In Recovery
In Recovery
Nov 23, 2020
Replay: Racism is an Addiction
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As we get ready to gather, in person or virtually, for one of our country’s more complicated holidays, we return to an episode about racism in the United States. Nzinga takes the opportunity to talk about how racism biologically and psychologically impacts our black and brown communities. Yes, this kind of chronic trauma leads to increased substance use disorders. But even more so, this episode explores how racism itself is the addiction of America. 

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Last Day
Last Day
Lemonada Media
Why Do People Cut Themselves?
This week, Stephanie and Jackie are switching roles to answer a simple question: Was I a suicidal teen girl? We start in a closet, revisit a high school therapist, talk to a self-injury expert and watch a tortured student film festival entry. And crying. There’s lots of crying.    This episode features: Dr. Robin Hornstein & Dr. Janis Whitlock     Resources from the episode: Cornell Self-Injury & Recovery resources Healing Self Injury: A Compassionate Guide for Parents and Other Loved Ones, by Elizabeth E. Lloyd-Richardson & Dr. Janis Whitlock  Hornstein, Platt & Associates Counseling & Wellness Centers in Philadelphia Manage Self Harm with the Calm Harm App  Self-Injury Outreach & Support resources Self Harm Crisis Text Line resources  Text “TWLOHA” to 741-741 if you or someone you know is struggling with self-harm.   If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. Contact one of the resources below for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor anytime.    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text line: Text “Connect” to 741-741 The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386   Season 2 of Last Day is created in partnership with The Jed Foundation. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. You can find tips, tools and resources for taking care of your emotional health available at:   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.   Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows. See for privacy information.
1 hr 2 min
Medicine Stories
Medicine Stories
Amber Magnolia Hill
74. Womb Sovereignty, the Dark Feminine, and Mythopoetic Pregnancy Release - Samantha Zipporah
Your ancestors are with you every time the portal of the womb opens; our blood connects us to our lineage, to the mythic archetypes that hold meaning for us, and to our deepest inner selves. Whatever sort of womb release you experience, it lies on a continuum of commonality with all releases. Let us explore these interconnections so that we can be deeply rooted in our own bodies. TOPICS: * How Samantha got into this work * The womb as a source of pleasure and power, instead of pain * There is cellular alchemy no matter how a pregnancy ends (birth, miscarriage, abortion) and commonalities between all the different kinds of pregnancy release * Abortion is a nexus of sex and death and birth * The Dark Goddess and the Underworld Journey- seeing the release of a pregnancy through a mythic lens * Modern medicine is an industry, not a healing modality * The psychospiritual process of menstruation: when the cervix is open we can more easily access other states of consciousness * The Sacred Yes- what we are saying yes to when we say no to a pregnancy * Honoring death as a healing need in our culture * Function and access to Misoprostol * Understanding the two categories of abortion: mechanical and chemical * Demystifying the idea of a "natural abortion" * Herbs: emmenagogues and abortifacients  * Sitting at the feet of the plant elders * Systems of false authority, persecution, and the witch wound * How shame and secrecy around abortion can prolong bleeding * Conscious contraception * Giving yourself a 40 day postpartum healing period after any pregnancy release LINKS (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at _ * _Samantha’s website_ * _Medicine Stories Patreon_ (podcast bonuses!) * _Medicine Stories Episode #73_ * _Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess_ by Demetra George * _Herbal Healing for Women_ by Rosemary Gladstar * _Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom_ by Dr. Christiane Northup * The _Womb Sovereignty Song_ performance (can also find on Soundcloud) * _Self-Managed Abortion, the Law, and CODIV-19 Fact Sheet_ * The _Self-Managed Abortion podcast_ * _Red School_ * _Guttmacher Institute Stats on Induced Abortion in the United States_ * _BBC reporting on abortion rates_ * _Wild Power_ _by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer_ * _PlanCPills.org_ * _If/When/How_ * _Women on Waves_ _film_ * _Women on Web_ * _A New View of a Woman's Body_ _by Carol Downer_ * _Samantha Zipporah's Patreon_ * Take our fun _Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine?_ Quiz * My website _MythicMedicine.love_  * Medicine Stories _Facebook group_ * Mythic Medicine on _Instagram_ * Music by _Mariee Sioux_ (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
1 hr 26 min
Mental Illness Happy Hour
Mental Illness Happy Hour
Paul Gilmartin
#522 Catie Osborn
Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, and living with myoclonus-dystonia. Be sure to check out her new podcast Catie & Erik's Infinite Quest: An ADHD Adventure. More About Our Guest  Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, and living with myoclonus-dystonia. Be sure to check out her new podcast Catie & Erik's Infinite Quest: An ADHD Adventure. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is our FB is and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services --------------------------------------------------- See for privacy information.
1 hr 36 min
The Plant Path
The Plant Path
with Sajah & Whitney Popham, founders of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism. Herbalist, Spagyricist, Medical Astrologer
Developing Your Herbal Competence and Confidence
As we walk the plant path, there eventually comes a time when we come up against certain blocks that prevent us from reaching that next level in our practice of herbalism. While it's critical that we learn the external skills, strategies, principles and practices to become an herbalist, there is also an internal component to our work as an herbalist that is essential to address. In order to be the greatest herbalist possible, in order to reach the next level in our work with plant medicines, there is a necessity to cultivate a new level of confidence and competence in our work- that is, attending to our inner and outer development. In this video, I share with you 3 critical ways you can develop both your herbal competence and inner confidence that help you to move beyond any blockages you might be facing towards being of service to your family, community and clients in deeper ways. ———————————— CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY ———————————— To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels: Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: ———————————— ABOUT SAJAH ———————————— Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy. His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. Sajah’s approach honors and acknowledges the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of plants for a holistic model that uses the whole herb to heal the whole person. He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. ———————————— ABOUT THE PLANT PATH ———————————— The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines. A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism. ———————————— WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST? ———————————— If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.
24 min
Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed
Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed
susun weed
Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed with guest, Pat Alva-Kraker
Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest, Pat Alva-Kraker. After a 35-year career in the IT industry, Pat Alva-Kraker was faced with a series of challenges that altered her professional life forever. She was let-go from a major technology company, her husband of 22 years suddenly passed-away, their shared business had to close its doors and Pat is now a breast cancer thriver. At this juncture, Pat stepped onto her own journey to elation. Along the way she realized she can inspire other women to own their feminine power and create a successful business and lifestyle. Pat Alva-Kraker is the author of the #1 Best-seller “Katherine’s Quest: One Woman’s Journey to Elation.” Today, Pat Alva Kraker, travels the country and the world, Live and Virtually, assisting women business owners and entrepreneurs alike to overcome any obstacles, stay heart-centered, scale their business with ease and grace, and affirming their right to financial freedom while creating a life they love. For more info, you can visit her website at Q & A topics in this episoide include: weeds as medicine and nourishmentcaller followup: how anger manifests in the bodyCOVID19 vaccination reactions/non-reactionspros & cons of vaccinesexposing mushrooms to sunlight to initiate vitamin D productionwashing fruits & vegetabkleswater purityheartburn reliefincreasing circulationalcohol used for making tinctureshealing the relationship with darkness
2 hr 1 min
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