Preserving Our Plants

Preserving Our Plants

Without plants, there is no plant medicine, plain and simple. And whether you know it or not, plant species are declared extinct each year — some of which haven’t been seen in decades. Five such plants were declared as such last year, and some are giving it up just as...
Climate Change & the Environment

Climate Change & the Environment

One month now into the first real year of the Screaming ‘20s, and like it or not, we better get our house in order. Mama Nature, you see, has done a lot for us in keeping us alive, sane, and healthy, at least when we’re doing right by her. It’s long past due to start...
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...
Can the Holidays Still Heal?

Can the Holidays Still Heal?

If you’re reading this, congratulations. Should things hold out between now and the 31st, you’ll survive 2020. I think anyone who has should at least get a t-shirt commemorating this extraordinary achievement.  But you’ve also gone through this drill with...
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....
Make Way for CBG, the Mother of All Cannabinoids

Make Way for CBG, the Mother of All Cannabinoids

Photo credit: Cannabis Culture Not many people are given good instructions on how to get to sleep. Up until recently, it’s been posed as a binary, and indeed, the more stress you put on oneself, the less likely you’re going to get the sleep one needs. The moment to...