Seeking the Grail: Anxiety and Body Image

This past year I’ve come face to face with some of my deeper issues with body image and how that impacts my personal work, my spiritual seeking, and my work as a leader. In fact, I’d say that poor self esteem is one of the most problematic issues I see within Pagan leadership. Poor self confidence (for both leaders and community members) creates many of the problems that cause community blowups. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part 3)

Sable Aradia continues with her series on depression and suicide. This article explores complimentary or alternative therapy options, both mainstream and experimental. [Read more…]

Incense May Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression

All you nag champa lovers have reason to rejoice over Science Daily’s article on incense: To determine incense’s psychoactive effects, the researchers administered incensole acetate to mice. They found that the compound significantly affected areas in brain areas known to be involved in emotions as well as in nerve circuits that are affected by current [Read More…]