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Dear Susun,

I talked to you last night about my questions regarding nettle root tea. Thanks for your advice, I was so pleased to have the opportunity to speak with you.
I had a dream last night that a wise woman was floating an herbal pharmacy in the sky towards me at my homestead in Minnesota. I returned here just two weeks ago from Arizona, and have been in green bliss since arriving.
You made me realize that my fear of helping pregnant women and children, as a result of my training at the naturopathic college, needs to be overcome. I thought I could avoid it by just helping women like me - baby boomers - with the expectation that they would then help their daughters and grandchildren.

Thank you so much...you've been such an inspiration to me ever since my breast cancer diagnosis almost ten years ago.
Floating some green blessings back your way,



Dear Susun

I have your 'wise women's herbal for the childbearing year' and
found it a very wonderful book, I am really very interested in learning
more about the 'wise woman way' …



Please include me on your mailing list, I so enjoy your website and wisdom
… I recently bought your New Menopausal Years book and am finding it invaluable in navigating my way through menopause.
Thanks so much!




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Hey Susun!

We met in Anchorage many moons ago at a midwifery conference I had just bought the Menopause Years. Big help and great information. Healing Wise has been my favorite resource for a long time. I've been busily harvesting dandelions for weeks (My neighbors all think I'm nuts. I like to annoy them by giving them dandelion soap for holiday gifts)
I'm looking forward to your newsletter.
Thanks so much for your books.




i want to thank you (susun) for New Menopausal Ways, it has been enormously helpful the last 2 years since i began having symptoms (and decided that yes, i am pre-menopausal).




I was just reading (devouring would be more accurate) your book "Healing Wise".




Hello, Susun,

Thanks once again for so freely sharing your gift of wisdom!

Peace, Roxanna




A friend has given me your absorbing thriller on Menopausal Years.
…Thank you for your book .




Hi! I love your book Healing Wise!…
Blessings to you.



Dear Susun,

you came into my life a few years ago.

I am sitting here tonight after 3 days of feeling sick with headaches, fatigue, short temper
with my sweet children, 3 days of headaches pills, and in a short moment of clearness, have made a decision to stop this insanity of pills and find a natural way to fight this tormenting pain.

I know your time is precious, but I am sitting here, crying and sobbing, because I feel I have just found my calling. As many times as I have been on your site, it just hit me like a brick. I yearn to attend one of your workshops (which is where I was browsing), but being in California and in the midst of financial turmoil, that will have to be on "wishlist" to the universe. All of a sudden, my head is clear (and my sinuses are running). I just wanted to share with you that you have touched a soul, and I will be signing up for your Green Witch course. It is my calling, and I think I have finally found the first stepping stone to my path. For the last few years I have felt like a gypsy caged up in suburbia, with something calling me day & night, but I don't where from where.

Thank you.

Warmest Greetings



Hi Susun,

Just reading about some of your writings on the web intrigued me and I decided I wanted to join. I'd be honored if you would add me to your list of subscribers.
Thank you.




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Dear Susun,

I can hardly believe that I am writing to you -- your words have guided me
always - and perhaps, not to sound too corny or dramatic -- changed my life
for the better BIG time.

I just read the above menopause article. How wonderful I now feel, once
again, because of your wise words.





Hello Susun,

I am enjoying reading your books and would love to receive your newsletter…
You are quite inspiring.
Thank you,



The Susun Weed Archives is my newfound sanctuary on the internet. I am going to start growing a tea garden of red clover, comfrey, oat straw, and nettles to give my health a boost. This is just the beginning for my weed wandering.




Ms Weed:

been using your books for years, since childbearing years to menopause... ty so much for your wisdom... join me up!!!!
Brightest Blessings




Hi Susun Weed,

I have registered for your Green Witch correspondence course. I have chosen to take this course because I would like to foster a deeper connection to nature through the plant world, to deepen my faith in my innate wisdom, to further come to know the woman I am, and because I feel that this is the natural next step of my journey. I am pleased to invite you to share the road with me for the next few miles.

Thanks and blessed be,



Merry Meet,

I would like to subscribe to your wisewoman newsletter.
Thank You, I enjoy reading your articles on herbs.
Blessed Be




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I would like to receive copies of your ezine. I have just discovered your website (although I am familiar with your work) and am very happy with what I have seen!
Bright blessings,





Please add me to your newsletter list. I've just discovered your website and love all the wonderful information. I used the Hebal for the Childbearing Year with my first pregnancy and through 3 more and recommend it to any pregnant or hopefully pregnant women I know.

Thanks so much--Sarah


Dear Susun,

I have had your wonderful menopause book for 20 yrs and in the midst of my change for 8 yrs, it's a constant companion for me. I am in a different part of it, more honoring and wiser and going through it with alot more support from a naturopath in my area and Ayurvedic layers woven in with my yoga practice.

I also eventually will buy some copies for my women friends embarking on their meno-journey.

Thank you and aloha,



Dear Susun,

I read with great empathy your fervent article "Say NO to Licensing Herbalists". I have passed your site (with the editorial) on to my eclectic group of Wildcrafters/ Pagans/ Goddess Worshippers / Witches.

Thank you for all you're doing for women and for Gaia.



Dear Susun,

Thank you for sharing your wisdom through your wonderful website.

… green blessings!




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Susun's Biography

Susun S. Weed has no official diplomas of any kind; she left high school in her junior year to pursue studies in mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA and she left college in her junior year to pursue life.

Susun began studying herbal medicine in 1965 when she was living in Manhattan while pregnant with her daughter, Justine Adelaide Swede.

She wrote her first book -- Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year (now in its 29th printing)-- in 1985 and published it as the first title of Ash Tree Publishing in 1986.

It was followed by Healing Wise (1989), New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (1992 and revised in 2002), and Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way (1996).

In addition to her writing, Ms Weed trains apprentices, oversees the work of more than 300 correspondence course students, coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, and is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder.

Susun Weed is a contributor to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, peer- reviewed journals, and popular magazines, including a regular column in Sagewoman.

Her worldwide teaching schedule encompasses herbal medicine, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, psychology of healing, ecoherbalism, nutrition, and women's health issues and her venues include medical schools, hospital wellness centers, breast cancer centers, midwifery schools, naturopathic colleges, and shamanic training centers, as well as many conferences.

Susun appears on many television and radio shows, including National Public Radio and NBC News.


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