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Earth Day and Green Medicine

Earth Day and Green Medicine

What does Earth Day have to do with medicine? In my world, everything. As a teenager, I began backpacking. The first time out, on a four-day trek in the foothills of the Appalachians in southern Ohio, I had blisters on every single toe, my shoulders and low back were...
Original Medicine: Deep Listening

Original Medicine: Deep Listening

Within a month of graduating from college, I headed West to Vision Mountain north of Spokane, Washington. That summer I spent four days sitting on the mountain, praying for a vision for my life. Never before had I sat in one place on the Earth for several days in a...
Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Yes, spring has arrived. I know it by the violets emerging through last autumn’s half decomposed oak leaves, and the apricot boughs swelling and bursting with the first brave white blossoms. I say brave because spring is a risky business, and no gambler’s money is...
Original Medicine

Original Medicine

For years I have worked with “classical medicine,” the deeper roots of medicine that recognize the body as an organism gifted with the wisdom to restore and repair itself. This paradigm is very different from the conventional view of the body as a machine with...
5 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder

5 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder

For many these dark, winter days can trigger feeling “blue,” moody, or even depressed. This particular winter, the symptoms may be even more pronounced with the strain of worry and loss of loved ones from Covid-19. A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and...
The Top Four Essential Oils for Calming Anxiety

The Top Four Essential Oils for Calming Anxiety

Anxiety can surface in our lives in a variety of ways, registering as muscle tension rising from the shoulders to the neck, a sinking feeling in the stomach, loss of appetite, or interrupted sleep.With so many people on “red alert” right now, you may recognize some of...