Depression

22 Jun 2022

Antidepressants: A Thank-You to My Drugs

BUPROPION (Wellbutrin), 300mg daily You’re such a slut but I like you that way. Everybody likes you that way. Magazines call you “the happy, skinny, sexy pill,” for that covetous sexual energy you bring back to the body. Why shouldn’t they? Like spring after winter you followed a fatty, flaccid

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Two women swim in green water
24 May 2022

How To Deal With Toxic Family

Two contradictory statements can inhabit the same place, even peaceably. Boundaries can be porous. For instance, I love the gift that is my life. My mother should not have had children. Like many transplants, I ran to San Francisco as fast as I could to get far and away from

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Golden retriever looks out upon SF skyline
20 May 2022

Stunning Bay Area Dog-Friendly Hikes You And Your Dog Will Love

When the weather is nice enough to go outside, the best thing I have felt I can do for myself is to get out there and see the beauty of The Bay Area from a trail with my dog, Jasper. I feel at ease when I change my perspective by

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textbooks and apple and man with handcuffs
29 Apr 2022

What we Learn When a Local Teacher is Arrested For Being Drunk at School

On Wednesday this week, a local high school teacher was arrested under suspicion of being drunk while teaching at Terra Linda High School(TL) in San Rafael. They were arrested without incident after a breathalyzer had found they had 3 times the legal driving limit of alcohol in their system as

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single woman on ferry looking at a city
08 Apr 2022

How to know if you might be suffering from Covid PTSD

It’s been 2 years of masks, distancing, stress, anxiety, and shifting the way we live our lives. Some of us still worry and have anxiety every moment of every day if simple everyday activities like going to the grocery store were safe or if you’d get Covid just by trying

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09 Jul 2021

How Hula Hooping Resets Body, Mind, and Soul

Hi and welcome to the BAS Weekend Wellness Column! My name is Erynne Elkins and I’m a Well-Being Advocate and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. Every Friday I’ll share a holistic wellness modality available here in the Bay Area. Cheers to good health! How Going Round in Circles Pays Off This just

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28 Jun 2021

A Matchmaker Talks About Finding Love After the Pandemic

Hi and welcome to the BAS Weekend Wellness Column! My name is Erynne Elkins and I’m a Well-Being Advocate and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. Every Friday I’ll share a holistic wellness modality available here in the Bay Area. Cheers to good health! The Geometry of Dating “Life has changed. I call

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18 Jun 2021

How an SF Zumba® Instructor is Helping Folks Reinvigorate Their Lives

“I was getting a divorce when I started and Zumba® took me out of a great depression I had. Zumba® took my mind off it. So now, when I teach my classes, I tell my students what I went through and how it can help one’s mental health”

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