Episode 17: Following Your Intuition

Do you struggle to hear your own intuition? On this week’s episode we answer a listener question about trusting your gut, and why it can be difficult to leave challenging situations. We also talk about how to find the right healer for you, and the signs that a practitioner is the right fit. We end with things giving us life: teas, afrofuturist novels and floral tattoo artists.

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Episode 16: Suppressed Emotions

We’re back ya’ll. On this week’s episode we catch up on what’s been going on for us since our live episode–including challenges, an engagement, silent meditation retreats and speaking gigs. Then we get into our deepest question yet, which touches on substance use, fear, isolation, disclosure and dealing with difficult emotions. It’s a deep question and our answers offer many different ideas for intervention and support. We end with what is giving us life–ukelele dharma songs, Wakanda inspired playlists and spiritual coaching.

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Episode 15: Tonic Live!

On this week’s episode we share our very first live show, recorded in Washington, D.C.! It’s a special one, where we talk about our own self-care practices post-election, get updates from four callers whose questions were answered on the show, and answer new questions live. We even get audience input for our what’s giving you life? segment. Thanks to everyone who joined us at Potter’s House!

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Episode 14: Seasonal Allergies

Are your eyes watery and itchy? Is your nose congested? On this week’s episode we answer two listener questions about coping with seasonal allergies. We also talk about cooking as a wellness practice and preventing burnout for high profile activists. Lastly, the things giving us life: radio stations, family connections, physical therapy

Join us at Tonic: Live! on April 22 from 2-4pm at Potter’s House in Washington, D.C. Get your tickets now. We’re excited to take live questions, revisit some of our past guests, and get to hang out IRL.

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Join us for Tonic: Live! in DC

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Join us live as we celebrate 6 months of recording Tonic Podcast. We wanted to create an opportunity to meet the listeners in our community and show gratitude for the support we have received since we began!

We will be reflecting, giving updates on previous phone-a-healer submissions and taking new questions. We encourage folks to submit a question through Eventbrite when you purchase a ticket and we will create space for a few of our guests to ask their question live during the show. We’ll also have a special gift for attendees as a take-home healing treat.

Join us at Potter’s House in DC on Sunday, April 22 from 2-4pm.

Tickets available here for purchase and if you aren’t able to attend, you can buy a pay it forward ticket to allow someone else to join us.

Episode 13: Post-Concussion Sensitivity

On this week’s episode we answer a listener question about lingering symptoms and extreme sensitivity after a concussion. We revisit the topic of surveillance and political manipulation of Black activism. And, as always, the things giving us life: self-guided retreats, queer television, drag and silent discos!

Join us at Tonic: Live! on April 22 from 2-4pm at Potter’s House in Washington, D.C. Get your tickets now. We’re excited to take live questions, revisit some of our past guests, and get to hang out IRL.

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Episode 12: Herbs for Depression

Have you tried treating depression with herbs? Are you curious about St. John’s Wort? On this week’s episode we answer a listener question about working with herbs to treat depression. We also hear about Karen’s stay at an ayurveda healing village in India–scorpions and all, and talk about how spring is manifesting in our lives right now. We also revisit the question of how movements respond to conflict thanks to some listener feedback. Lastly we end with the things giving us life: music, drag performances, cookbooks and public libraries.

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