The Benefits of Crystal Healing

While I don’t believe in the benefits, I love the idea of crystal healing/therapy. How could you not? Crystals! Imagine a doctor coming up to you and asking: “Do want to swallow these large, uncomfortable pills every day OR do you want to use these miraculous crystals?” Who would pick anything else? Honestly, it sounds great.

I can remember a time during childhood where I would have embraced the idea of crystal healing in a second. I mean, crystals LOOK magical and all. It’s sad that most of us lose that belief in wonder. Now that I’m 26, I wouldn’t throw away my perspective and intelligence, but I do wish I still had more of that sense of wonder and possibility.

This comic perfectly portrays what my child mind might imagine after using crystals. You simply place the glowing crystals on your body overnight and wake up free of illness, incredibly buff, and have some sort of crystal-related superpower like these indestructible crystal arms. Or you could just take a pill that makes you drowsy. It’s your call..

Why aliens haven’t visited Earth.

Have you heard of the Fermi Paradox? A friend and I were talking about this the other day. Basically, two physicists, Enrico Fermi and Michael H. Hart, estimated (using science and mathematics!) that the probability of intelligent alien life is actually very high. They also realized that Earth and our sun are ridiculously young, so these other civilizations would have had billions of years to spread around the universe and discover us early on. For example, the Milky Way Galaxy probably could have been colonized by a species like humanity in less than 100 millions years. There are stars in this galaxy that are billions of years old! So the big question is: Where the hell are the aliens?!

Anyway, while discussing this with a friend I joked that aliens probably saw us fighting each other  and having these giant wars over gods, oil, misunderstandings, etc. Wouldn’t you turn the other way? I’m just imagining aliens marking our planet “UNSTABLE: Stay Away!”  (more…)

Who Am I (featuring Farrah, a reader)

“Hi, my name is Farrah. I know you probably have tons of requests and such for them but things are only ever hopeless if you never try, right. I don’t really know what kind of statement about myself you’re looking for so I hope this works: I’m 20 years old, halfway through my bachelor’s degree, and have rapid cycling bipolar disorder. I’m “normal” a lot of the time, but then it switches and I’m either off the wall crazy hyper or curled in a ball shut out to the world depressed, for as short as a few hours to as long as several weeks. Without my boyfriend, I would be a lot worse off though… I don’t really know what else to put here so here’s my picture I guess.” (more…)