I am so grateful that I was able to — quite literally — flee NYC during the first peak of the coronavirus pandemic in June 2020. I had moved there in August 2003 in my early 20’s, and I had clocked over 15 years living there, entangled in the madness…


We all know of such truisms like “death is a part of life” and “change is the only constant.” Yet, it is one thing to recognize these truisms on an intellectual, hypothetical level, and another thing entirely to recognize these truths on a visceral, immediate level. People have been learning…


Spreading the Spores and the Seeds for Our Individual and Collective Healing: The Paradox of Psychedelics

In this age of the psychedelic renaissance, skeptics and critics abound. Psychedelics are re-emerging in mainstream culture and media for their therapeutic, medicinal, spiritual, and even professional benefits. Humanity is increasingly finding them integral to helping us individually and collectively find healing and wellness. Psychedelics and cannabis are re-emerging for…


#ThankYouPlantMedicine

Today, 2/20/2021, has been declared a day to celebrate the growth of the movement recognizing the importance and power of sacred earth medicines. I take issue with the term “plant medicine” because the intention includes & refers particularly to natural psychedelic and psychoactive substances, but the “plant” label does…


I have seen dermatologists on and off for most of life. From what I recall, every time I would go to the doctor, I would be asked, “How long have you had eczema for?” I often met this question with a blank stare, thinking really? My succinct, matter-of-fact response was simply, “My whole life.”

My skin fluctuates between calm periods and flare-ups. I have learned that my skin’s inflammation is tied to the stressors in my life, the amount of sleep I get, the level of humidity in the air, the food I eat, how much exercise I get, whether I feel connected and…


I was an exceptionally awkward, self-conscious, sensitive child. A middle child to an exceptionally bright, ambitious, and academic father and a mentally ill stay-at-home mother who was overburdened by the task of caring for three children, I found solace and escape through books. They were my original portal to another…

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