About The Name: The Polar Bear and the Elephant

At various events that we are able to setup our mobile shop we get asked the following question frequently.

How did you come up with the name of your shop?

Presently The Polar Bear and the Elephant includes …

  • The Crafty Mermaid
  • Green Path Monastery
  • River Willow Apothecary
  • Steals Deals and Freebies
  • The Little Corner

We needed a shop name that would be inclusive of our various brands and endeavors.

So Lacie and I decided that we would go with our spirit animals and The Polar Bear and the Elephant was born.

The Polar Bear and the Elephant is a mobile pop up handmade crafts and jewelry shop. We are also located at Pockets of Time in Chester, Va.

In brief the above is true however we are really so much more.

We are the home of The Crafty Mermaid brand of Quality Handmade Products. We specialize in making goats milk soaps, candles and wax melts.

We are the home of Green Path Monastery. Green Path Monastery has been created to share with others how we have reconnected with nature and spirit utilizing the Wheel of the Year. Our focus as a Shrine is on healing ourselves, our families, our communities and our planet.

We are the home of River Willow Apothecary. River Willow is an educational community outreach teaching outdoor skills and extolling the benefits of wild foods and herbal medicine.

Published by Sister Abigail Hester (Willow)

As a child I loved everything to do with the outdoors and was even a part of the Boy Scouts. It was the Boy Scouts that taught me the importance of being prepared. As a teenager I lost my father to a brain aneurysm which sparked an even deeper interest in health and wellness. It was around this time that I found myself living with an herbalist and the rest is history. Willow has a Bachelor of Christian Website Design from Saint Luke Evangelical School of Biblical Studies, a Masters of Theology from Saint Luke Evangelical School of Biblical Studies, a Masters of Comparative Religion from Universal Life Church Seminary, a Masters of Metaphysical Healing from Universal Life Church Seminary, a Masters of Shamanism from Universal Life Church Seminary, and a Doctorate of Religious Humanities from the Educational Department of Universal Life Church International Headquarters. Willow has completed both Herbal Medicine: Nourishing Herbal Infusions – Drink Your Way To Health, Seven Rivers of Healing and Energy Healing: Shaman’s Circle: Earth Spirits and Guides courses at Wise Woman University. Willow is a Certified Biblical Health Coach (Biblical Health Institute), Certified Nutritional Consultant (Life Extension Center), Eat God’s Way Consultant (Life Extension Center), Raw Food Chef (Living in Live Food Chef Certification Program) and Herb Specialist (Natural Health School). Willow has been ordained into the ministry by Universal Life Church International HQ (2000). Willow has also been ordained as a Peace Keeper, a Peace Minister (MP) and a Healing Minister through Luntiang Aghama Natural Divine Arts Shrine Of Healing INC., Philippines. Willow is an Interfaith ChristoPagan Nun.

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