Herbs to soothe our collective grief

On this day of Thanksgiving in America, there are a lot of people in pain. There are people who do not have homes, people who have lost their children to police violence, people whose lives have been torn apart by sexual violence, people who are angry and have many good reasons to feel rage. We…

Chronic illness and desire

I’ll be honest–I’ve been thinking a lot about sex lately…what I want, how I wish it were easier to come by, and mostly how it’s been a long time. It feels like I have been waiting forever to find the kind of pleasure I’m looking for, but the truth is that illness has been my…

Honoring our ancestors

Outside tonight, a cold rain is falling, and we are likely to get our first hard freeze of the season. It seems fitting, given that we are moving rapidly from the upward, outward energy of summer to the inward, downward energy of winter. It is a time of reflection and conserving our energy. It is…