Herbs & Psych Meds

Herbs & Psych Meds

The Spectrum of Poisons & Remedies Imagine a spectrum in front of you: on the very far left, you can see lots of different food – it’s all calorie-dense, but not particularly nutritious. A little further in, you see lots of produce and multi-colored, nutritious medicinal foods. (Skip the center for now – we’ll get(…)

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Herbs for Anxiety and Panic

Herbs for Anxiety and Panic

Today’s episode is all about using herbs to support yourself in acute moments of anxiety and panic. Listen in to learn about safe & effective options to help restore a feeling of calm and safety.

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Shame & Storytelling

Shame & Storytelling

A very wise mentor of mine once said, “What unites us as human beings is not the triumph and the joy, or the achievement that we feel. What unites us is the experience of suffering, and loss, the sadness, the depression, maybe even the shame.” While not all human beings have the experience of triumph(…)

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Grief: The Metal Element

Grief: The Metal Element

Grief is one of the emotions that’s most resisted in modern Western culture. Employers pressure us to come back to work ASAP after the death of a parent or the loss of a pregnancy, and we may feel similar pressure from friends, loved ones, and ourselves to “get over it” when we experience a loss.(…)

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Worry & Rumination: The Earth Element

Worry & Rumination: The Earth Element

Opening Exercise: Taking in Nourishment Start by taking a few deep breaths in. Rest your hands on your abdomen just above your belly button. As you breathe, try to recall the experience the sensation of eating a wonderful meal you’ve eaten recently – where you took your time and felt safe, supported, and nourished. Recall(…)

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