Harvesting Ginger, Making Ginger Honey

Late winter in a frost-free food gardenIt's late winter here in the Southern Hemisphere. That means there's lots to do in our subtropical food garden to get things

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Let’s Choose a More Empowering Story

Let's Choose a More Empowering Storyabout a 2 minute readOur ancestors’ ingenuity and know-how kept them alive for untold generations – long enough for us to come along.

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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

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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,

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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.

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Nature’s Original Toothbrush

Nature's Original Toothbrush(5 - 6 minute read)Researching the topic of homemade toothpastes recently, I began to wonder what people did before there were plastic toothbrushes. Turns out we’ve been

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Yarrow for Oral Care

Yarrow for Oral Care(5 - 6 minute read)In a recent article I described the use of the herb yarrow (Achillea millefolium) as first aide for a bleeding wound. In

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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

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Expanding on the Grandmother Effect

Expanding on the Grandmother EffectAbout an 18 minute read. Download the free PDF here.The “Grandmother Hypothesis,” or Grandmother Effect, is the idea that the presence of grandmothers helping

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The Dominant Healthcare Approach vs Marginalized Alternatives

The Dominant Healthcare Approach vs Marginalized Alternatives This is less than a 2 minute read In our culture, control and separation are given more importance than compassion and

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