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Indigenous Peoples' Day Meaning and Ways to Celebrate

Above: Karen Elizabeth Wapato swimming from Alcatraz as part of PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week   People are celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day today with peaceful protests, political actions, marches, panel discussions, sunrise and sunset ceremonies, prayer, education, traditional dancing, art, music, festivals, and memorials.  We're honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day in two ways and invite you to join us: Educating ourselves. Here are just a few of our favorite resources: Water scientist and legal scholar Dr. Kelsey Leonard, Native Women's Wilderness on Instagram, the All My Relations podcast, the Natives Outdoors reading list, and the blog post Before Standing Rock, There Was Alcatraz. Donating to PATHSTAR. Speaking of Alcatraz, PATHSTAR supports sustainable health and well-being practices in Native American communities through hands-on experiences, like community gardening, cooking together, field trips, and, most famously,...

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Tips for the new season of self-care

We said good-bye this week to both a watershed and unceremonious season of heat. On one hand, we experienced what felt like the longest, hottest summer ever; on the other, the season changed to fall in the blink of an eye. It’s hard to pinpoint the changes our bodies and minds go through while the world is turning, but the twists and turns of life eventually catch up to us — and that can mean aches and pains.  Turning to natural healing components is the way to go because your body actually knows how to heal itself; sometimes we just need a little boost from Mother Nature. Enter Green Bee Deep Calm Massage & Body Oil. While we certainly encourage its...

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