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Each month, we explore a specific health and wellness subject. This month’s theme is “Unwellness”

Who is sick, and who is healthy? It’s 2021, and it would appear that all of us are recovering from something; however, some of the unhealthiest have mistaken their illnesses for vigor, and their ignorance for strength. This month, we’ll be exploring the epidemic of Unwellness in all of its forms, how how it can masquerade as wisdom and truth — and how true health and wellness can call it out.

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Lines We Can Not Cross

Lines We Can Not Cross

Within and without this state, Lake Tahoe is seen as a pristine paradise. People from the San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of the world come here to escape from the chaos and uncertainty of their daily lives. The shifting climate realities of this region, however, has informed us locals that these problems have already arrived.
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Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal

Most of the time on this here blog, you’re hearing Brian talk about nature, wax rhapsodic about his latest hike, or share his daily purification in the waters of South Lake Tahoe. And if you’re wondering at all whether Medicine Box understands what those who are living in a city filled with food deserts and smog issues is going through — well, we’ve got news.
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WHAT REMAINS

WHAT REMAINS

Some things simply can’t be killed, no matter what you may throw at them, whether it’s disease, war or a big, fat meteor. That may include the cockroaches, but it also includes something pretty well indomitable in the human spirit as well. Medicine Box is built upon nurturing and championing these core strengths, so as we launch off into the Screaming ‘20s, we’d like to remind those beginning this year of what they — and you — can draw upon for sustenance in the months to come.
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MY GOOD FRIEND, COVID-19

MY GOOD FRIEND, COVID-19

Free speech. It’s on the lips of just about everyone you talk to nowadays, and everyone has an issue with what they can and cannot say about our world. Well, plant medicine practitioners have their own unique cross to bear, especially those of us here in California who remember another time, back when we were able to make our own unique connections with the consumer. It’s important, as we end this month’s discussion on the distinctions between our two brands, to remind you that if you’re using plant medicine, there’s more than one way to get well, no matter what anyone may insist upon.
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REBUILDING

REBUILDING

While we’ve thankfully made it past 2020, It’s hard not to look at where we were a year ago at this time without some sorrow. That whole world seems gone now, and it’s hard for most to imagine from here how we return to those things we used to take for granted: gathering or going to the grocery store without fear, treating human beings as something other than vectors of disease and regaining the broken threads of community that we desperately need to heal. In short, rebuilding.
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What Comes Next

What Comes Next

Free speech. It’s on the lips of just about everyone you talk to nowadays, and everyone has an issue with what they can and cannot say about our world. Well, plant medicine practitioners have their own unique cross to bear, especially those of us here in California who remember another time, back when we were able to make our own unique connections with the consumer. It’s important, as we end this month’s discussion on the distinctions between our two brands, to remind you that if you’re using plant medicine, there’s more than one way to get well, no matter what anyone may insist upon.
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The herbs that help you rest

The herbs that help you rest

Not many people are given good instructions on how to get to sleep. Up until recently, it’s been posed as a binary, and indeed, the more stress you put on oneself, the less likely you’re going to get the sleep one needs. The moment to start preparing begins, interestingly enough, when you first wake up. According to sleep scientist Matthew Walker, both your circadian rhythms and the sleep pressure built up by the steady increase of adenosine throughout the day will eventually intersect to bring your waking life to a halt.
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Stop the Censorship of Plant Medicine

Stop the Censorship of Plant Medicine

Free speech. It’s on the lips of just about everyone you talk to nowadays, and everyone has an issue with what they can and cannot say about our world. Well, plant medicine practitioners have their own unique cross to bear, especially those of us here in California who remember another time, back when we were able to make our own unique connections with the consumer. It’s important, as we end this month’s discussion on the distinctions between our two brands, to remind you that if you’re using plant medicine, there’s more than one way to get well, no matter what anyone may insist upon.
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