Author: Micha

Quicksand | On the Other Side of Mental Illness

Where Sinking is Still Sinking… Many people with mental illness – and the people that love them – experience this sensation of being pushed into a pit of quicksand. The awareness of sinking is often quite latent; the nudge from disease so subtle the culprit seems almost unidentifiable at first. Not everyone calls it quicksand, but the sinking feeling – it’s painfully universal. The afflicted generally sink faster, and when the sand reaches their breathing artifices they’re often screaming for help. Sometimes their screams are tragically silenced. But the people who love them? They’re often stuck, like statues, or...

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Cancer, The Chariot, The High Priestess + The Moon | Excerpt from June’s 22 Teachings Newsletter

For the span of late June through late July, Naha has focused on the intersections of the Cardinal sign Cancer, the Chariot card, the High Priestess card and the moon in her 22 Teachings newsletter. You can devour her wisdom in totality on these interrelated topics by signing up for her newsletter here. This month, she also shared some meaningful wisdom and practices with pillar candles, items we Wolves treasure. “What every good magician needs to know. At the Summer Solstice on June 20th, we entered into the first water sign of the zodiacal year, the Cardinal sign of...

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Addressing Your Adrenals | Bow Down to the Dynamic Duo

I am not a medical practitioner, but I’ve made stress and trauma to my body a case study. I’ve been a living embodiment of adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances the last eight years, and instead of accepting the derailment it causes mentally and physically, I’ve studied it, with the help of experts, books, and of course the interwebs. I’m hard pressed to present you with statistics of how many people are afflicted with adrenal fatigue, as it’s not a medically recognized condition. I searched “adrenals” recently for this article, and the first page of online results were all concerned with “adrenal fatigue”. But...

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Building the Dream | Meet Furniture Designer Cooper Reynolds Gross

It’s possible my friend Cooper is the dirtiest person I know –  in appearance, not in his go-to jokes. His “dirty” seems to derive from the motto “my work is my life, and my life is my work”. Or perhaps he posits the ladies nonsensically dig the dirt. But he’s done something many artists aspire to – he’s unwittingly adapted a style, in his work and his appearance, over decades that’s fully customized. When I first met Cooper years ago my olfactory system was triggered by the light smell of industrial soap that often wafts from him – a...

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OTW City Guide | Highland Park, Los Angeles

Northeast LA is having a moment. It’s a cliche sentence to type and a contentious fact amongst many eastside-based Angelenos, but Highland Park is and has been an incredibly special and historic part of the city. It’s diverse, populated by majority small business owners, and glimpses of the San Gabriel mountains are abundant. This is where our studio and The MiA Project Store resides, and we’re proud to be a part of the...

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