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"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • Lots of events this month! And one online, for those of you not based in New York.
  • I don't publicize my consulting work often but decided to add some portfolio selects to my site. Keep me in mind for wellness marketing and curation work and I’ll keep bringing the plants.

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RX Newsletter | on protein, minimalism, and wisdom from Watts

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  • Last month, I hosted a cooking class dinner party at the WOOM CenterSee photos here. Visit them for sound meditation or groovy yoga. Stay tuned for more foodie things from RX.
  • My Journalism degree is coming in handy again. Read some of my latest plant-based pieces for other publications here.

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"What you do is what the whole Universe is doing at the place you call here and now. You are something the whole Universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing." - Alan Watts

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RX Newsletter 017: Curing anxiety. And, free stuff.

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  • If I weren’t sending this newsletter from a snowstorm, without power, I’d be more tempted to try this routine. Maybe come summer: The Benefits of Getting an Icy Start to the Day
  • Pinole is the new quinoa.
  • A nice lineup of ayurvedic herbs to make more regular.
  • The only wedding idea I may ever include in this newsletter.
  • A new book, Ingredient, had me excited – I care a lot about food as ingredients in the meal of life – but it turns out this one is more chemical and chef-targeted than for the general food consumer. Which is actually fine by me as it leaves room for my book. Just to put that out there.
  • Bon Appetite launched a new read that I am totally fanning: Healthy-ish.
  • This newsletter is late because I was distracted by politics. Here's some perspective, and writing advice, from George Orwell: Politics and the English Language.

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The past month+’s mission has been to cure anxiety. Really. This subject is a life-long study for me, and an issue for so many others. Some of where I’ve been lately:

  • The ketogenic diet. I'm testing it again, and being strict. Note: it is not easy. And I do not recommend following the internet’s version of it (lots of meat). A plant-based (vegan, raw if you can) approach is powerful. If you’d like to try it with me, feel free to reach out.
  • The article I’ve shared most with my clients this month: Probiotics Over Prozac: Ketogenic Eating for the Best Brain
  • The Chemistry of Calm is a good look at specific neurotransmitters’ roles in fear circuitry, plus nutritional support for each.
  • From the message board rabbit holes, check out this fellow’s supplement “stack”: Valium Without the Valium.
  • This quiz can help assess which type of anxious you are - an important distinction too rarely considered.
  • The next step in all of this is amino acids, which are the precursors to neurotransmitters and ideally something we're eating enough of to support a natural homeostasis, rather than a supplemented one.

RX Events

  • Online, offline, February and March – there are a lot of RX events on the books. Join, share, both, neither.
  • I’m also continuing to work with private clients. If you’d like a session, or know someone who would, referrals are rewarded.
  • Reminder: I’ve started working with Causely, which makes a donation to a good cause every time people check-in at RX. Do it from FB or IG, absolutely any time. Seriously, every day if you want.

Misc: Friends and the free stuff

RX exists because of you. If it weren't for the peeps, I'd just be over here talking to plants. So, it's with particular pleasure that I get to share friends with friends. Some of those:

  • ADAY: Simplifying wardrobes with functional, versatile fashion in the name of less stuff and more space for things that really matter. Use our code 'MostlyPlants' for $10 off and free shipping. (Thank you, Meg!)
  • Sweetgreen: The only place I’ll break my brown-bag rule to buy lunch, SG is an awesome supporter of all things RX. Use my code to get a $15 credit. Definitely feel free to share that with friends.
  • Conscious City Guide: Now our exclusive partner for RX event info. Subscribe to the Conscious City Guide for a weekly curated guide of conscious events across the globe.
  • This ‘letter’s photos by Ethan Covey.

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RX Newsletter 016: food trends, water basics, and the shoreline of your mind

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