As I write this, I’m looking out over a field of gnarled juniper trees, sagebrush, and pinion pine in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The landscape is vastly different from the Appalachian Mountains back East, where I’ve lived nearly all my life. Being out here in the wilderness for days on end reminds me to breathe, stay… Continue reading Medicine for the Spirit
An artist’s tour of New Mexico
New Mexico is rich with history and culture and alive with art — galleries, museums and festivals, not to mention all the artists throughout the state who are working on their craft. Even if you were to pass through without stopping, you’d notice the murals that stretch across each highway overpass and the large-scale public… Continue reading An artist’s tour of New Mexico
Anam Cara: an atypical apothecary
It’s estimated that only about 1 percent of people possess the sense of smell in their dreams. It may come as no surprise that Amye Clark, a master clinical aromatherapist, not only smells while dreaming but often wakes up with inspired thoughts. A scented oil or herb will come to her in the dream world, and she’ll know to add it to a formula she’s working on.
Growing Community (and a lot of veggies, herbs and flowers in the process)
David Muns brings people together at what may be the largest community garden in Maryland
I know what the most shocking thing is. It has nothing to do with cults or sex scandals or being diagnosed with some disease. I know what the most shocking thing is. It’s that one minute someone is here with their wide smile and sense of humor, engaged in conversation, building a life, and then,… Continue reading For Chris