Dr. Bronner’s Supports Menstrual Hygiene in Rural India

Dr. Bronner’s Supports Menstrual Hygiene in Rural India

Imagine being a young girl growing up in rural India. Your family is poor. Your father is a farmer and your mother is a housewife. You want to go to school and break out of the cycle of poverty. But then, you menstruate for the first time, and people tell you that it’s better to stay home during “that time of the month.” First, you make an effort to go anyway because you don´t want to miss school. You try... Continue Reading

Marking Eight Years of Giving to End the Exploitation and Suffering of Animals

Marking Eight Years of Giving to End the Exploitation and Suffering of Animals

We are proud to mark the eighth year of our philanthropy program to support efforts to end the exploitation and suffering of animals used for food. We make this commitment alongside the company’s other core causes, including regenerative organic agriculture, criminal justice reform, drug policy reform, fair trade & fair pay, and community initiatives in the San Diego area. By the end of 2020, Dr. Bronner’s will have donated over $3 million since 2013 to a variety of leading organizations... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Supports the MORE Act and Descheduling Cannabis as a Controlled Substance

Dr. Bronner’s Supports the MORE Act and Descheduling Cannabis as a Controlled Substance

Earlier this year, we posted about the need to address systemic racism in the U.S. and the mass incarceration of people of color through changes in both state and federal drug policy. We have also been vocal advocates of ending cannabis prohibition for more than a decade, and actively encourage best practices in what is projected to be an industry worth billions of dollars in the coming years. Not only should cannabis prohibition come to an immediate end at the... Continue Reading

Why Dr. Bronner’s Supports Sun+Earth Certification

Why Dr. Bronner’s Supports Sun+Earth Certification

Why are we so fired up about regenerative organic agriculture? Crucially, we know that regenerative organic agriculture builds soil health and sequesters atmospheric carbon, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. In addition, it helps build strong communities and food systems, empowering small-scale family farmers. Dr. Bronner’s feels that regenerative organic principles should be applied to all forms of cultivation, including cannabis in states where it is legal to cultivate.Continue Reading

Reflecting On MAPS’ 34-Year History and What’s Ahead

Reflecting On MAPS’ 34-Year History and What’s Ahead

It’s with a sense of gratitude and shared purpose that I’m reaching out to Dr. Bronner’s Heal Soul Blog readers.  I am grateful for the long-term strategic and philanthropic support that MAPS has received from David Bronner and the Bronner family, which is made possible by Dr. Bronner’s international community of employees, vendors and customers. The support MAPS has received is pivotal to our ability to gather data on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, and other topics discussed in this blog.... Continue Reading

Heal Soul! Victories for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Drug Policy Reform

Heal Soul! Victories for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Drug Policy Reform

We’re celebrating the successful passage of two ballot initiatives that Dr. Bronner’s funded as part of our Heal Soul campaign, which supports public education efforts, advocacy organizations, and political campaigns around the country working to mainstream psychedelic-assisted therapy and medicines to treat depression, PTSD, addiction, and end-of-life anxiety. Both the Oregon Psilocybin Therapy Initiative Yes on 109 in Oregon, Decriminalize Nature DC Initiative 81 in Washington, DC, reported victories on November 3, 2020. These victories represent a pivotal shift among... Continue Reading

Ending the War at Home: Saving the Lives of Our Veterans with Psychedelic Therapy

Ending the War at Home: Saving the Lives of Our Veterans with Psychedelic Therapy

I never saw war coming. Not 9/11, not the conflicts overseas, and certainly not the war that would begin in our own home when we transitioned out of the SEAL teams. The “war after the war” first began between Marcus and me. We were in regular opposition: confused, misinformed—passionate, but misaligned. I was great at shame, guilt, and threats, not realizing that no one wanted to change more than Marcus himself. He was great at lashing out and checking out,... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Voter Guide

Dr. Bronner’s Voter Guide

Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day, and this is your last chance to vote in state and federal elections. Did Election Day sneak up on you? You’re not alone! There may still be time to cast a ballot in your state through same-day registration and in-person voting at your local polling location. Click here to learn more about your state: https://www.eac.gov/voters/register-and-vote-in-your-state While we’ve been saturated with news for months about the high-profile races for the White House, the Senate and... Continue Reading

My Life-Saving Ayahuasca Journey: Healing the Warrior Within

My Life-Saving Ayahuasca Journey: Healing the Warrior Within

As the sun started to rise, I woke up covered in sand and bug bites, hungover, and overflowing with anxiety; I had spent the night on the beach. It was the morning after Thanksgiving and my whole family was in town. The dinner had gone well, fueled by good friends and family, old stories, and, of course, a lot of alcohol. That night, however, provoked a flare-up of anxiety supported by the already stressful family reunion and the disinhibitions of... Continue Reading