Ft. Erica from WildFoodGirl.com!
Forager’s Harvest: https://www.amazon.com/Foragers-Harvest-Identifying-Harvesting-Preparing/dp/0976626608?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=becominghero-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=6e53a607a728b91f804995eca6ec7d0a&camp=1789&creative=9325
Naturalist’s Guide to Cooking Wild Plants: https://www.amazon.com/Naturalists-Guide-Cooking-Wild-Plants/dp/B001RFY9X6?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=becominghero-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=689b0a7547647aaaf760ac36bd170df1&camp=1789&creative=9325
You can read more about purslane from Erica’s website: https://wildfoodgirl.com/2010/purslane-rescue-mission/
and you can get her wonderful recipe for chilaquiles here: https://wildfoodgirl.com/2012/chilaquiles-con-verdolagas/
Erica has an extensive piece on thistle here https://wildfoodgirl.com/2010/thistle-snack-sticks/ and https://wildfoodgirl.com/2019/eating-nodding-thistle-stalks/
Finally, if you’re ready to explore what it could take to become a superhero, get the five day free course here and you may be eligible for the superhero resource list: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/p7y7t7
Jen Finelli is a world-traveling scifi author who’s gone swimming with sharks, escaped being locked in a German nunnery, discovered murals and poetry in underground urban caves, explored jungles and coral deserts, and hung out with everyone from dead people and prostitutes to secret political influencers and Senators. She is coping with life as an MD by telling you stories, and when she grows up she’ll be a superhero.
Science fiction: byjenfinelli.com
Upcoming film: mysweetaffair.com
This whole “Becoming a Real Life Superhero” thing started with a fictional superhero story Jen wrote that helps fund real-life adventures. (You can find out more about BECOMING HERO charity proceeds on its website. What’s the story? SKYE is the storm-tossed comic character out for revenge on the author who murdered his family. JACE is the math-loving blerd trying to escape his father’s deadly legacy. When their worlds collide, Jace must choose between the real world he’s always hated, and the comic book world he’s always loved–and Skye must decide if killing his author will save his world…or damn his soul. Get the book at http://becominghero.ninja/ !)
***To follow my tragic adventures as I demonstrate how the American medical training system is BUILT to create a shortage of doctors who care, please listen to my show on the Emergency Escape Podcast Network: https://emergencyexit.podbean.com/ Search the page for “Death & The Doctor”
There, you’ll hear about the deaths that convinced me we’re doing it wrong; my dream to take modern medicine to those who can’t afford it; and ultimately the reason I left the American residency system.
***Mental health: If you need help, get help. I have suffered with severe mental illness for years and I know it sucks. If you have trouble finding a therapist, please visit betterhelp.com/doctorjen for an online option. I affiliated with them to get you a special link for 10 percent off teletherapy. IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD ONLINE THERAPY, check your options with your local health department or openpathcollective.org. Also:
— Phone number for suicide helpline US: 1-800-273-8255
— Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741 in US; Text 686868 in Canada
— International suicide numbers: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines
— Victor Frankl’s logotherapy book helped me find meaning in my depression: https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/080701429X?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=becominghero-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=124a36ed45d7b61aadc7354c9e9c1b80&camp=1789&creative=9325
— This DBT Workbook by Matthew McKay helped me survive strong suicidal emotions: https://m.alibris.com/search/books/isbn/9781572245136
I am a real physician (publicly searchable Virginia license at 0101265916), but unfortunately, I can’t give you any official medical advice online since we’ve never had an individualized appointment. Instead, I really hope these more general resources help; they are evidence-based and they have helped me. If they don’t help, go find some that do. Your life matters.
(All product links are not sponsors, but some are affiliates, which means clicking them supports my new creations and new charity projects! You can also join me for cool rewards at patreon.com/becominghero)