One is a church-going Christian, the other a Kundalini yoga adept. One believes there is a place, though rarely, for medications; the other has thrown away her prescription pad. One is focused on the brain, the other believes that “fear is the sickness.”  Two authors, two books: psychiatrists unbound from the rules of their profession, … Read more

Food Inglorious Food

This post was rough-drafted before drive-thru food pantries, empty grocery store shelves, and threats of massive food shortages. There’s a mountain of evidence that what you eat can make or break your mood–but suddenly eating clean seems secondary to staying fed. Does that throw the importance of the discussion out the window? Or do I … Read more

New Words for What We Feel

The virus from hell . . . the Earth speaking back to sloppy human greed . . . the suffering of animals in fire, flood, and hurricanes . . . the golden age of dystopian novels and film . . . welcome to our big world of worry now. Around the edges of crisis after … Read more


Who calls herself a priestess–and what’s she so mad about? Or is she mad as in crazy? Or both? A priestess might be a woman considering the various angles of “mental health” and fighting for clarity about what helps to heal the body, spirit, mind–and the Earth. She may have frequent, intimate dialogues with water, … Read more