anywhere that my internet connection can reach) has allies at the Holistic Center in Tupelo, MS. I have worked closely with this community for many years, and I feel that it’s past time to … Continue reading

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Working with Sacred Smoke

Smudge sticks or smudge wands are bundles of herbs that are traditionally burned during ceremony or for purification purposes. I also use smudge sticks and other types of incense/smudge to Cleanse and bless homes, Clear imprint energy in a space, … Continue reading

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Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis, Family: Lamiaceae Lemon balm, or Melissa officinalis, is a member of the mint family. This lemon scented, square-stemmed plant is one of my very favorite herbal allies for nervous stomach and gut lining repair, as a gentle nervine (relaxes … Continue reading

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Who Holds Your Power?

Relationship begins with the YOU that you bring to it. Continue reading

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Dana and Her Boo

Boo and Me: an ongoing saga January 2013 – May 2016 Me: Uh, Boo, I think you tilled my comfrey up. Jack: Oh, damn. I’m sorry. Me: That’s okay. Expect it to be all over the place now. *bwahahahaaaaaaaaaa* Me: … Continue reading

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Rain, Worms and Politics

Each time a hard rain comes, I can count on two things: lots of usnea on the ground and many worms struggling to survive in my carport. We’ll visit the medicine of usnea another day; today I want to explore … Continue reading

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Interview with Tumbleweed Apothecary!

Strong Women: Dana Bailey – Herbalism, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Reiki Let’s talk about earth medicine in the deep South; how the dense, verdant air moves and shifts, how history survives among the living, and the people whose roots hold tight … Continue reading

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Earth Medicine History

Earth Medicine History, Purpose and Teachers Back in 2008 I was facilitating small workshops that I called “Earth Ways” short courses. One workshop was called “Connecting with Place”, one was on “Tree Spirit Medicine”, I had a class on “Animal … Continue reading

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Final Call for Earth Medicine Carriers!

I am so thrilled to begin our Earth Medicine 6-month Online Intensive again! Starting tomorrow, December 1st, we will learn how to connect, honor and develop right relationship with all of our relations; plant, animal, mineral, tree, mountain, etc., and we … Continue reading

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Authentic Conversations

I’m really big on authentic conversations. Conversations that can change our perspectives. Conversations that help us expand our awareness. What I’m not big on, however, is using these conversations as a platform for driving another person’s “list” to your website. … Continue reading

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Blue Boy Herbs and Dana Bailey Event!

Come join Darrell Martin with Blue Boy Herbs and Dana Bailey with Southern Herbalist :: Sacred Hoop Herbals for a fun day of herbal teaching and CranioSacral therapy basics! Herbal class topic: “Liver and Digestive Herbs” Our basic schedule for the morning session: 9 am-11:30- Herb walk and … Continue reading

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Goldenrod Medicine (Solidago)

I spent 12 months focused on goldenrod (Solidago) in 2010/2011. I had worked with goldenrod for several years prior to this intense study, so I thought we had developed a really good relationship; after our year together though, I was amazed … Continue reading

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