Why can it feel so difficult, uncomfortable or draining to feel stress, and what is stress and how does it happen? Stress is a byproduct of our Fight or Flight Survival system. This is triggered when our well being is threatened in some way, either a physical threat, or an unhealthy self belief, or maybe…

I’m getting a better, clearer picture of what the mind looks like. There are facets to the mind, the facets are described as developmental phases of awareness. Each phase builds upon the next both including and expanding upon the previous facet. There is a process of growth at each facet, best described by Ken Wilber…

As I looked at a deer carcass I found while I was walking through the forest I was reminded of impermanence, and thought, “I am in my 50s now… how did that happen?” This really made me think of the importance to follow our joys and fulfillments in life.  For me I really feel joy…

If we do not make friends with what we feel, its like gravity: What goes up must come down.  If we push our emotions away, distract ourselves to avoid our pain, stay busy to keep negative feelings and thoughts at bay, then the laws of physics are eventually going to get the better of us.…

Our body speaks to us through pain, such as when we put our hands on a hot stove the pain tells us to remove them very quickly to avoid getting burned. Or maybe we push ourselves physically way too much on a hike or a workout and the next day are limping with knee pain…

We are so used to doing the same old things each week that by doing this we keep strengthening these habits and routines to repeat themselves. When we do this we won’t have any room for experiencing anything new because all our time is allotted only to past repetition. If you are feeling unfulfilled and…

Bringing balance into our lives could be as simple as assessing and rearranging all the main areas of our lives from a cost Vs gain perspective. We cannot function long term if we are doing things that deplete our energies more that they feed us. This is pretty clear with food. Simply make a list…

If we are wanting to manifest something new then we need to let go any unhappiness of not having what we want in the moment where we are. If we are unhappy with where we are and wanting something more based on that level of emotion, then we cannot manifest something that feels better because…

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