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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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Physical Pandemic Prep

Physical Pandemic Prep

Alright! In betwixt the spiritual and the mental prep, you’ve also been doing some physical prep for your eventual re-entry into polite and not-so-polite society. It’s possible that a lot has changed with you since this all began. In fact, it’s possible that your daily yoga or Peloton routine has kept you alive and sane throughout the entire pandemic.
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Spiritual Bypassing

Spiritual Bypassing

Around the terrain here in Tahoe, you’ll occasionally see the bumper sticker “Too ascended to be offended.” This always makes me shake my head — it reminds me how quickly WE enjoy doubling down on all the things we imagine THOSE people can’t stand. Because by now, everyone should have gotten the celestial download on spiritual bypassing, but they aren’t if they haven’t learned that far from ascending or transcending, spiritual bypassing represents complacency and paralysis.
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Conspirituality

Conspirituality

Earlier in the year, we were called to send out an email regarding the infamous QAnon Shaman, and the toxic ideology he and his kinfolk brought into the White House. While our country has moved on to other collective pains since then, the embers still glow.
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Dis-integration

Dis-integration

Over the past four years that we’ve opened our Medicine Box, we’ve learned one important thing about plant medicine: people need to complete the circuit. It’s never been about a magic pill that makes a person all better. Community and collaboration fill in the blanks.
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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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