People tend to go through several doctors before getting an autoimmune diagnosis, and often, understandably, hope that the naming of what’s ailing them will be the first signpost on the road to healing. But the naming can sometimes do more damage than good.
My sister (Nicole Auerbach) is a rabbinical student. She wrote an amazing sermon on the importance of rest. I felt it was EXTREMELY relevant to the work we do here. Check it. How Will You Spend Your Sabbatical? by Nicole Auerbach I. I don’t know about you, but I could really use a sabbatical. Can you imagine? A whole year
So, my friend wrote me this email: Ok you come home at 2am starving and you didn’t eat enough for dinner, you look in the fridge and see your raw carrots and chard and frozen bones and then you see your roomates’ chocolate, granola, peanut butter, cheese etc… I’m trying to think of emergency foods that have a certain yumminess…
The Canaries: Photographer Thilde Jensen’s Portraits of Men and Women with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Documentary and Editorial photographer, Thilde Jensen’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with MSC in 2003. She fled the city which had become too toxic for her to live in, moved upstate, and set about photographing others with the same condition.
This breathing meditation is one of my faves. It’ll cool both your body’s core temperature and your mind in about 5 minutes.
In this article for Clustermag, filmmaker, writer, founding Canaries group member, and all-around phenomenal human, Carolyn Lazard, talks about living with three autoimmune conditions— her initial diagnosis, passage through medical system limbo, and the clash between productivity and disability.
You are what you eat… you are what eats what you eat…
How brain function may differ depending on which microbes are found in our guts
Regina Harrell talks about the clash between personal care and modern technological templates
Dr Rita Charon rolls up her sleeves and immerses herself in the study of story, focusing her clinical practice on the rich and complex resource of narrative that each patient has to offer.