The Health Benefits Of Creativity (& Why We Don’t Need To Choose Between Conventional & Alternative Medicine)

The Health Benefits Of Creativity (& Why We Don’t Need To Choose Between Conventional & Alternative Medicine)

If you’ve been following what I write, you know I’ve done A LOT of writing about Covid, public health recommendations (including vaccination), and social justice and human rights lately. This is not my typical gig, but given the intersecting disasters we face, it’s felt more important than what I usually write about. That said, what I usually write about (Whole Health) is more relevant now than ever!

A Note To The Vaccine Hesitant From A COVID Researcher & Front Line COVID Physician (& My Sister Keli)

A Note To The Vaccine Hesitant From A COVID Researcher & Front Line COVID Physician (& My Sister Keli)

This essay is written by one of my close friends, a doctor I trust who reads my Facebook comments and asked for permission to respond to all those who are vaccine hesitant. This opinion is my friend's opinion, so please don't attack me for sharing what my friend asked me to share as a public health broadcast. Also, please don't ask me questions, as I’m not resourced nor experienced enough to answer them, and neither are my friends on the front lines.

There Is A Stand Off Between White Privilege & Democracy – Which Side Are You On?

There Is A Stand Off Between White Privilege & Democracy – Which Side Are You On?

In a statement by the President of the Ford Foundation For Social Justice, Darren Walker writes, "I have long believed that inequality is the greatest threat to justice—and, the corollary, that white supremacy is the greatest threat to democracy. But what has become clear during recent weeks—and all the more apparent yesterday—is that the converse is also true: Democracy is the greatest threat to white supremacy... Yes, the ideal of democracy is the greatest threat to the ideology of white supremacy; neither can long endure in the presence of the other.

How Are Those Who Believed Trump Is A Lightworker Feeling Now? Can We Call Them Back In?

How Are Those Who Believed Trump Is A Lightworker Feeling Now? Can We Call Them Back In?

Even as an empath, it's hard to imagine the seething outrage, helplessness, disgust, terror, powerlessness, horror, and understandable hatred Black and Indigenous People of Color and Jewish people must have felt while watching video footage of white supremacists and QAnon followers egged on by a sitting President of their country while some in law enforcement practically rolled out the red carpet for them.

State of The Pandemic (From My Most Trusted Source- A Front Line Covid ICU Doctor, Virologist & Epidemiologist)

State of The Pandemic (From My Most Trusted Source- A Front Line Covid ICU Doctor, Virologist & Epidemiologist)

Rick Loftus, MD is in the same Finding Meaning in Medicine circle with me and our mutual teacher, Kitchen Table Wisdom author and The Healer's Art founder Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. Given his epidemiology background, his smart brain, his position on the front lines, and his huge heart, Rick is my most trusted source for current information about the pandemic, so I wanted to share with you all what he just shared with the doctors in our inner circle.

How To Have A Respectful Conversation About Conspirituality (And Still Protect Yourself With Good Boundaries) With Someone Who is Red-Pilled

How To Have A Respectful Conversation About Conspirituality (And Still Protect Yourself With Good Boundaries) With Someone Who is Red-Pilled

This week, I took a hike with someone I've known for many years, someone who is convinced the conspiracy theories are true, someone who has been red-pilled. We've shared a dance floor and bumped into each other at the same spirituality conferences for many years. I like him. He's a good guy with a sensitive heart, someone who hates conflict and can't stand seeing everyone fighting. Like me, he wishes everyone could just get along.

How Boundary Wounded People Bond In Spiritual Circles (& How To Grow Spiritually Beyond “Symbiosis”)

How Boundary Wounded People Bond In Spiritual Circles (& How To Grow Spiritually Beyond “Symbiosis”)

In some of my latest writings, we’ve been examining some of the shadows of spirituality, including how our wellness, yoga, and spirituality circles got hijacked by QAnon. Many previously helpful wellness influencers went down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories...

The Psychology Of Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories: A Compassionate Lens to Help You Understand Loved Ones You Lost Down The Rabbit Hole

The Psychology Of Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories: A Compassionate Lens to Help You Understand Loved Ones You Lost Down The Rabbit Hole

This post is for anyone whose loved ones have gone down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole, taken on QAnon beliefs, gotten "woke" or "red-pilled," and you can't understand why. If you've lost a spouse, children, siblings, parents, friends, professional colleagues,...

We All Deserve To Breathe Freely

We All Deserve To Breathe Freely

I can't stop pondering why so many of the challenges we're facing as a culture right now revolve around the breath. COVID is a disease that threatens our breathing. West Coast wildfires right now and recent horrific fires in Australia and the Amazon are making it...