Is There Any Cure for Morning Sickness?

No. I'm not pregnant. But there seems to be an outbreak of morning sickness going around. When a friend messaged me to see if I had any advice for one of her friends who is trying to figure out how to manage her life from a crouched position in front of the toilet, I thought …

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Turmeric By Any Other Name

The problem with turmeric is that I have a hard time pronouncing it. I'm one of those people whose vocabulary expanded through reading voraciously. There are many words that I know how to use and spell correctly, but their correct pronounciation continues to elude me. It doesn't matter how many times someone has corrected me …

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Less Like Kudzu, More Like Plantain: Walking with White Man’s Footsteps

In Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, environmental biologist Robin Wall Kimmerer offers a beautiful meditation on the interconnection of human experience and the natural world. I found there were important messages here for me about my role as the descendant of settler colonialists, as a 21st century Pagan, and as a student of herbalism.