When I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), one of the first things I did was join numerous AS groups on Facebook.
I sat on a wrought iron daybed facing an open window, and a warm breeze was pooling in. It was the first day in my second foster home. The room was made up to seem welcoming, but its pleasantness somehow felt oppressive. I felt dirty, worthless and consumed by fear.
Our bodies sing the splendor of our natural world: we sing light, we sign shape, we sing breath.
We move rhythmically, we are cyclical, and we bloom and wither. This is why working with crystals can be so much like coming home to ourselves. But our cycles aren’t always so filled of pleasure or illumination. Other times we are consumed by shadow, and less in touch with ourselves, like a geode encasing the crystal—stoic, fixed, unable to shed our skin to glint and glow. This poetic rose quartz ...
AN INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH CASTELLANO
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with author Deborah Castellano, who penned the gorgeous book, Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want. It is a substantial and deeply considerate book-grimoire-power tool, full of anecdotes, prompts, glorious ritual, poetic language, and unabashed empowerment. It's magical, it's self-care, it's bold, and it's sensual. It is a true delight to both read and put into practice. I'm so grateful I got...
You probably hear people talking about autoimmune diseases a lot these days—and that’s because there’s much more awareness around the millions of Americans who live with them. In fact, they’re a leading cause of death in young and middle-aged women, according to research published in the The American Journal of Public Health.ommon (and there are over 100 of them!), many aren’t well-researched, and some of ...
With your Indian Jade Chakrub—also known as green aventurine (yes, it is as delightful as it sounds!)—you have a radiant and kind talisman of opportunity.
How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better.
I needed the stability they provided, but I resented the hole I was supposed to fill in their lives.
Enter Sarah Chavez. I’ve admired her work for a very long time, even before it aligned with my personal views and realizations. Sarah is the executive director of the “Order of the Good Death” and she’s the co-founder of the feminist site “Death & the Maiden” (which I urge everyone to check out). She’s also the host of a brand new podcast, Death in the Afternoon, which you can support here.
Whether you’re looking to bolster your wellness routine, learn more about healthy eating, or find an inspiring Fitstagram account, look no further than Who’s Good, a regular interview series from the editors of What’s Good that catches up with the best, brightest, and boldest the wellness world has to offer.
Brooklyn’s home to an ever-growing witch community, with more and more young creatives identifying as witches. For empowerment, education, nature, community, and a dose of aesthetic magic, you’ll want to visit these five Brooklyn hot spots for a witchy night out or day trip.
Look, we all want drink delicious cocktails for dive-bar prices in beautiful, not-so-dumpy pubs. Right? For all you snobby (but cash-saving) aesthetes, here you go. Bottoms up, babes.
Darling (2015, directed by Mickey Keating) murdered me. This psychotically claustrophobic film is mostly shot within the interiors of a perhaps demonically-possessed Manhattan brownstone. Done in black and white (with its title done in girlish pink script!),