Reading Time: 5 minutes Be aware of body responses. Your body is your closest companion for obvious reasons. Anything affecting you shows symptoms on your body. Therefore, it is important to communicate and check your bodily symptoms regularly. Whenever you feel anxious or stressed, it will automatically reflect in your body. Some of the most evident responses are as […]

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An abstract painting of a sacred symbol centering a temple.

Reading Time: 6 minutes Miami—back to its vibrant self, but dead to me. I wanted to write a follow-up to my initial relocation therapy visioning, and I tried; depressingly, I found it impossible to discuss my trip without tripping into pandemic surrealism—none of us want to hear about that right now—so I left. That reduction reads like a joke, […]

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A painting of an adult black man riding the bus behind an older, "better" dressed white man, the former looking dreamingly pensive.

Reading Time: 21 minutes Excerpts from Large-Group Psychology: Racism, Societal Divisions, Narcissistic Leaders and Who We Are Now (2020), written by Vamık D. Volkan, M.D., DFLAPA, FACPsa, in response to the deadly 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Volkan is currently President Emeritus of the International Dialogue Initiative (IDI) and the Senior Erik Erikson Scholar at the […]

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A drawing of a man with a distorted face, reflected as a demon's.

Reading Time: 19 minutes How many times have you contemplated heading to the nearest airport and booking a one-way ticket to elsewhere? How many times have you actually gone through with it? If you haven’t, not even once, that’s probably because you don’t take the option seriously, pathologizing it as an escapist delusion. It isn’t. You may object, arguing […]

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A painting of three lemons, one of them diced.

Reading Time: 13 minutes It’s 2019 and our unlofty New Year’s resolution is to survive, to stay afloat. Maybe it’s because I grew up on the water but I can’t resist aquatic figures of speech in describing the importance of the next few months, which will determine whether our scrappy vessel will sink or swim. We’re already taking on […]

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A woman swan diving through the ground and into the sky.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Traveling is a great, effective treatment for especially two very common conditions, “stuckness” and “notknowingness”, which are often strongly interrelated. The mind plays a significant role in this, creating unhelpful thoughts such as, ‘Who am I? I don’t know what to do. What’s the next step? What is the right thing to do?” Well, if […]

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An impressionistic painting of Earth.

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve probably heard of so-called relocation therapy. It normally refers to moving to a new city; that said, when you think about it there are definitely other times in which moving your ass, briefly or for an extended period, is therapeutic. If you take a closer look there are actually quite a few examples: Cohabitation […]

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"Everybody is Somebody" by Jo DiFulvio

Reading Time: 4 minutes Earlier this year, Thomas Lonesome was working as a case manager at an NGO addressing homelessness. Then, he left NYC for the first time in over 40 year. Making a case for a new form of healing, he recounts how the experience affected him for the better.

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