Here Are My All Natural Remedies for Depression and Anxiety

Many many years ago my doctor said to me “You really should be on medication. You have too many highs and lows.” I stubbornly refused, telling her that the waxing and waning of my moods in many ways reflected my rhythm of making art. Some of my best work was created during the lows, some of […]

Ayurveda’s Tough Love Recipe for a Good Night’s Sleep

Ayurveda’s Tough Love Recipe for a Good Night’s Sleep (Or How to Sleep Like a Baby) How many articles have you seen lately about getting a good night’s sleep? A lot, I daresay. That’s because it affects us all and any of us can fall prey to insomnia at any time. Don’t we all wish […]

Moving On!

Yesterday I signed a lease on a new apartment in Jersey City. Really, I did. This is not another false alarm like my almost-move to Asheville in the fall of 2012. I am a bit terrified to report that this is the real deal. Moving On! This MAJOR life event unfolded in less than a week. […]

Don’t You Ever Smile?

Don’t You Ever Smile? I remember hearing those four words cut through me like a knife. I was around 15 years old and working a summer job at Dexter Chevrolet in Detroit, MI. I was quiet, shy, introspective and a bit sullen (I was a teenager after all), but nowhere near equipped to toss the […]

A Season For Giving (to Yourself) 2

 Here’s a re-post of an article I wrote two years ago. I hope that this Season For Giving to Yourself 2 self-care tips help you breeze through the often chaotic month of December. I will be taking my own advice this year as the anxiety starts to creep in! The holiday season is all about […]

Soul Food

No, I’m not talking about ham hocks and collard greens. I’m speaking more of experiences that are soul food and how we can access the memories of these experiences to help alleviate stress and keep us in a joyful state. I had one such experience today when I set off on a snowy adventure with […]

You Are What You Eat…and Think and Feel and Breathe

Most people have heard the phrase “you are what you eat” but did you know that you are also what You Are What You Eat…and Think and Feel and Breathe? Just like food, emotions have a physiological effect on our health. Our minds and bodies are not separate entities but are connected and interrelated.If you […]