Anxiety


The warmth of May

The warmth of May

Spring re-orients our linear experience of life (birth, growth, death) to the circular rhythm of the natural world. And in spring I'm reminded that I'm smack dab in the middle of the growing time, a season of life bursting at the seams with creativity and activity.

The embodiment of well-being

The embodiment of well-being

My well-being does not live in a Maine cabin we visit on the weekends. It does not live in our bank account. It doesn't live on a boat in Berkeley. Or reside in that laundromat in Albany. It is not dependent on a future life with less city driving.

The irony of the real me

The irony of the real me

When I feel secure I want to go places. I open myself to adventure. But adventures lead to unknown territory, a certain amount of "leaping out in faith", moving past what you can plan, and all of that feels threatening to my security and stability.

At the end of winter I publish a new blog series (and a surprising insight about energy)

At the end of winter I publish a new blog series (and a surprising insight about energy)

Getting ready to publish a five part series inspired by a weekend ski trip in February. But first, let me tell you about this winter in which I was busy, energized, and happy. Happy, in winter!

Herbal Mushroom Chai (and some talk about adaptogens, stress, and anxiety)

Herbal Mushroom Chai (and some talk about adaptogens, stress, and anxiety)

A brief discussion of adaptogens, cortisol, stress and anxiety. And how we can nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits with nutritional supports and cozy rituals, like the brewing of warm beverages in winter.

A review of a farm spiritual retreat

A review of a farm spiritual retreat

This past spring I went to visit and volunteer at a farm in New York. It was a spiritual retreat. I didn't know how desperately hungry I was for this kind of experience until I was there, feasting on it.

A season of discomfort

A season of discomfort

Making changes can resolve a present discomfort. But when we resolve this discomfort, a new one will arise. After you encounter this pattern enough you start to clue in that discomfort is part of the human experience.