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Problems of Living

Problems of Living

A society should always seek to address things at their root cause, as that leads to the creation of the most healthy and productive society as a whole. In the case of mental illness, despite the myth that has developed regarding the success in fighting mental illness since the advent of psychoactive medicines, in the […]

Circannual Rhythms: Coming Out of Hibernation

Circannual Rhythms: Coming Out of Hibernation

In the past few years, as a collective we have deepened our understanding of the circadian rhythm or daily biological clock with research that won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2017. Yet we are just starting to understand a larger clock; a seasonal clock – what is referred to as a circannual rhythm. Many […]

The Moon Takes Its Time

The Moon Takes Its Time

by Cameron Cash This year, I created Howl at the Moon, a yoga and sound bath ritual offered at La Maida on every full moon. Inspired by La Mer’s New Moon Sound Ceremonies, it is my intention to offer an experience that is the counterbalance to her offering. The full moon is a time when […]

A Natural Approach to Toxic Masculinity

A Natural Approach to Toxic Masculinity

By Jonathan Khorsandi What if I told you there is no good or evil and that our understanding if such concepts can be traced back to a mistranslation around 325 CE? Yes, a case of lost in translation with a dash of ignorance and the classic “looking the other way” gave rise to good vs. […]

Digging Into Divorce Recovery

Digging Into Divorce Recovery

by Andra Brosh, Ph.D The impact of divorce on the psyche, body, and soul is greatly undervalued in our culture. There are very few life circumstances that touch every part of the human experience as much as the ending of a marriage, yet the victims of marital disaster hobble along, and piece themselves back together […]

We Belong to Life

We Belong to Life

by Elizabeth Philipose, PhD There are easier ways to move through this life than we think. It can be less lonely, less separate, and less confusing if we know that there’s a Law and a Truth that works in our favor. When I say our favor, I don’t mean my favor or your favor. There’s no […]

The Wild Edge of Everything

The Wild Edge of Everything

by, Rodnisha Ford, Patient Coordinator Lately I’ve been walking the sharp edge of letting go and remembering. Releasing what no longer serves me while creating space to honor and respect all that came before. In this space, I have found the raw essence of Black History Month. Most, when reflecting on this beautiful month of […]

Trees and Transcendence

Trees and Transcendence

How do we talk about differences with our children? A few weeks ago on Martin Luther King Day, we played his speeches throughout the day in our lobby at La Maida. This gave me great pride to be able to honor this man who gave me such hope and inspiration as a child stuggling to […]

The Science of Compassion: An Evolutionary Perspective

The Science of Compassion: An Evolutionary Perspective

By: Adam Snider and Nicholas Bruss Compassion may be defined as the tendency to notice suffering and have the desire to alleviate it, within other people, oneself, or other lifeforms. While some evolutionary biologists have argued that compassion is beneficial to a species, others argue that compassion is an evolutionary feature that is actually counter-productive […]

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