therapy

Humor 101: A Psychologist Explains How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Humor 101: A Psychologist Explains How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Every single person on earth needs therapy, but few know how to make it the most curative process since ham. Simple guidelines can help you turn pedestrian treatment into a top-of-the-line analysis with all the associated hyphens. These steps will have you on the yellow brick road to the emerald city of common unhappiness as […]

There is No Easy Check Box for This: Stigma, Mental Health, and Silence

There is No Easy Check Box for This: Stigma, Mental Health, and Silence

Trigger Warning: This article discusses depression, suicidal thoughts, and similar concepts. The nightmares, they really fuck me up. Two or three times a night, I’m jerked out of a sound sleep into immediate full wakefulness. Heart pounding, I come to, like a fish yanked out of water. Desperately gasping to find my breath. Every. Single. […]

Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

What is psychedelic therapy? Psychedelic therapy is a mode of treatment that uses psychedelic drugs (such as LSD, MDMA, psilocybin, ibogaine, ayahuasca, or others) to enhance the effectiveness of therapy. Psychedelic therapy is only administered a small number of times, as opposed to traditional drug-based treatments which require patients to take medications every day, sometimes for […]

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Gardening is a well known therapeutic, and luckily for some inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail, they are allowed to participate in a special horticulture program which teaches the joys of planting, maintaining and harvesting a garden in the ever-changing Utah climate. Citizens are encouraged to attend tours of the garden offered by the […]

Increase Your Functional Energy: Tips and Tricks

Increase Your Functional Energy: Tips and Tricks

PHOTO: Danielle Moler, Creative Commons I recently wrote about the importance of balancing suffering and compassion.  In the end, it took a potentially esoteric direction lacking in actual useable information.  But alas, when the words are a-flowin’ who am I to stop them, eh?  This time, I’d like to offer some examples of functional ways […]

Cannabis Helped My Depression And Post Traumatic Stress

Cannabis Helped My Depression And Post Traumatic Stress

PHOTO: ‘Resettled Farm Child’ Dorothea Lange, 1935 Trigger Warning: This article discusses self-harm, suicide, and bullying. If you’ve met me in person, you might not realize that I suffer from severe, chronic depression. Depending on what I’ve worn, you might not think someone so outgoing and openly dorky could possibly be hurting. If you’ve only […]

[NSFW] From Kissing to Snowballing: The Fine Line Between Fetish and Freak

[NSFW] From Kissing to Snowballing: The Fine Line Between Fetish and Freak

A good friend of mine, whom we shall refer to henceforth as Mother Posterior, is in a fairly open relationship with his partner, with ground rules of course. He fancies himself a sexual therapist of sorts; he meets younger men, all of legal consenting age, and rather than simply pleasing each other sexually he likes […]

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

“I noticed a dime size spot on her scalp when she was about a year and a half.” For little Eliza, foods she has eaten have broken down her immune system and left her susceptible to a difficult and little-studied disease—Alopecia Universalis. “I thought it was from sleeping on one side more than the other,” […]