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Adrenal fatigue — the main symptom of which is unremitting and total exhaustion—is rampant in the U.S., especially among middle-age women. I might have found this fact interesting in and of itself, but a recent and recurring bout with it has caused me to pause, quite literally, to consider the nature of disease, its meanings, and our role in creating it.
It’s not just a hectic outer life that causes adrenal fatigue; the life of the mind, the achings of the heart and the longings of…Continue
Grief and the holidays are a tough combo. They go together like peanut butter and pickles. Awful. Mourning a loss during this season of joyful celebration is an exercise in endurance and suffering. I know of what I speak: I lost my mother, father, husband, aunt, and step-brother all in December—three in the same December.
For a couple of decades, the advent of winter left me in a pall of bleak emotionality. I would have been perfectly happy if I could have skipped directly from…Continue
“The pursuit of happiness” is an odd phrase in the Declaration of Independence. I think the whole concept of “pursuing” happiness is wrong-headed and, frankly, completely destructive. We don’t pursue happiness; we open to happiness. Ironically, it is the pursuit of “happiness”—youthful appearance, electronic diversions and stuff—which keeps us chronically unhappy. America is the most affluent country on the planet and it also has the highest rate of gun violence, depression,…Continue