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

Clarifying Our Support of the Decriminalize Nature Movement and Challenges With Its National Leadership

Clarifying Our Support of the Decriminalize Nature Movement and Challenges With Its National Leadership

Dr. Bronner’s is fully committed to the Decriminalize Nature (DN) movement, but have recently lost faith in its national leadership; however we still fully support regional DN campaigns such as DC’s effort to decriminalize plant medicines.Continue Reading

Keeping What’s Sacred, Sacred Through Unity

Keeping What’s Sacred, Sacred Through Unity

This conservation initiative is an intergenerational bridge. The wise ones are getting old and they still know about nature and stories and the natural ways and songs. We need to be the bridge for sacred knowledge—it is of essence and we have a responsibility to be this bridge and pass things on for a brighter tomorrow for our children and grandchildren. Continue Reading