My name is Kim and this blog is about mindfulness, energy healing, nature, tarot, plant spirit medicine, dreams, magic, motherhood, spirituality, wisdom in nature, self-compassion, inspiration, heart-centered connection, and forest wisdom. All photos have been taking by me at various places in the Pacific Northwest.


Deep connection to the elemental spirits of the natural world helps cultivate empathy for all living beings.

Many years ago, the trees sent a message on the wind one evening through my bedroom window. Since then, they have guided me to deeper and deeper connection with earth and wisdom of the trees, which I have been called upon to share.

I am spiritually aligned with a combination of buddhist, earth-based and animistic spiritual practices.  I believe everything, human and non-human, has an energetic soul.

Of course, I hug trees (if it’s ok with them.)

Thank you so much for visiting, and if anything resonates with you, please feel free to share!

In love and gratitude,

Kim (aka ladyheron)


22 thoughts on “About

  1. You are very welcome!

  2. Thank you for the tea suggestion Maurie! I will have to try it…it sounds wonderful.

  3. Hi, Kim! I was sipping an awesome new to me tea this morning and your posts on teas came to mind. I thought you might enjoy this one, so wanted to share. I got it through Mountain Rose Herbs and it’s called Ancient Forest Tea – a swirl of flavors and very unique. Anyway, this was the only way I knew to contact you so here it is – from one tea (and tree) lover to another. Hope you are well and enjoying the forest this summer. ~Maurie

  4. Thank you Currie! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my blog and that it brought back some beautiful tree memories for you. I too loved weeping willows. I’ve read that the willow is a very magical tree, associated with the moon and water and emotions. But that’s just what I’ve read. For more personal messages, I enjoy asking the tree directly, and listening for a message 🙂

  5. Beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank you for shing just as you are. 🙂 As I read this, I was brought back to my childhood in CT where I used to adore playing house (my favorite game) underneath a weeping willow tree. I loved weeping willows so much. Can you you tell me, do weeping willows carry a special message?

    Again, thanks for sharing. Truly appreciated.

    Have a lovely day,

  6. You dear, dear girl. You have tapped deep roots. You are blessed. Keep sharing what you hear.

  7. Wow! Thank you very much for the nomination! I really appreciate the acknowledgement! Blessings to you!

  8. Amani Resources March 18, 2013 — 6:47 am

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award for your uplifting posts and loving insights. Thank you for sharing your light! Keep up the good work! http://amaniresources.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/liebster-award-nomination/

  9. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog Maurie! I’m so glad to hear of your love of trees and tarot; they go together so well 🙂 Blessings to you!

  10. Hi, Kim. I found your blog via a goddess circle post and from even the short time I’ve looked through it I can tell I have found a kindred spirit! Really looking forward to reading more here.

  11. Why thank you, and thank you for following my blog! I just checked out your lovely blog too. Many blessings to you 🙂

  12. You seem like such a fun and passionate person! So happy I found your blog!

  13. Thanks for pointing that out about the comments, JJ. I just enabled comments (I think I missed a hidden button somewhere.) And what great decks you’ve shared! I forgot the Green Man Oracle. I love Will Worthington’s illustrations. And I have not heard about the others, and now I am excited to check them out, especially the Tree Affirmation Cards. Thank you!

  14. There is no option to reply to your post “Tree and Forest-Inspired Tarot and Oracle Cards” from December 5, 2012, but I wanted you to know that I have a few tree-related decks in my collection you might be interested in.

    1) Green Man Tree Oracle by John Matthews and Will Worthington
    2) The Celtic Tree Oracle by Colin and Liz Murray
    3) Ogham – The Celtic Oracle by Andy Baggott
    4) Tree Magick by Gillian Kemp (art by Emma Garner)
    5) Tree Affirmation Cards by Victoria Sofia Lewis (one of the best!!!)

  15. Thank you so much for such kind words! “Trees for Healing” is a book on my wish list I need to read soon…it sounds wonderful! To answer your question, forest bathing (shirin-yoku) is a reserch-based Japanese form of natural stress reduction, which is basically spending time relaxing in forests. Here is a video on the research: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Xonak-3XI

    It is lovely that you have found peace reading about Celtic wisdom. I have found much of Celtic tree wisdom to be so beautiful and inspiring.
    I wish you all the best on your healing journey!

  16. Kim–

    I am making my way through “Trees for Healing: Harmonizing with Nature for Personal Growth and Planetary Balance” by Pamela Louise Chase and Jonathan Pawlick and I am delighted to find your blog! I have recently found peace in reading about Celtic Wisdom. I have found so much beauty in your journey. I am grateful to you for sharing it with me.

    Also, what is forest bathing?

    Love and Blessings

  17. What a wonderful place you have made in the world! Thanks for sharing it. I, too, now stand in awe of the trees all around me… Love yours pictures.

  18. I really like these photos! You’re blog has a great feel to it, decided to follow after glancing through your tags. Look forward to more!

  19. Hello Joanna! I am so very sorry I missed your message! I had not checked my blog in months. I just saw your message and request. I hope you were able to get your essay done. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words, I really appreciate it. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  20. Oh the deliciousness of your blog!!!!!
    So glad to have found you.
    Blessings from one tree lover to another

  21. Hello, My name is Joanna.

    I’m taking a class on photography and we had to choose a artist to study. I went to google searching for an artist that fit my style. I ending up coming up with your website. I was really inspired by your work and chose you. Problem is i forgot i had to do an essay on my artist too. So the reason I’m even sending this message is because I’m wanting to see if you have a bio somewhere about yourself that i could use. Or you could just email me and tell me about yourself and maybe give me some pointers. Were also having to make a portfolio of pictures we’ve taken using our artist style and theme. I live In Missouri close to the Kansas City area. I know this probably isn’t possible but it would be amazing to met you in person. So if you could contact me that would be great!

    Signed Photographer to photographer, Joanna (aka) ruler of rain and shadow!

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