Category: Health & Healing

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

Letter from the Publisher: Grieving While Black

It’s not often that I read from one of our books aloud across the living room. But there I was, so inspired by Breeshia Wade’s Grieving While Black that I asked my partner, Anna, if she’d be open to an impromptu evening reading.  “It is just so good,” I told her. I had read portions …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Joyous Resilience

Working with Anjuli Sherin on Joyous Resilience made us a better publisher.From a developmental-editing perspective, we learned to listen more deeply. It’s a misperception that editors achieve excellence by being standard bearers. They need to be rigorous and know the best practices of their craft, for sure, but they also need to be fiercely curious about the …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Every Breath, New Chances

I sure wish Lewis Richmond’s new book, Every Breath, New Chances: How to Age with Honor and Dignity—A Guide for Men, had been around for my father to read while he was still alive. My father died at age 78, exactly seven years ago from the day I pen this letter. He died an isolated man, so separate …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