Exploring the Unconscious Mind, Part 2

Part 1 of this series gave a broad overview of the unconscious mind and why it matters. Using this information as a backdrop, we are now ready to explore another important aspect of human experience – the relationship between body and mind. Understanding how our bodies and minds work together will help us to maintain our health and recover from...[ read more ]

Exploring the Unconscious Mind, Part 1

  The unconscious mind is a real thing. We may have a hard time explaining what it is or how it works, but intuitively we all know that more is going on beneath the surface of our minds than we can explain in words. We make thousands of tiny decisions every day based on intuition rather than logic. We are...[ read more ]


I dreamed about you last night. I wish I remembered the dream better than I do, but this one thing I know: You were dressed in white, with your beautiful red hair grown out and tumbling down the front of your garment. Not as long as you once wore it, but definitely not in the short, curly, post-chemo stage anymore....[ read more ]

The Pain of High Achievers

            You’ve finally arrived in your professional life, and you hold the highest rank in your chosen field. You’re a CEO, a physician, an attorney, a psychologist, or a Ph.D. This is what you have been working toward for years and maybe your whole life. Once the diplomas have been framed and hung on the wall, the tenure-track position obtained,...[ read more ]

Stepping Into Kairos

  There are two words for time in the Greek language – chronos and kairos. Chronos is where we get our word “chronological,” and it conceptualizes time as a measurable space between regular and predictable events, like dawn and dusk, winter and summer. Over untold millennia, our measurement of time has become more and more precise, until we are now...[ read more ]

The Tech-ing Cure

     The talking cure has been around for well over a hundred years. Its effectiveness is real and profound, although the exact reason why it works remains elusive. Those who have been cured of their emotional and psychological distress through talk therapy say that it has to do with being heard without being judged, and with being able to unburden...[ read more ]

Holiday Hand Grenades

Holidays can be tricky, a little like handling a live grenade. Just about everybody has at least one family member that’s quite difficult, and you need to handle that little grenade with care. Do you have any of these delicate issues this season? - Someone you have absolutely nothing in common with. - Someone you can count on to be...[ read more ]

Have a Healthy Holiday! Six Things You Can Do To Make It Happen

The problem with making healthy choices during the holidays isn’t lack of knowledge, it’s lack of motivation! It can be very hard in the moment to turn down stuff that isn’t on your eating plan, or scrape yourself out of bed to go to the gym. So, I’ve put together a set of six modest things you can do between...[ read more ]

Six Steps to A Peaceful Holiday Season

The holidays are almost here! If that thought makes you more tense than happy, work through these six steps to bring the peace back into the season. 1. Decide what’s important. There are many aspects to the holiday, including presents to buy and wrap, food to prepare, music to listen to, parties and get-togethers to attend, and decorations to plan...[ read more ]

Sexual Harassment & The Dark Triad

       I really didn’t want to write about sexual harassment. It’s all over the news; there seemed to be nothing left for me to say. I was actually trying to avoid reading too deeply about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and others. Then I read an article describing what NBC’s Matt Lauer is being accused of: a persistent, long-term,...[ read more ]