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RECOMMENDED BOOKS AS WE PRACTISE SOCIAL DISTANCING

As promised, here’s a shortlist of books I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed (note that many of these titles are not new), but I should preface that what I deem as ‘enjoyable’ may not be evergreen. I am human, and I am pulled into stories, into fact, into information based on how I am feeling, the alignment of the stars,

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MORE MEDICINES DURING SHAKY TIMES

The photo of me taken by my friend and fellow witch, Jessie Robertson (photographer and co-director of The Witches of Vancouver documentary) says it all. Life is messy and shaky, sometimes a little more, and other times, we get the reprieve of a little less. When life is shakier, it affects us energetically and physically. I find that when I

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PLANT MEDICINE RECIPES FOR IMMUNE SUPPORT

Here are some some recipes of what I’ve been doing at home with the family to build IMMUNITY. I discuss the two different types of immunity HERE. “DEFENSIVE” IMMUNITY INFUSION In a saucepan over a stove of 2 L of water, simmer roughly 1/3 cup of Turkeytail mushroom. It helps to break it up first to increase the surface area

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THE TWO TYPES OF IMMUNITY

Our bodies as well as the compositions of all pathogens (bacterial, fungal, viral) are complex, and to claim that one herb functions like an “easy button” that is a one size fits all solution would be very misleading. In my work, I see that on a physiological level of plant medicine, there is as much of a defensive measure and

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PLANTS AS PERSONS

“We do [plants] an injustice when we treat them as less than they are, destroy them without compunction, see them as morning more than potential lumber, wood chips or fuel for our needs…” — Val Plumwood⁣ They are not products.⁣ They are not plant extracts, essential oils, resins, compounds, or other human-made rendering.⁣ They are plant persons. ⁣ They are

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INTEGRATION

I’ve been resisting the integration of two very real sides to me: One side is the mystic, the shamanic intuitive, the witch who works with plants and hears their whispers. The other side is the “science geek”. The one that biohacks and loves what technology can offer for humans. The one that is a neurofeedback practitioner. Both expressions of me

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS AS WE PRACTISE SOCIAL DISTANCING

As promised, here’s a shortlist of books I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed (note that many of these titles are not new), but I should preface that what I deem as ‘enjoyable’ may not be evergreen. I am human, and I am pulled into stories, into fact, into information based on how I am feeling, the alignment of the stars,

Read More »

MORE MEDICINES DURING SHAKY TIMES

The photo of me taken by my friend and fellow witch, Jessie Robertson (photographer and co-director of The Witches of Vancouver documentary) says it all. Life is messy and shaky, sometimes a little more, and other times, we get the reprieve of a little less. When life is shakier, it affects us energetically and physically. I find that when I

Read More »

PLANT MEDICINE RECIPES FOR IMMUNE SUPPORT

Here are some some recipes of what I’ve been doing at home with the family to build IMMUNITY. I discuss the two different types of immunity HERE. “DEFENSIVE” IMMUNITY INFUSION In a saucepan over a stove of 2 L of water, simmer roughly 1/3 cup of Turkeytail mushroom. It helps to break it up first to increase the surface area

Read More »

THE TWO TYPES OF IMMUNITY

Our bodies as well as the compositions of all pathogens (bacterial, fungal, viral) are complex, and to claim that one herb functions like an “easy button” that is a one size fits all solution would be very misleading. In my work, I see that on a physiological level of plant medicine, there is as much of a defensive measure and

Read More »

PLANTS AS PERSONS

“We do [plants] an injustice when we treat them as less than they are, destroy them without compunction, see them as morning more than potential lumber, wood chips or fuel for our needs…” — Val Plumwood⁣ They are not products.⁣ They are not plant extracts, essential oils, resins, compounds, or other human-made rendering.⁣ They are plant persons. ⁣ They are

Read More »

INTEGRATION

I’ve been resisting the integration of two very real sides to me: One side is the mystic, the shamanic intuitive, the witch who works with plants and hears their whispers. The other side is the “science geek”. The one that biohacks and loves what technology can offer for humans. The one that is a neurofeedback practitioner. Both expressions of me

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