What Happens When We Attempt to Medicate Our Pain Away

Evan had been going through an extraordinarily difficult time with Layla. He wanted so much to be in a committed relationship and was pouring his heart and soul out to her. They would get together at times, but Layla was not willing to see Evan exclusively. Knowing that she was seeing other men was causing Evan enormous amounts of pain. [...]

By |2023-06-13T15:38:11-04:00April 18, 2018|0 Comments

Collective Unconsciousness

Collective conscious or collective conscience is a term introduced by French sociologist Emile Durkheim that refers to the set of shared beliefs, ideas and moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within society. There are many overlapping fields of collective conscious. Every family has its own collective conscious. So do cities, states and nations, ethnic, cultural, religious and political [...]

By |2016-12-08T17:46:23-05:00September 2, 2015|0 Comments

What to Do When the Pain of a Breakup Won’t Let You Sleep

We operate primarily from our conscious mind during our normal waking hours. And then our subconscious mind takes over when we’re sleeping. Our subconscious is far more vast and powerful than the conscious mind. It is also the repository of the vast amount of memory, emotion and life history that we have failed to process. The defensive armor that enables [...]

By |2016-12-08T17:50:40-05:00April 7, 2015|0 Comments

Is Our Use of Smartphones and the Internet Preventing Us from Healing and Stunting Our Personal Growth?

The world was a very different place in the mid-nineties when I started traveling from New Mexico to work in Boston and New York City. The Internet was in the early stages of development and cell phones had only recently become available to the general public. I was making four trips a year and spending a little over two months [...]

By |2016-12-08T17:51:21-05:00February 1, 2015|0 Comments

Internal Martial Arts and the Healing of Trauma

Mugging attempts are fairly common in New York City. I was cat sitting for some friends on Avenue A in Manhattan’s East Village in the fall of 2002 when someone attempted to rob me as I was walking along 7th Street. I immediately whipped out pepper spray and chased the attacker down the street. Next thing I knew the police [...]

By |2016-12-08T17:53:20-05:00July 5, 2014|0 Comments
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