Rhus toxicodendron, and the Importance of Etiology

There are moments in your life, as a woman, a wife, a mother and a human being, that one is desperate to get away. Desperate to savor a few moments, hours, or even days in the company of one’s sole, soul, self. Desperate for the silence of solitude and the self-indulgence of letting daily obligation […]

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A Recipe for the Prodromal Period

Most of us will never know if we have had COVID-19, as we will be asymptomatic or will experience mild symptoms which will certainly not warrant harassing the medical authorities to conduct a diagnostic test. As most complementary practitioners do, I believe in maintaining health, as opposed to waiting for a diagnosis in order to […]

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Gifts of the Virusverse – Stepping into the Light

The whispered invitation to let everything fall away arrives in the form of a screaming command from the external powers that be. My family had made a list of New Year’s intentions in January, and finally, on Day One of Social Isolation, we seized the opportunity to indulge in one of them – a family […]

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Coming of Age

I grew up in Barbados in the 80s, and was raised by a village comprising of my parents, grand-parents, great-aunts, teachers, family friends and housekeepers. Barbados is a former British colony, and is probably one of the most conservative of the Caribbean islands. The country boasts one church for every day of the year, which is […]

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