Articles about Health
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Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the...
My Special Place in Hell, Courtesy of Unfettered Greed
'Women all over the country can write about the damage done to their lives by the rigged economy and the special place in hell they work to escape daily when trying to fight back.'
On Men's Pain and Transformation
"There is no coming to consciousness without pain" – Carl Jung This article is about pain, its healing, and its transformative importance for men, particularly men in...
10 Things They Won't Tell You About the Flint Water Tragedy
News of the poisoned water crisis in Flint has reached a wide audience around the world. The basics are now known: the Republican governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the free...
Do Not Send Us Bottles of Water. Instead, Join Us in a Revolt
Many of you have contacted me wanting to know how you can help the people of Flint with the two-year long tragedy of drinking water contaminated by the radical decisions made...
How We Used to Die; How We Die Now
An emergency physician’s beautifully written and agonizingly empathic account of “how we used to die” starkly contrasted with how most people die now in our death-defying...
Just Who Exactly Benefits Most From the Global Giving of Billionaires Like Bill Gates?
Is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promoting the interests of multinational corporations at the expense of social and economic justice?
QUIZ: How Is Your Emotional Pain-Body?
In Eckhart Tolle’s opinion, emotion is the body’s reaction to a certain idea, to the mental interpretation of a specific or imaginary situation. The ideas generating emotional...
In the Visible World You Are the Invisible Presence
"In the visible world you are the invisible presence"  ~Mooji By Presence, Eckhart Tolle means being free and independent of psychological time (past and future), and it is...
A Simple and Powerfull Meditation Technique
Let us take a closer look at that, how are the deeper dimensions of Alertness increase their presence in you, and how are you able to get from the state of consciousness...
15 Easy Things You Can Do to Help When You Feel Like Shit
You don’t have to tackle it all at once.
Do You Have Time to Love?
The greatest gift you can offer loved ones is your true presence.
Here's How Negative Thinking Is Changing Your Brain
If you’ve ever found yourself trapped in a seemingly endless loop of negative thinking, or wondered why you fixate on a stray rude comment but easily forget compliments, you...
Rage, Fear, Sadness, Fatigue: The Yoga of Darkness
“Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.” -Carl Jung I once had...
Realize You Are the Earth
“We need a real awakening, enlightenment, to change our way of thinking and seeing things. To breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it, realise you are the...
Advice for the Budding Activist
It began in high school—actually before that—but my my first organizing effort was done senior year of high school. Speaking out against things that seemed unjust has always...
The Neglected Mass Shooter and His Need to Be Seen
At a vigil to honor the victims of Sandy Hook, I read aloud the piece that Rabbi Lerner wrote on December 14th, 2012, entitled: “Banning All Guns is Necessary but Not...
The Difference Between Hot Boredom and Cool Boredom
Hot boredom is like being locked in a padded cell. You are bored, miserable, and irritated. Cool boredom is quite spacious.
Understanding Patriarchy
Patriarchy is the single most life-threatening social disease assaulting the male body and spirit in our nation. Yet most men do not use the word “patriarchy” in everyday life...
In Praise of Self-Helpless
The following is excerpted from The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path by Jay Michaelson, published by Ben Yahuda Press. In the 1990s, a prominent teacher of what’s...
Healing Our Collective Trauma: The Key to Creating a Society Based on Trust Rather Than Fear
Behind the crisis of our time hides the core crisis of human relationships.
The Ecosexual Awakening
From the anthology Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love I hesitate to start an essay with definitions as if I could compel you with force of logic to accept...
I Love Being a Woman
“I am a woman. I am thankful for that, for I like being a woman.” Already this statement, if spoken in full truth, requires a fundamental shift in the worldview of women...
Misogyny and the Healing of the Masculine
My new home of West Asheville is in the news. A local coffee shop, Waking Life Espresso, closed its doors after its owners Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens were outed for hosting...
An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma
The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness
5 Difficult Situations Where 'Letting Go' Is the Best Decision You'll Ever Make
1. When the people you love hurt you We’ve all been hurt before. We let people in, and they shatter us. So we develop a ‘thick skin,’ as they tell us we should. But there are...
The True Source Of Greed
“How much of the ugly does it take to substitute for a lack of the beautiful? How many adventure films does it take to compensate for a lack of adventure? How many superhero...
Ex-hedge Funder Buys Rights to Life-Saving Drug and Raises Price from $13.50 to $750 per pill
A former hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical businessman has purchased the rights to a 62-year-old drug used for treating life-threatening parasitic infections and...
5 Questions to Ask Yourself If You Think Your Partner Is Toxic
“Despite it all, I loved him – and that love was not enough.” How can you tell if your partner is healthy for you? Here's some guidance that can help.
Judge Less, Accept More, and Restore Your Happiness
“Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” ~Sri Chinmoy A few years back, the husband of an...
Ten Films You Need to Watch About The Reality Of The World's Indigenous Peoples
Films that show the complex reality of indigenous health and well-being.
Greed Dies Hard in a Poisoned Land
When Arizona Sen. John McCain met with the Navajo Nation’s tribal government earlier this month at their capital in Window Rock, Arizona, after arriving in a big black SUV, he...
The Man Box and the Cult of Masculinity
Rule 1: There is no man box.
Worried Your Partner Is Emotionally Abusive? Check Out These 7 Warning Signs
There’s a misconception that abusive partners always use physical violence, which can make it hard to tell if your partner’s abusive. Emotional abuse is more subtle – but it...
Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform?
This summer, St. Luke’s Hospital started sending all new moms home from the hospital with a basket of fresh produce, recipes and literature about the importance of a healthy...
Love Is a Limited Resource: On Trauma and Queer Utopias
As a a person who is queer and politicized and poly (though currently with one partner) my newsfeeds on social media are frequently filled with statuses, tweets, posts and...
Addiction, Climate Change, and the Psychology of Recovery
How does addiction relate to our relationship to the living world?
Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food
How industrial-scale farming is actually becoming anti-science.
10 Ways Truly Happy Couples Argue Differently
1. They aren’t going to just throw down. Instead, they’re committed to helping one another overcome problems and conflicts. Simply being mad at the person won’t resolve...
Of Mindfulness, Meditation and Other Aliases
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
A Simple Guide to 10 Personal Care Products You Can Make at Home
You can make everything from Deodorant to Sunscreen using Coconut Oil as the main ingredient. We have compiled ten different recipes in this Infographic as a guide for homemade...
Falling in Love with the Earth: The Revolution That Needs To Happen Starts From Inside Each Of Us
This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body.
Can Green Spaces at Schools Make Children smarter?
Children delight in playing in the patches of grass, trees and playgrounds in and around most schools these days and researchers have long documented how important this type of...
7 Ways to Support Friends When They're Mentally Unwell
Most of us will experience a mental health difficulty like depression, anxiety or addiction during our lives. And at some point, most of us will have a friend or family member...
Our Addiction to Control Is Enslaving Us
Is there a belief about the Universe or about ourselves that causes all of the conflict in the world?
The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things
You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.
Five Reasons Why You Never Want to Be rich
If you’re suffering from ‘affluenza’ it’s time to recognize that you’re sick.
Masculinity Is Killing Men: The Roots of Men and Trauma
We begin the damaging process of turning boys into men long before boyhood ends.
How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes
Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures
Nobel Laureate Backs a New Report Which Describes Animal Experiments as Morally 'Unthinkable'
More than a hundred and fifty academics, intellectuals, and writers, including Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee, have backed a new report calling for the de-normalisation of animal...