Product Review: Kelp Jerky (akua)

Product Review: Kelp Jerky (akua)

I tried kelp jerky for the first time -- this is a vegan jerky that is made with kelp and shiitake mushrooms. The flavor I tried was "Rosemary & Maple BBQ". I'm always pushing myself to try new foods and snacks, as someone who grew up a picky eater. My mom always said that tastebuds [...]

Science (and Politics) of Imagination | Pineal gland, DMT, and brain health

Science (and Politics) of Imagination | Pineal gland, DMT, and brain health

Do you remember when you were a child with an overactive imagination? You saw the world through a lens of curiosity and magic. Nothing was as it seemed. You and your friends played games in which you had different names and identities; maybe you were cats and dogs crawling around the kitchen, maybe you were [...]

Herbalism for mental health

Herbalism for mental health

There’s a pictographic floating around Instagram, originally done by @animamundiherbals, which a lot of people have been re-uploading. I wanted to share this too, and explain in more depth what these medicines mean. *Herbalism is not limited to herbs, but includes flowers, mushrooms, spices, and plant matter.* Anxiety disorders (OCD, PTSD, social anxiety) Let’s start [...]

Making space for your moon time (in the modern world)

Making space for your moon time (in the modern world)

Those who menstruate — In ancient times, for many societies, it was common practice for a woman to spend her bleeding time (or “her period”) cast away from the world in seclusion. This was not meant to be a punishment. This was the ancient way of honoring woman. There were valid physical reasons for this [...]

Product review: Laura’s Mercantile (CBD)

Product review: Laura’s Mercantile (CBD)

Laura's Mercantile (Homestead Alternatives) is my favorite go-to for CBD products! Why use CBD products? CBD comes from the hemp plant. It has a vast amount of health benefits -- anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-nausea, and also helps with mood disorders. It has a sedative effect that helps with pain relief too. CBD products will [...]

Herbalism | Dandelion (Lion’s Tooth)

Herbalism | Dandelion (Lion’s Tooth)

Dandelion, which is also known as "lion's tooth" (scientific name: Taraxacum officinale) comes with numerous health benefits! It has also been associated with many magical folktales. Photo by Czapp u00c1rpu00e1d on Pexels.com Health benefits Dandelions are plentiful and tend to be considered invasive weeds with no purpose. However, dandelions have numerous health benefits that most [...]