With all that we’re experiencing in the world and our personal lives, it can be hard not to feel grief, anxiety, troubled, confused, or plagued by unceasing thoughts or trauma.
Trauma is talked about more than ever these days — there are studies that show the grave effects it can have on our physical, mental, and emotional health — and we all experience it to varying degrees, some more than others.… Read more
Throughout the country, millions of people are struggling to protect themselves from the hardships of allergy season and now a new respiratory virus is sweeping the world. The news is filled with coronavirus stories that are putting everyone on edge. While it is important to be proactive, it is counterproductive to be fearful.… Read more
On this tiny remote island with the moon illuminating the starry night sky with its venerable champagne beams, David and I are inspired to explore another nectar for the soul to offer all of you.
Angel’s Trumpet, also known as Floripondio (a member of the Brugmansia or Datura genus), with its powerful presence and otherworldly, pure white blossoms, has a strong connection to the spirit world.… Read more
“‘Here in Ecuador,’ Dante explains, ‘Palo Santo is sacred, holy, mysterious, and powerful. It is the healer that the people go to when all doctors and medicines have failed. They go directly to the tree. They pray to it. It cures them.’”
Last year Sara and I were in the San Diego area for an event. I was approached by a young man who introduced himself as both a perfumer and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which I thought was a very interesting combination of careers. … Read more
Casablanca disappeared behind us in a haze of diesel fumes, street dust and factory smoke. It took a long time to get out of the crowded city, but eventually we were passing through oak groves harvested for their cork bark and small stands offering fresh melons and forest-harvested truffles.… Read more
“Today we will see distillation in the home,” Hamid announced. We had just emerged from the medina and were ready for our afternoon excursion. I had no idea what he was referring to, but it sounded intriguing.… Read more