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Palm Oil: A Threat to Species, Human Rights & Our Health

LIVING MINDFULLY We make an impact on the world around us through our choices each day. Living mindfully means that we take the time to reflect on our strongest values, our deepest beliefs, the consequences of our actions and act accordingly. It means that we are informed about who and what benefits or suffers with…

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Grounding in challenging times

Personal healing = collective healing. It’s so important to remember that. In these challenging times with the constant onslaught of deeply upsetting, life-altering news (not to mention our personal day to day issues), we have to be vigilant about self care. It’s essential we carve out time to tune in and take care of ourselves.…

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Cultivating the Strength of Vulnerability: Healing from sexual violence

In the wake of a President Elect that is an outright sexual predator, I find it important to share how I’ve healed—mind, body and spirit—from sexual violence. It’s been a long journey that has informed my life’s work. There’s a lot to write about, but for now, in the spirit of healing, I feel moved…

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Awakening to the Power of Nature: Plant Medicine

I came to herbalism through my healing journey and a deep need to connect with the land. Plants have healed me, comforted me and become great allies. Through years of internal exploration and growing mentally/spiritually/emotionally, I came to view everything as medicine (a method of healing)—movement, meditation, food, dreaming, the creative process. Through combined practices,…

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Animal Totems, by Matthew Wood

The use of totem animals to represent powers of Nature, the body, the personality, the clan, and society, is characteristic of American Indian or Native American medicine, and also of other shamanic societies.  It is hardly lacking in Western culture, where animals still figure prominently on family crests and coats of arms, as well as…

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Sea Turtle Conservation: Interview with See Turtles Founder, Brad Nahill

Very excited to announce a new Sacred Warrior partnership with SEE Turtles. We have a retreat coming up next year in Nicaragua, during which we’ll work with the critically endangered, Hawksbill Sea Turtles. In this interview, I talk to SEE Turtle founder, Brad Nahill about the challenges sea turtles face, their essential role in the…

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The Mind Body Connection

How Boxing and Meditation Feed Each Other by Sophie Browner “In truth, there is enormous space in which to live our everyday lives.” –Pema Chodron I never anticipated that the beginning of my journey as an athlete would also mark the beginning of my own spiritual practice. Four years ago, I began to learn the basic…

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It’s A lot like waking up

It’s a lot like waking up by Samuel Perry We must not imagine that what we call “nature” is outside of us.  When we come to rest and pay attention it is really very simple: the world is alive! And we are all part of it! The places we live, the communities we move within,…

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Where Have all the Lobos Gone?

Where have all the Lobos Gone? by Zoe Helene Mexican gray wolves (lobos) are the most endangered mammals in the United States, and if policies don’t change, the species could go extinct. Wherever wolves run free, indigenous cultures have revered them as symbols of loyalty, free will, fearlessness and unity. But wolves haven’t had it…

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TEK and the Return of Wolves, Fire, and Bison: Dr Cristina Eisenberg

TEK and the Return of Wolves, Fire, and Bison by Dr. Cristina Eisenberg Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is the wisdom indigenous and local people acquire by living on the earth. Rooted in a specific landscape and based on the fact that everything is connected, TEK braids together relationships between plants, animals, the earth, the seasons,…

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