The question embodied in the title of this article is one that has never fully escaped the weaves of my inquisitive mind. In medical training we are taught that vaccines prevent acute illness, thwarting sometimes life threatening infections by various microorganisms. Certainly, the prevention of a life-threatening infection is an alteration of a child’s health
You may have noticed that my approach to women’s mental health deviates from the norm – from what is being taught in medical school and what is being offered by doctors around the country. I believe that our current model is outdated and disempowering. Take a look at posts in this category to discover a new, powerful way to take more control of your health than ever before.
One of the many gifts of this time has been aligning with friends and colleagues who share my views on health as a celebration of human life. I’m grateful for this conversation with a treasured ally and pioneer, Dr. Thomas Cowan. In this in-depth discussion, we cover a wide range of topics that all come
This blogpost was written prior to March 2020. If Seinfeld and Woody Allen had a love child, it might have been me the week of my first silent retreat experience. The neurotic detritus of my mind even started to make me smile inwardly with compassion. After this sit, I’ll go pee, then I’ll make myself
Recuperation. It’s a term I recently learned1 that refers to “the process by which conservative forces sterilize subversive ideas before integrating them back into culture in a non-subversive form.” This term is aptly applied to everything from the appropriation of psychedelics by the FDA and ivory tower institutions like Johns Hopkins to the witch hunts
Many argue that the real pandemic is dependence on authority, fear of judgement, and an inability to critically think. But are these human qualities or are we conditioned to disconnect from our own inner compass in service of authoritarian power structures, from birth? Have you asked yourself where you learned obedience and rule-following as a