Category Archive: health

A Visit to the Death Café

Happy All Souls Day… Earlier this week, I went to a Death Café with my mom. A growing worldwide phenomenon, Death Cafés aim to take the fear and denial out of death and… Continue reading

Trillfit & the Power of Habits

I love Trillfit: the hip-hop dance moves give my spinal column all the love of a billion yogic cat-cows, but with kick-ass beats.

swimming in the Charles River

My quality of life totally skyrocketed over this past weekend. That’s because I did something I never thought possible. I swam in Boston’s Charles River. Yes, it was intentional. Yes, it’s perfectly legal.… Continue reading

labyrinths: walking meditations

Are you unsure of the right path to take? Worried about making the right decision? Look for a labyrinth. You can find directories of labyrinths around the world online. With a labyrinth, the… Continue reading

don’t shoot the messenger: gun violence in America

I’m starting to wonder if we’re ever going to get a grip on gun violence. In the past few days alone, a one-year-old baby was shot in the face and killed in his… Continue reading

on sleep & productive dreaming

What is sleep, and what happens when we dream? Getting a good night’s sleep should be simple enough, yet nowadays it’s so difficult. Think about it: your best ideas come when you are… Continue reading

whatever happened to Mary Jane? The politics of pot & the new NORML

With Massachusetts poised to be the 18th state to legalize medicinal marijuana, the politics of pot are set to reach a new high. According to Ballotpedia, the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative, aka Question 3, will appear… Continue reading

left to our own devices

My iPhone is the first thing I pick up in the morning, and the last thing I put down at night. It’s become tethered to my brain, an extension of my physical self,… Continue reading

reflections of an urban cyclista, part 1

I never thought that the act of riding a bicycle was such a powerful political statement until I started riding one every day around Boston. What is it about cycling — or indeed,… Continue reading

sluts to watch out for

Back in the 1980s, when I was at Barnard, there was a pioneering comic strip we used to read called Dykes to Watch Out For. Written and illustrated by Alison Bechdel, the series explored… Continue reading