Herbal Flu Remedies

It’s officially fall, which means cold and flu season is upon us. Of course, the best offense is a good defense (so wash your hands!), but that’s of little consolation if you’re already stuck in the throes of a terrible flu, cold, or other bug. We’ve compiled natural healing wisdom from some of our favorite …continue

Excerpt: The Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Deck for Kids

Alignment and Sequencing Instructions Sequencing of lessons implies that there is a goal for a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga session or series of sessions—a goal determined by the facilitator. In TCTSY, participants determine what the work is by checking in with their own bodies. The shapes offered or practiced are irrelevant. The work is the same: to …continue

Extended excerpt: Yoga for Better Sleep

Sleep can be delightfully, curiously, even disturbingly mysterious—especially that last one, if it doesn’t seem to come to you when you want (or need) it. We’ve only very recently come to a better understanding of the nature and purposes of sleep, and how it impacts each and all of our physical, mental, and emotional systems. …continue

Excerpt: Apples and Oranges

Apples and Oranges An excerpt from We’ve Been Too Patient by L. D. GREEN When I was 16, I went on a mental trip. I was convinced that if I ate oranges, everyone would know I liked girls. But if I chose an apple instead, I would land only in boys’ beds. But this wasn’t …continue

Excerpt: The Intersection of Mental Health, Communities of Color, and Suicide

The Intersection of Mental Health, Communities of Color, and Suicide BY KELECHI UBOZOH Excerpted from We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health–Stories and Research Challenging the Biomedical Model Recently, I was invited to Sacramento to address the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission’s public hearing on suicide prevention. This oversight body makes …continue