An abstract painting of an contemplative woman's face.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nine years ago I was committed to a psychiatric hospital for the first time and diagnosed: Bipolar Type I. I was 29 years old, had led a highly successful life regardless of my impulses and lack of self-care. I had a large community of friends, in various groups of co-workers, social clubs and barflies. Until the […]

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A bright drawing of a man with portraits of various people in the background.

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” (Dalai Lama) Nowadays we live in a very individualistic world, a society driven by ego, prestige and status. It’s all about “what’s in it for me” and how to get the best for “me, myself and I,” whether it’s in a materialistic, educational […]

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An abrastract drawing with a line down the middle - dark themes to the left and light themes to the right with a detached smile.

Reading Time: 3 minutes At some point in our lives we will all feel enduring pain, whether it be from the smallest paper or the loss of of one’s greatest love. We all experience this signal from our bodies that something’s not right. When you stub your foot, your foot is not at ease. When you lose a loved […]

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An abstract, impressionist painting with many bright colors.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Someone shared an article with me saying that we often have a desire to “get off the bus” even for a little bit, when our lives don’t meet our expectations. But what are expectations and why are they so important to us? We often hear, “The less you expect, the less disappointed you’ll be.” Does […]

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An image of a ballerina's torso, one arm replaced with a wing.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever seen a rabbit leap into the abyss of its hole? No thought. No contemplation. Just a simple move to escape, to hide or to win. What is the rabbit’s intention? I’ve been conquering my rabbit hole for years and I think I might just have it figured out. I suppose one could […]

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An abstract painting: bright green shapes in the middle and reddish hues around the center.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Reiki is an energetic form of healing in which one embraces the body’s ability to rejuvenate itself by reducing stress and fostering relaxation. Light equals life. When you live in light and love, you bring more energy into the body, bequeathing a more fulfilled and abundant life. Come out of the shadows and step into […]

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A woman lifting an astral plane.

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not easy to maintain hope in our current climate, yet shifting from the road of despair to the path of vision is advisable. I know this: when I put aside anxiety and focus on the world I want to live in, my heart opens. When I envision the world I want for my descendants, […]

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An abstract painting blurry on the borders, vivid yellows, reds, blues mix in the middle.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Many infertile couples have had to set aside their dream of having children. What is the best response when one of them shares such news with you? A while back I wrote an article, “Sometimes It’s Best to Say Nothing,” that explains what not to say to couples who are dealing with infertility and in […]

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An abstract drawing, black on a white background, squigles with a dark circle in the center.

Reading Time: 5 minutes I was thinking about past events recently and pondering the effect those events would have had if I was successful in my attempt to take my own life. It’s a morbid thought for sure, but it is something that has plagued me for a very long time. I started to think about how my untimely […]

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