Healing from Trauma

Healing from Trauma

Question from Quora:  Can one heal from PTSD without using medications? I hear PTSD doesn’t just apply to war veterans. It could be affecting anyone and we wouldn’t know it ourselves unless someone brought it to our attention. Answer: Absolutely you can move forward...
On Being Shy

On Being Shy

Often when making dire universal assessments about our lack of something, it’s more about us not seeing what we already have or are doing, and because of that not growing from a place of presence.

Cage Match of Values

Cage Match of Values

“Two may enter, but only one may leave.” The image of a cage-match is older even than the post-apocalyptic landscape that line comes from, stemming perhaps all the way back to the myth of Cain and Abel, the first murder. There’s something...
Stop Being Emotional About Your Emotions

Stop Being Emotional About Your Emotions

Metaphors for living are numerous; a good thing as they provide the structure through which we interact within the world. Were they shallow and few, our lives would be equally as such. The multiplicity of metaphor, like the personal narratives carrying purpose and...
The Trap of Authenticity

The Trap of Authenticity

Being ‘the real you’ is the destination of the modern person, pursuing the claim to be put in contact with the singular ‘I.’ This destination at the end of a journey, spiritual and/or existential, is, ironically, a place of stopping change....
Our Emotions Are Never Left Behind

Our Emotions Are Never Left Behind

Viewing emotions as discrete entities allows us to box them up, set them aside and ignore them. Or at least attempt to do so. Quite often we look at them as obstacles to overcome, giant boulders on the path of life. We move forward using the supposed power of reason,...
Mindfulness: Getting Out of Your Own Way

Mindfulness: Getting Out of Your Own Way

Searching for inner peace leads us down many paths. From the shelves of books in the self-help section to gurus, coaches and spiritual leaders, we’re often looking for a direct line from uncertainty to calm. This isn’t about a quick-fix. Far too many are...
The Nature of Love

The Nature of Love

Popular sayings and cliches abound. Songs are written as odes to and diatribes against. Lives are made and destroyed in its embrace. The forms it takes are at the center of social debate and religious theological musings. The nature of love guides, shapes, cajoles and...