Category: Excerpt

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

The Blinding Effect of Trauma: An Excerpt from Sacred Instructions

The Blinding Effect of Trauma From Sacred Instructions by Sherri Mitchell. When we don’t heal our pain, it comes out sideways and derails our lives and damages our relationships. Unhealed pain destroys our ability to achieve true intimacy by keeping us hidden from one another. The imprint of those old patterns is like a giant …continue

Excerpt: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

For Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re sharing an exclusive excerpt from one of our best-selling and most beloved books ever, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Dr. Gabor Maté. Based on Maté’s decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with addicted populations in Vancouver, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters …continue

The Curious History of Pumpkins (+ Recipes!)

A few years ago, we published The Curious History of Vegetables—one part folklore, one part anthropology, and 100% love letter to the secret life of food. In a global deep-dive into our relationships with veggies, Wolf Storl explores the complex, multilayered meanings we’ve ascribed to everything from the elusive artichoke to the humble potato. Since the …continue

A Night Inside the Great Pyramid

Adapted from A Secret Search in Egypt by Paul Brunton   A Night Inside the Great Pyramid The sleeping cats of Cairo opened their green eyes, yawned prodigiously, and then gracefully stretched their soft paws to the utmost possible limit. Dusk was arriving and with dusk began the activity which constituted their real existence—friendly chats, …continue