Whether you’ve already got your first trip booked in a couple of years, or you’re planning your first post-pandemic vacation, these tips will help you take care of that anxious trip-planner in your skull. Tip… Read More »5 mental health tips for your first trip after the pandemic
Anxieties about relapse, having a psychotic break, struggling with depersonalization, or just having a classic panic attack while traveling, is just generally one of the travel mental health topics I get asked about the most.… Read More »What if you lose control while traveling?
When your Guide struggled with my mental health, I had so many compulsions around food and eating, in restaurants or at home. Those only became exacerbated when eating alone while traveling solo. Over on Instagram,… Read More »5 tips for eating alone when traveling solo.
Compulsively checking your passport may feel like it’s necessary or it will relieve anxiety, but it’s actually a source of anxiety and another particularly disturbing symptom: depersonalization. So it’s useful to cut out checking compulsions… Read More »Travel OCD: Compulsively checking your passport
It’s a very common compulsion to take photos before leaving the house. Not even when it’s a big trip, but just to the grocery store or off to school. There are phone photo archives around… Read More »Taking photos of appliances to relieve travel anxiety.
Growing up, I knew huitlacoche as “corn smut”. It’s a fungus that grows out of corn. And I was terrified of it. It looked like zombie cobs of corn were invading the garden. Looking back… Read More »Huitlacoche – Trying a food that scared me
Buddha’s Five Remembrances, as translated by Thich Nhat Hanh. This is a guided meditation for working on illness and death, accepting loss, and touching the reality of being human. This is NOT a beginner meditation.… Read More »Guided Meditation: The Five Remembrances
Earlier this year, as part of the excellent work they’ve done to bring their meditation community online during the pandemic, Upaya Zen Centre hosted a series of talks on social and environmental justice. The speakers… Read More »Dharma talk on climate anxiety, trauma and justice