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Self Care is a Community Service

Self Care is a Community Service

As activists, it is sometimes hard to shut off the heart and the mind, as the world is in perpetual motion and chaos. Social media is rife with cynicism, excruciating news and clap backs. Our President-elect is the embodiment of every bully, elitist, predator, and well, a lot more. As such, the compulsion to DO […]

Dr. Mitch’s Self-Compassion Chili Recipe

Dr. Mitch’s Self-Compassion Chili Recipe

Get a 4-quart Dutch oven. Try to avoid making jokes. The Dutch don’t really cook like that. You deserve this Dutch oven. You really do. There are lots of things you can cook in it. I’m going to write a ton of recipes for you. They’re going to be great. Really. And they’re all going […]

Detox Your Brain: Silence Your Inner Critic

Detox Your Brain: Silence Your Inner Critic

  Hear that little voice inside your head that’s saying “No you can’t.” all the time? You know, the voice that always leaves you spinning, trying to regain your confidence and focus? I’m not referring to the voice that warns you not to walk down a dark alley. I’m talking about the self-defeating voice that […]

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

PHOTO: James Jordan Suffering and compassion: do they go hand-in-hand?  Are they akin to Mother Theresa and the poor, forever together as though stuck in perpetual balance?  Or is that even balance? To me, balance of two opposites cancels them both out.  Makes them neutral, Par, pH 7.   We suffer; and compassion eases it.  Over […]

Put the Power Here: Reiki and Cannabis as Partners in Healing

Put the Power Here: Reiki and Cannabis as Partners in Healing

I am one of America’s uninsured, and have been for a large portion of my adult life. It’s not that I don’t want insurance, just that I haven’t always followed a career path where that has been an option or a given. As a result, I’ve learned much about a wide variety of natural and […]