Asian Heart Mind Body Collective

5: Herbalism & Healing Cultural Disconnection

September 30, 2021

The hosts are joined by herbalist Rebekah Sze-Tung Olstad to explore her fascinating healing path to reconnect with her mixed-race Chinese ancestry. Her adventure takes us to Cuba where she learns about plants for the first time and has a mysterious remembering. Rebecca discusses how plants have helped her cultivate deeper relationships with her ancestors. She also shares her community work to organize folks longing for cultural gathering and healing through arts, cooking, astrology, and magic. Finally, Rebekah suggests practices for reciprocity and respect of the land and indigenous peoples. At the end of the show, Rebekah leads us through a sweet plant meditation where we actually sit with plants from our home.

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