Stuff by Melina Laroza

  • Locations: News Published

    So the women gathered

    The air changed this past weekend, and on its cooled currents came the first dusting of snow atop Mt. Sopris and a migration of around 130 women from all over Colorado and beyond to join locals at 13 Moons Ranch for the seventh annual Red Earth: The Mountainread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Community is immunity

    In post-pandemic America, folks are working harder than ever in exchange for lesser value. The dollar does not go as far, everything costs more and, for many, self-care is nonexistent. It’s no wonder that essential workers are rapidly feeling burned out. Luckily, there are people in our very community who… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    TRE leads the body home

    Being on the healer’s journey for years has led me to explore how holistic healing differs from Western medicine. Particularly it focuses on four levels of health — mental, emotional, physical and spiritual — rather than just the physical body.

    Many people are surprised to learnread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mending the Hoop

    Whether colonizer or colonized, oppressor or oppressed, we all are wounded from the illusion of separation between Mother Earth, ourselves and each other. Indigenous peoples who live in tribes connected with their roots are perhaps closer than the rest of us to our Mother.

    Woody Morrison, a Haida elder who… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Remendando el Aro

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Ya sea colonizadores o colonizados, opresores u oprimidos, todos estamos heridos por la quimera de separación entre la Madre Tierra, nosotros mismos y entre sí. Los pueblos indígenas que viven en tribus conectadas con sus raíces están quizá más cerca que el resto de nosotros de… read more →