I decided to support a friend at an AA meeting for the first time during COVID. I have to admit that it felt eerie when I first entered the room. Nothing like how it used to be before the pandemic. After all, all who were inside were desperately in need of psychological resuscitation. However, when…

If we are feeling stressed, stuck, or confused, we have an innate wisdom inside of us that we can use to guide us back to clarity and direction. The first step in connecting with this inner guidance system is to take in a few slow and deep breaths to ground yourself back into the present…

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.…

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