Why We’re All Addicts and What To Do About It


The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. -Joseph Campbell  Often, patterns of addiction stem from our underlying relationship to fear. To draw upon Joseph Campbell’s words—in the lands of our psyches, there may be caves we fear to enter. Mythologically, these caves represent what is unknown or unconscious to us.  Addictions […]

How to Use Functional Medicine to Detoxify Your Life


Intimacy is what we most long for and what we most fear. -Erwin MacManus To be in an active partnership with life, we must maintain the wellbeing of our bodies. Many people are unaware of how deeply our physical systems affect our emotional wellness. In fact, more and more research is showing that gut health […]

Why Codependency is a Mirror


When caught up in codependent patterns, it can feel as if our whole beings are holding their breath, as though we are waiting on someone else to validate our experiences. Deeper than that, it is as if we are waiting on something outside of ourselves to validate our very existence.  As if the meaning of […]

Why it’s So Hard to Spot Abuse in Relationships and How To Heal


Intimacy is what we most long for and what we most fear. -Erwin MacManus The word intimate has its roots from the Latin word intimus, meaning “inmost, innermost, deepest.” Our intimate relationships draw us into the innermost depths of ourselves and often open our eyes to parts of us we’d rather not see.  Relationships are […]