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Let’s Choose a More Empowering Story

Let's Choose a More Empowering Story

about a 2 minute read

Our ancestors’ ingenuity and know-how kept them alive for untold generations – long enough for us to come along. Everything they knew is still available to us. We're just not using it because we've let it go missing from the stories we tell ourselves. 


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The People’s Medicine

The People's Medicine

(a 3 to 4 minute read)

There is an easy, accessible practice that should be WAY better known. It's the practice of using common plants in basic preparations to support health. (This is not a how-to article, but it does link to resources that will help you with the how-to.)

Here are 9 quotes from herbalists about the oldest and simplest medicine in the world so simple, a child can do it.

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Transitioning from Toxic to Natural

Transitioning from Toxic to Natural

(4 - 5 minute read)

Switching from synthetic personal care products to simple, natural alternatives means giving up superficial attributes like foam, fragrance, and texture, which are achieved using toxic ingredients. This article explores how we got so dependent on these products and shares 3 ideas we can rely on in our efforts to get back to natural.

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Essential Oils: Some Things to Consider

Essential Oils: Some Things to Consider

(4 - 5 minute read)

People tend to think that because they come from plants, essential oils are always safe and beneficial to use. But essential oils are highly concentrated and extremely powerful, are harvested and processed on an industrial scale, have big impacts on plants and communities, and should be used sparingly, with caution and respect.

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Yarrow for Wound First Aide

Yarrow for Wound First Aide

(2 - 3 minute read)

The herb yarrow (Achillea millefoleum) has had many names, attesting to its many, many uses. Its particularly well known for its ability to quickly stop blood loss and help heal wounds. 

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Expanding on the Grandmother Effect

Expanding on the Grandmother Effect

About an 18 minute read. Download the free PDF here.

The “Grandmother Hypothesis,” or Grandmother Effect, is the idea that the presence of grandmothers helping in the care of their grand-offspring has been an important factor in human survival and evolution. 

I think that the powers of older women extend far beyond babysitting (valuable as that is), and I think we need their contributions more now than ever before. Here's why.

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