Ibogaine: The psychedelic plant medicine that heals your mind

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What if you could take a pill to heal the past. A one-shot medicine to make you a better, more spiritually-aware person. Would you take it? Ibogaine is an indole alkaloid derived from the African shrub Iboga. The Bwity, a religious sect in West Africa, gives this plant medicine to the children in a coming of age ceremony. It is extreme. … Read More

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5 phrases to remember during a crisis

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1. This too shall pass – Thought to have originated from the great Sufi poets, this phrase is a wonderful thing to remind ourselves of when dealing with stress. Buddhism teaches us that there is nothing permanent; change is unavoidable and everything is always in a state of constant flux. Reflecting on and accepting this truth makes it easier to … Read More

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Heroin addiction and ibogaine

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US model Shea Preuger struggled with heroin addiction for six years. “I was a little bit wild I guess. I was bored and I was young and I wasn’t thinking. “I’d been through a few difficult things and heroin just completely numbed any feelings I had. But then, it was difficult to get off it, you know? At the time … Read More

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The cost of constant connection

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All of the creating, connecting, influence to be won, obligations to be met, rough edges to be polished. This is the double-edged sword in an era of hyper-connectivity . The access and opportunity that technology affords us, and the umbilical chord of constant connection that haunts our waking minds with the whispers of hollow mindlessness. It finds me in moments of relative … Read More

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Mental health and spirituality: The missing link

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Mental health is enough to drive a person crazy, except you can’t say crazy, it’s way too offensive. CBT, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, we talk about our emotional well being as though it’s a blistering, cancerous lump. With groundbreaking national campaigns encouraging us to open up about our problems it’s finally ‘time to talk’ about why we’re so damaged, but at best … Read More

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5 lies that stunt your growth

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1. I can’t! – I have listed this one first as it’s the showstopper. When we say believe we can’t do something we’re left stuck at the starting line with no drive to move forwards. The depletion of energy we feel deprives us of the resources we need to finish the race. This stubborn habit requires two steps to overcome. The … Read More

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