INTROVERTS AND EMPATHS, LOCKDOWN AND FEAR

As the Covid-19 virus spikes again and some are hitting the pause button on re-opening, I’ve been wondering how the introverts are doing. I find I’m a subset of their type: an empath who needs a great deal of solitude to calm down from feeling too deeply what goes on in my relationships, my locality, … 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

HOW’S YOUR BRAIN? DEPENDS ON WHO’S ASKING

Why is it, when it comes to “mental health,” the US is still a nation drugged to the gills? One in six people take a psychotropic drug. We shoulder our “disorders” like the inevitable baggage of modern life and never ask are we cured yet? Americans believe we’re the best at medical (which includes psychiatric) … Read more

THE PRIESTESS IS MAD

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