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qigong

This blog post is formed as a letter addressing my friend who teaches qigong.  I thought it might have a broader appeal, talking about health, therapeutic relationship, fatness, and grief.  I don’t go into how qigong helps me feel amazing–my body feels free and loose, almost magical, humming with goodness.  Another time I will explain… Read More »

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sacred time

“I never thought of detox as a sacred time,” Ming said.  He’d just read my blog post about detox and the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective dance party. “Yeah, I think it is,” I said.  “Doing something different, for a good reason.  Kind of like being pregnant.  There could be suffering, but it has… Read More »

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no fun land

“Well, that was a lil foray into No Fun Land,” I told Ming. He’d been worried my old stomach ulcer was cancer.  He heard this lecture, maybe a CEU for his nursing license, about ulcers–it freaked him out for my well-being.  Poor sweetheart.  I comforted him with multiple facts: My iron level is great, so… Read More »

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altered state

I had an experience where I went into a mentality different from my usual and got a message from my mom.  It was an altered state, like when people use mushrooms, LSD, peyote, fasting, or holotropic breathing to enter an altered state.  Or psychosis, delusions, visions, or other mental health experiences that are common for… Read More »

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grateful

grateful to be well I’m grateful we’re well.  The houseguest coming here on a plane, we tried to be smart about germs, but that was hard to do, traveling in a car together and eating together day after day. Visiting the Shut Down Creech protest last week, we hugged a few people, and sharing close… Read More »

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why we pee

Oh hey, how are you doing?  I wanted to tell you.  I figured out why we pee.  It had been bothering me for some time. I think about lizards–I learned about a lizard in the desert who does not pee.  They poop out poop, but also poop out pee.  Once a week or whatever.  They… Read More »

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thank you

Thank you for being there for me to check in with.  Wow, I’ve been stressed and learning a lot.  Sometimes I think I’ve been learning too much–moderating has never been my skill! Thank you to Ming for lots of care, understanding, interconnection, and doing life so skillfully with me.  Most couples, one or both might… Read More »

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econoline

“Is that a collector’s item?” Ming asked about the Econoline in my hands. “Well, I just collected it,” I said.  “So I guess so.” We were walking in the desert.  We needed some fun really bad.  So we went out early in the morning–Ming drove us to Red Rock.  We walked a little longer than… Read More »

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blessed are the abortion providers

Blessed are the abortion providers.  Thank you to all the people in my life who’ve stood by me, believed me, understood me, respected me, and valued my choices and my choice. Wouldn’t that be cool if the world was full of kind people who don’t want to use, violate, abandon, rape, violence, or otherwise harm… Read More »

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how to be happy

A friend told me I’m positive.  I told him that I cultivate it.  Positivity is part of how to be happy.  I wasn’t born cheerfully looking on the bright side.  My mom could be forced-positive, but my dad was cranky and bitingly negative much of the time. I endured harm as a child and teenager. … Read More »