Category Archives: Self-Care News

Getting to the Heart of Self-Care

the heart of self-care

It’s undeniable that self-care has been picking up steam over the past few months, but not without mixed feelings. Some still view self-care as a selfish endeavor, calling for a shift to “community care” or some other more socially acceptable term. But I think they’re missing what’s at the heart of self-care. When I joined […]

Mushrooms, Health and Self-Care

paul stamets with a giant mushroom

Before I dive too far into this post, I want to point out that plucking up random mushrooms from your backyard and eating them is a really dumb idea. There are a growing number of known health benefits associated with our fungal friends, but there are plenty of reasons to exercise caution, the most obvious of which […]

The Tent City Next Door

It’s impossible not to notice Seattle’s vibrant homeless communities, sometimes called “tent cities.” I visited one recently and it was a powerfully positive experience. The reason for my visit was primarily to gain a better understanding of the needs, challenges, and living conditions of tent city residents; but, perhaps more importantly, to learn how I […]