Daily Dose is a six month group mentorship program to gain first hand experience of the felt effects of six different herbs. Learn through experience by taking one herb daily for an entire month, and tracking the physiological, emotional, and cognitive changes you notice, and comparing them with the experiences of others in the group.
The idea behind Daily Dose comes from my own personal experiences with taking a single herb for extended periods of time, as a sort of challenge, just to see what it felt like, or to try to better understand a certain effect or action I had read about. I would start with a desire to understand an herb more deeply, or a curiosity about its long term effects. Sometimes it starts out as a question like, “I wonder how much poke root tincture I can take before I feel the so-called ‘negative’ effects?” or “I wonder how it would feel to take a high dose of this adaptogen everyday for two weeks?” Each time I have done this, I’ve experienced unexpected benefits or changes that I hadn’t predicted would be the result of taking a particular herb. It's one thing to read about or study an herb. It’s one thing to have cognitive knowledge of an herb's benefits. But to have the firsthand experience of taking an herb every single day, building up to the largest safe dose you can, and feeling how it affects your physical body, your mental state, your emotional being… that is a different realm of understanding how herbs work.
Here’s how the program works:
Each participant will be mailed 6 bottles of herbal tinctures, made by Meg with fresh herbs, to be used throughout the program. We’ll start each month with a quick intro to the herb we will be working with, but without going too deep into the actions and constituents so as not to influence the experience with preconceived expectations.
We will discuss possible dosage, using drop dosage for the energetic effect, and other ways you might choose to incorporate the herb into your life for the month, but ultimately how much and what preparation of the herb you take will be totally up to you.
There will be a provided questionnaire/worksheet to track the effects you are experiencing with each herb. After the month of daily use, we will gather together again to debrief, share our experiences and changes, and learn from each other’s gained knowledge. At this point we will also discuss more about the actions, constituents, energetics and studies on that particular herb, and see how that aligns with our personal experiences.
First meeting will be August 30th, and sign ups are open through August 27th so that I can get the first set of tinctures out to all the participants to start taking them in September.