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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Episode 11: Womb Wellness

On this week’s episode we welcome our first guest host, Muneera Fontaine of Peaceful Earth Graceful Birth. With Muneera we talk all about womb wellness–from birth to menstruation to womb steams. We answer a few listener questions about doulas, advocating for yourself with your provider and when is the best time for a yoni steam. We end with the things giving us life–Wakanda, anti-racist mistresses, endorphins and more.

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Episode 10: Dealing with Fear

Does fear keep you from living the life you want to live? Do you struggle with depression? On this week’s episode we answer a listener question about overcoming fear and how to find healing when you can’t afford therapy.  We also talk about navigating harm and maintaining relationships in movement work. We end with things giving us life–books, Will Smith singing La Bamba and trans reclamation of naming ceremonies.

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Correction: Richael – “I’m sorry listeners! I incorrectly claimed that Alice Coltrane is still with us, when she, in fact, became an ancestor in 2007. I believed she was alive because a posthumous album was released under her name just last year. My main point was that Alice Coltrane was alive and relevant after the 1970s, releasing powerful music, so anyone speaking about her work, should acknowledge her contributions after Journey to Satchidananda <3”

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Episode 9: Easing Leg Cramps

Do you wake up in the middle of the night with painful leg cramps? On this week’s episode we answer a listener question about how to ease recurring leg cramps. We have physical tips, herbal tips, dietary tips and even a update from our listener about how the recommendations have landed for her. We also talk about tattoos as expression and forms of healing, and end with lots of things giving us life–music, meditation even figure skating.

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