Don't Buy Your Wellness
Health & Wellness

WTF is Wellness: Don’t Buy Your Wellness, Become It

“Full Moon Ritual Set on Sale $28” “Includes powerful crystals to heal unwanted traumas, Smudge stick to clear your space, Chakra healing tea to balance your inner energy, And intention setting journal to approach the new year with potent initiative.” OKAY…STOP. JUST STOP RIGHT HERE. What about this ad is harmful to your mental health?

Read More »
Health & Wellness

WTF is Wellness: WE ARE ALL BROKEN

Disclaimer: This is not a feel good article, we are going to explore some uncomfortable territory that might trigger your defensive self, but trust me, all of this information is meant so that we can educate ourselves, be empowered in our evolution and trust ourselves more deeply 😉 There’s an expensive myth going around right

Read More »
sage
Herbalism

[WTF is Wellness] Spiritual Practices We Stole: Smudging

Here we are. We have officially arrived in the era of Build-a-Bear Spirituality. Not that there is anything inherently wrong with building our own daily spiritual experience a la carte, but cherry-picking culturally appropriate practices while remaining ignorant of what the process might require if we really want it to nourish us and not harm

Read More »
WTF is Wellness: New Age Spiritual Tourism aka Spiritual Colonialism
Health & Wellness

WTF is Wellness: New Age Spiritual Tourism aka Spiritual Colonialism

Pop Wellness Entertainment is just that, really entertaining.  It feeds our salacious materialism with crystals, tarot decks, wide brimmed hats, panchos, singing bowls, prayer flags, yoga outfits, mala beads, etc… Pop Wellness boosts our egos and projects a false sense of ownership over traditions from other cultures. Studios and communities trivialize these traditions and objects

Read More »
Relinquishing Pop Equanimity aka Chosen Ignorance
Health & Wellness

Relinquishing Pop Equanimity aka Chosen Ignorance

A lot of us read in horror of the massacre in Sudan, the shooting that just happened in Virginia, and every day we pass homeless people here in NYC. Inequality is a constant theme across all human categories, and we see global scale human rights violations happening daily. So, why are so few people in

Read More »
Cultivating Rational Wellness
Health & Wellness

Cultivating Rational Wellness

Exploring the Echo Chambers of Toxic Positivity vs. Depth Positive Psychology The wellness industry is massive. It is one of the largest in the world, yet many of the products and services being offered are still irrelevant for a majority of the global population. Thanks to the powerful impact Instagram has had on the industry,

Read More »
X