Category Archive for: Earth Connection

Honoring Land Through Endangered & Healing Plants

I’m excited to announce that the medicinal plant project I’ve been working on with The Wolf Conservation Center has been granted botanical sanctuary status by United Plant Savers. The aim of this partnership is to bridge the gap between wildlife conservation and our own relationship with the earth. Through the lens of medicinal plants, we can develop healing relationship…

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Announcing ‘Remember & Rewild’ Sacred Warrior Tincture

After years of practicing and teaching herbalism, I’m excited to announce a line of Sacred Warrior tinctures. Each tincture is made from organic or sustainably wildcrafted herbs and the animal themed tinctures raise funds and awareness for partner wildlife organizations; the Wolf Conservation Center or the Jaguar Rescue Center. The Remember & Rewild tincture benefits…

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Magic, Medicine & Myth, by Ancel Mitchell

What a deep and beautiful experience the Magic, Medicine & Myth retreat was. Seven days of storytelling, harvesting and enjoying plant medicine, powerful meditations and mindful movement all set within the potent landscape of the Scottish highlands. Surrounded by ancient wells, standing stones, burial sites and ruined forts, the land itself reached into every one…

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Mugwort, Wolves & Margays: Redefining Weeds & Predators

Much of my work revolves around cultivating understanding for misunderstood species and parts of ourselves. Predators and weeds are the same – they don’t need us. They are fierce, resilient, and cannot be controlled. Like these animals, we too are predators. Embracing this aspect of ourselves means embracing our powerful, wild nature and illuminates our truest…

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Plants, Power & People

As long as humans have inhabited this earth, there’s been a life-supporting, palpable connection between us and the natural world. Before grocery stores, before pharmaceuticals, before physicians, before farming; humans foraged, experimented and communicated with the plants around them. Over time, a huge amount of knowledge was accumulated about the power of plants to heal…

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Nature As Self: Earth Day Action & Reflection

As we get close to Earth day, I’ve been reflecting on ways our community can effect change. As those of you who have participated in Sacred Warrior courses and retreats know, they are designed to strengthen relationship with ourselves and with the natural world; with Nature as Self at the core.   So, why is…

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Sport, Self Awareness & Sustainability: IDSDP

April 6th was the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). I’ve been engaged in the Sport & Social Justice conversation since 2008, initially as an athlete ambassador with Right To Play, an international organization that, by facilitating sports and games, teaches children essential life skills while building lasting social change for themselves…

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The Lobo: A 20 Year Rewilding Milestone

  THE LOBO Celebrating A 20 Year Rewilding Milestone Today marks the 20th anniversary of a milestone for the Mexican Gray Wolf or “lobo,” one of the most endangered animals in North America. On March 29, 1998, 11 captive-reared lobos were reintroduced into the wild in Arizona & New Mexico as part of a federal…

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Working With The Earth Element

EARTH: Our Fertile Ground During Sacred Warrior retreats and courses, I like to organize teachings in relationship to the elements— earth, water, fire, air, and ether. This approach helps us to connect our bodies with the body of the earth and understand elemental teachings that run through martial arts (particularly taoist practice), herbalism and holistic…

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Diversity Is Essential To Life

Diversity makes us and the earth stronger. Without it, soils are depleted (literally and figuratively) and once fertile ground becomes incapable of supporting life. Nature is the ultimate teacher. If we look at healthy ecosystems, they are always diverse. Inhabitants share resources and support each other’s growth. This is something we, as humans, need to…

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