Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub native to India. It is sometimes called Indian ginseng, because it has many of the same healing properties as ginseng. Ashwagandha is used in Ayurvedic medicine, the ancient Indian form of healing still practiced today. It is also used in Chinese medicine. Both systems of […]

I just finished reading "How to Live -or- The Life of Montaigne" by Sarah Bakewell. Renaissance writers were obsessed with the question of "How should we live life?" Michael Eyquem de Montaigne, considered to be the first "modern" individual was no exception. Reading about his discovery of Skepticism, and more […]