What comes next and what remains

What comes next and what remains

Some things simply can’t be killed, no matter what you may throw at them, whether it’s disease, war or a big, fat meteor. That may include the cockroaches, but it also includes something pretty well indomitable in the human spirit as well. Medicine Box is built upon...
The Five Surprises of Plant Medicine

The Five Surprises of Plant Medicine

As time marches on, I recognize a stronger acknowledgement of nature even amongst those who barely paid attention when they were younger. The distractions of technology, career and the chase for the almighty dollar mean that the rest of the animals and plants we share...
Four pointers for maintaining a strong virtual family

Four pointers for maintaining a strong virtual family

Growing older is both a blessing and a curse. While you are past needing to climb every mountain and swim every sea for the most part and don’t suffer as much from FOMO (that’s Fear of Missing Out, if acronyms aren’t your thing), it can be hard to keep oneself open to...
Remembering when: The importance of looking back

Remembering when: The importance of looking back

Long-time readers of this blog know that I like to kick things off with a bit of nostalgia from time to time: my mother’s herb garden, my first Phish concert, or any number of memorable playa experiences at Burning Man. Your memories may be built around entirely...
CBD and Performance Anxiety

CBD and Performance Anxiety

Might be hard to remember this, but once upon a time, people did congregate together in large groups, and getting up in front of them to speak could terrify people, even more than death. But there’s plenty of new anxieties that have taken their place in the meantime....