Archive for November 2014
Host Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com interviews Caroline Dow. Caroline is an award-winning Boulder, CO author (awards from BEA Latino, INATS, and Colorado Authors League) with sixteen books in print. She holds a Ph.D. in Luso-Brazilian Studies, speaks four languages, and has lived and traveled throughout Latin America and Europe.
She writes both fiction and nonfiction under her name and the pen name Morwyn. Some recent nonfiction topics are tealeaf reading, the physical benefits of tea drinking, herbs, Brazilian folk religions, aromatherapy, Wicca, and Magick. She also writes Latina amateur sleuths and is working on an historical mystery set in Mexico City. We will discuss her latest book, THE HEALING POWER OF TEA. Contact:www.carolinedowbooks.com .
Paul Strauss, born in NYC, received his first inspiration for his mission in life as a young boy spending summers in the country. Early in life he met a teacher in New Mexican who taught him about the Shoshoni way of life and their view of nature. He also studied plants while on Hopi and Navajo reservations. Adding to his studies of the west, he spent time in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area as well as the Superstition Wilderness area in Arizona. Paul Strauss is the land steward of the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary. A farmer, herbalist, and beekeeper, Paul emulates the life of the “Green Man.” From seed to harvest to product, he works intimately with the plants. The owner of Equinox Botanicals, a small herb business, Paul grows most of what is used in his products. He has lived on his farm for forty years. On today's show, we will review Paul's book, The Big Herbs: The Use and Abuse, Natural History and Identification of Major Tree and Shrub Species in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. Contact Paul: www.equinoxbotanicals.com , www.sanctityofsanctuary.com, www.unitedplantsavers.org , www.goldensealsanctuary.org