Author: Bevin Donahue

Bevin is the publicity and marketing manager at North Atlantic Books.

Excerpt: Ashkenazi Herbalism

On the surface, herbalism, or herbal medicine, seems a simple enough concept. It’s the reliance upon plant medicine to heal a body from disease, with an eye toward returning that body to its natural state of balance. But herbalism is a much more complex practice than one might assume. Human reliance on the medicinal properties …continue

Walk No. 22: Affirmation Walk

Affirmation Walk: An Excerpt from Walking With Glenn Berkenkamp Affirmation statements are going beyond the reality of the present into the creation of the future through the words you use in the now. —LOUISE HAY Overview Earlier I mentioned the power and effectiveness of positive affirmations not only in helping us to rewrite our negative …continue

NAB Stands Against Anti-Asian Racism & Hate

North Atlantic Books stands against the violence and racism perpetrated against Asian Americans and in solidarity with Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Last week’s killings are painful evidence that the nexus of racism, misogyny, and classism is embedded in the heart of our nation. Along with the recent violence against Asian American elders in …continue

Black History Month

To honor Black History Month, North Atlantic Books is featuring books by Black authors and donating $5 from each sale as well as a $5,000 grant to the Roots Community Health Center in Oakland. Since 2008, the Roots Community Health Center has worked to uplift those impacted by systemic inequalities and poverty. Over the last …continue

2020 Gift Guide

Usually, these kinds of guides are broken down by category: we’ll suggest an on-theme gift for the budding environmentalist, or the right book to give to your herbalist friend. This year, we’re going a little broader. This has been—and forgive us repeating a sentiment we know you’re hearing ad nauseam—a year like no other. A …continue

Walk No. 3: Walking Awake through Your Living Space

Walking Awake through Your Living Space The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing. —JON KABAT-ZINN   OVERVIEW This may seem like an odd name for a walk, since unless we’re sleepwalking, we’re always awake as …continue