Alex Atwood

Colorado and Oregon continue to lead the way on psilocybin therapy

Colorado and Oregon continue to lead the way on psilocybin therapy

One of several positive midterm election stories that have emerged is that voters in two states embraced the idea of psychedelics as a more viable treatment for various forms of mental illness. It comes at a time when psilocybin in particular has been gaining traction to treat severe depression, PTSD and substance abuse. Oregonians greenlit …

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Gig workers value time over money, flexibility over boredom

Gig workers value time over money, flexibility over boredom

Misconceptions about the nature of gig work abound. A recent blog sheds light on this, while also noting an interesting evolution in workplace priorities. Most people think that gig jobs involving grocery delivery or ridesharing, but actually 69% of them are related to IT and software, as well as accounting and finance. That’s followed by …

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Insurance coverage for psychedelic treatments a bold move forward

Insurance coverage for psychedelic treatments a bold move forward

The thought of having health insurance cover psychedelic treatments sounds pretty out there. But the idea was floated at a recent conference – and for good reason. There are now clinical trials on psilocybin and MDMA with very promising early-stage results. Given at low doses, these hallucinogenic substances are solving the most difficult to treat …

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A Journey to Your Higher Self Through Plant Medicine, Yoga, and Breathwork with Pablo Lucero

For many people, the journey to oneself is a road less traveled. It doesn’t cost anything but the price you have to pay to reach your destination involves breaking free from your programs and patterns and crushing your ego. These are things that not a lot of people could easily afford to do. But once …

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Surprising revelations about King Charles III’s childhood teddy bear

Surprising revelations about King Charles III’s childhood teddy bear

A new biography of King Charles III has revealed some information that at once can be seen as embarrassing, comical and even callous. The newly minted king’s former valet, Michael Fawcett, was in charge of caring for the then-Prince of Wales’s favorite teddy bear from childhood. And so anytime it needed mending, he would call …

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How meditation can open the mind to paranormal experiences

How meditation can open the mind to paranormal experiences

I recently came across a fascinating study of 3,684 people suggesting that meditation might actually serve as an opening to paranormal experiences. The conclusion was that avid meditators are more accepting of the unknown or unseen, and they’re more likely to have experienced paranormal activity compared to non-meditators. The research hit close to home. I’ve …

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Disrupting the Landscape for Transparent Healthcare with Dr. Jawad Arshad

We’re seeing a wide gap in our healthcare system due to a lack of transparency.  Both employers and employees – the consumers of healthcare – don’t actually have any insights into the actual value of what they’re paying for.  Healthcare providers, on the other hand, couldn’t tell patients how much the service actually costs. Then …

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Ways for employers to help bridge the nation’s skills gap

Ways for employers to help bridge the nation’s skills gap

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a summary of the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover metric called JOLTS. Here’s the big takeaway: after 15 straight months of more than 10 million job openings, the nation’s skills gap is clearly taking a toll – a crisis that American Staffing Association President and CEO Richard …

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