We are not only what we eat, we are all that we consume. We are so fortunate to have so much information available, but discernment in what we feed our brains is paramount to producing good ideas, and to being open enough to understanding the experiences of others.
So here is where I hope to serve your whole health by delivering quality articles that educate, inspire, and articulate the human condition so we can stay in reality and curiosity. Plus art + beauty + LOLZ.
Here we go.
Feelings, feelings, feelings. I’m so tired of them. The fraudulent ones in particular. This article is is like a deadpan emoji looking right at you, feelings. Pretty sure I could make a list like this the size of the phone book. Remember phone books?
Speaking of feelings, here’s a short video explaining how to care for a sad person that suggests rolling the sad person into a blankie roll like sushi, hugging the roll tight, playing the roll’s favorite movies, and feeding it snacks. So freaking sweet. We all deserve this kind of love. I wish this for you.
It’s time to end the erroneous war on (some) drugs. Dealers are incarcerated for illegal drug sales and use, while legal drugs are openly marketed and pushed by respected medical professionals. Medicine is important. It’s useful. It’s just important that we have the capacity to stay curious rather than just accepting what’s being delivered as “good drugs” and “bad drugs”, “dangerous” and “safe”. If there is a compound/medicine that could be legitimately beneficial to mental health, perhaps more research is not the *worst* idea. Ahem. WHY IS SANITY SO MUCH TO ASK FOR. Here is a study that states psilocybin (the chemical in “magic mushrooms”) switches off the part of the brain that causes depression.
And the first comprehensive imaging of LSD’s impact on the brain.
I’m breathless over this artist that created a giant mural across 50 buildings in Cairo without the government noticing. FIFTY BUILDINGS. You can only see the entire thing from a hill. In the distance. Unf.
The Female Empowerment Lifestyle Brand. We Can Do Better. <——-MORE OF IT. IT’S SO GOOD.
While we’re on the topic of female empowerment, here is Toni Morrison talking about her writing career, being a single mother, her experience as a woman of color in a world of gender and racial disparity, her determination own her own experience, even if that experience isn’t always happy.
As a boy mom, and a female human, I believe the cultivation of healthy men who are able to think beyond their own stereotypes, who are adept at emotions more subtle than just anger is paramount to feminism and a more equanimous society. This NYT article takes a look at how colleges are attempting to integrate support for men to improve emotional honesty.
Following your gut? Having a gut feeling? Evidence continues to expound on the importance of digestion to peace of mind. The intestine really is your second brain and the connection between mental and gut health is not just allegorical.
Here’s a thing I wrote about digestion that I’m including here, in case you missed it, or to remind you that I’m doing a live call on Redefining Digestion April 20 — I’d love to have you there. Your health is that important, you dear-hearted sweet things.
Ok. Well that is all for this week.
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