It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Jiddu Krishnamurti There is perhaps, no despair more intolerable than the struggle of a new mother. A woman who, instead of ooing and ahhing at her soft, sweet-smelling newborn, is withdrawn, apathetic, or on edge, obsessively preoccupied with all
My story isn’t unique. I’m one of many millions of Americans that bought into an unproven theory that depression and anxiety are caused by unbalanced brain chemistry. After taking psych meds for sixteen years, I can honestly say I’ve given traditional psychiatry and allopathic medicine a fair opportunity to bring balance to my brain. It
Do you have one or more of the following symptoms? Unexplained weight gain or loss Swelling, puffiness Low energy, depressed mood Racing heart, anxiety Lethargy, sleeplessness Digestive disturbances, constipation or loose stools Brain fog, forgetfulness Aching muscles, cramps Hair loss, thinning Dry skin, brittle nails If so, you could be among the nearly 200 million
Many of the women I work with are initiated to themselves through a dark night of the soul during their medication taper process. I have become very comfortable holding space for this birth process, not unlike a midwife who reflects back to the entranced birthing woman her primal capacity for creative expansion. Sometimes, something has
Cindy was medically hexed with a Lupus diagnosis 18 years ago, after the birth of her son. In the wake of this, and because of sociocultural conditioning around the fate of someone with this potentially serious autoimmune condition, she shrunk her life to fit what she thought should be the experience of a sick woman.