Under the February’s full moon, surrounded by like-minded women in a gigantic circle of prayer, it was hard for me to say yes. Smack dab in the middle of Mexica ritual, with all the support I could ask for, I still had trouble accepting this practice as my own, feeling like I belonged there. … More We are Weavers: Owning Your Traditions
“Spirit works through us. We are the medicine.” —Grace Alvarez Sesma, Chicana/Kumiai/Yoeme, Curanderismo, the Healing Art of Mexico Costa Rica is a time warp. As soon as I notice how brown the sun has made me, how much my hair loves the sea, how sweet it is to be cradled by rainforest air, it’s time … More Oh, Integration & A New Trajectory
I love hearing herb nerds talk plants: they talk about them like old friends with whom they’ve had the most fantastic adventures. The plants are animated and temperamental. In many traditions, every type of plant has a spirit–the one that comes to you in a dream to form an alliance, the one you humbly … More 3 Incredibly Useful Tropical Healing Herbs
These past two days have been a battle. I arrived in Puerto Viejo at the beginning of the week, wide-eyed and ready to get to work, so excited to be there and soaking in as much as I could right off the bat. Then, of course, one evening I get sick.