Episode 6: From Denial to Acceptance

Is it hard for you to accept difficult truths about yourself? Do you wonder about how to stay hopeful and positive while accepting challenging truths? On this week’s episode we answer a listener question about moving from denial to acceptance. We also share our favorite end of year rituals, and talk about the innovative anti-racist work Richael has been working on. As usual, we end with things giving us life: dogs, comedians, emo music and a gratitude practice.

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Oh, and a correction! The solstice is on December 21st, not 22nd.

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Episode 5: Taking Things Personally

How do you care for yourself while remaining connected and caring? Do you struggle with not taking things personally? Are you an empath? On this week’s episode we answer a question from a listener who struggles as an empath who also tries to live by the principle of not taking things personally, inspired by the Four Agreements. We also talk about astrology as a tool for social change, and the things giving us life this week: holiday rituals and music.

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Episode 4: Anxious Sleep

Does anxiety interfere with your sleep? Do you struggle with letting the day go in order to rest? On this week’s episode we answer a question from a listener who has trouble going to bed, and thinks it might be related to anxiety. We’ve got a lot of suggestions for this issue, from sleep hygiene and rituals, to dealing with electronic and ambient pollution, to herbal assistance. We also talk about staying centered in these political times, the benefits of squatting and, as always, a few things giving us life.

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Episode 3: Winter Immune Support

Do you dread the coming of winter? Maybe you hate the colder temperatures, the bone-chilling winds, the lack of sunlight, or perhaps it’s the seasonal illnesses. On this week’s episode we answer a question from a listener who struggles with a persistent cough during the colder months. We also revisit the concept of soul theft in a response to a follow up from Episode 1, and the very real threat of government surveillance of Black activists right now. And, as always, we end with a few shout outs to things giving us life: a soothing natural juice, a young adult fiction novel and life celebrations.

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Episode 2: Abundance

What does it look like to engage with the world from a place of abundance? On this week’s episode we answer a listener’s question about cultivating abundance in your life. We also talk about #metoo and offer some tips for caring for yourself amidst so much disclosure about sexual assault. Lastly, we share a few things giving us life these days, including a plus size model and a throw back song guaranteed to get you moving.

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Episode 1: Meet Your Healers

What does it take to find yourself after a divorce? How do you make room for yourself while parenting a young child? On this first episode of Tonic, we offer some answers to our very first caller who is searching for herself post-divorce. We also spend some time allowing you to get to know us a little (or a lot) better. Lastly, we share what is giving us life these days.

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Theme music by Audiobinger.

Introducing: Tonic

Our new healing advice podcast is here, and we need your questions!

Introducing a brand new show from healer/activists Richael Faithful, Miriam Zoila Pérez and Karen L. Culpepper!

Tonic is all about giving you advice for what ails you–whether it’s life, love or challenges with self-care and spirit. We’ll be answering your questions and bringing our expertise as healers of color who believe that to get free we all need to be well cared for.

Send us your questions as a voice memo to tonicpodcast@gmail.com and we might answer your question in our very first episode!

And subscribe to the show on apple podcasts here.