Herbs & Honey: Food as good medicine
Whether or not Hippocrates can be credited with the saying, "Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food," we know that our food choices impact our health and well-being. In keeping with the spring season this essay will focus on herbs, plants, and food choices that support cleansing and renewal. We will learn to "eat like a bear" with an emphasis on fresh greens, healthy fats, and how to craft a lifestyle of eating for wellness.
This essay is designed to inspire individuals to develop a personal practice of walking medicine that fosters an engagement with the natural world for the purpose of building self-confidence and a sense of well-being. As a nature and wilderness mentor I share from my own experience about ways to cultivate and nurture the simple art of walking medicine.
In this essay I write about some of my own dream adventures along with some simple techniques that are fun and practical. The more we work with our dreams, the more we dream. When we pay attention to our dream life and work with the material given to us, they can serve as guides and avenues for healing and self-development.
I used to listen with skepticism to colleagues on the topic of ancestors and ancestral veneration. It wasn't until I experienced for myself the call of the ancestors that I began to understand the significance. Following this call led me on a wonderous physical and spiritual adventure that revealed some of their stories and their culture. Listening and engaging with their stories became for me a practice of ancestral veneration and I've gained a deeper understanding of myself and the life that I live.