Health

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

*Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your own sanity; as in, Carl made Mary think she was crazy, even though she clearly caught him cheating. He gaslit her. Pretty soon, as the country begins to figure out how […]

Life on the Lam

Life on the Lam

Spring has sprung and I’m letting my son play outside. Which means I’m living a life of crime. To make matters worse, my child is not playing alone. Two other families are letting their kids out which makes us conspirators in a Class C Misdemeanor. […]

Letter from Covid-19

Letter from Covid-19

by Kristin Flyntz Stop. Just stop.It is no longer a request. It is a mandate.We will help you. We will bring the supersonic, high speed merry-go-round to a halt.We will stopthe planesthe trainsthe schoolsthe mallsthe meetingsthe frenetic, furried rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep […]

Body Parts and Other Things

Body Parts and Other Things

Discontent with our changing bodies is a rich source of suffering. The feeling is intensified as we age due to marketing and the cultural obsession with youthfulness. This leads many people to fight aging by any means necessary, often going to extraordinary lengths to hide […]

Eat Yourself Calm

Eat Yourself Calm

The connection between stress and modern aliments is becoming increasingly clear thanks to scientific research that validates the mind/body connection. We know food plays a powerful role in both physical and mental wellness. Understanding our bodies’ natural rhythms and learning how to listen to our […]

Mind/Body Healing

Mind/Body Healing

For years I’ve suspected stress was the root cause of illness – be it physical, mental or spiritual – as there is no separating mind from body. Lately, science is backing up what many of us have intuited. We are swimming in cortisol 24/7, 365 […]

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness

Moments of mindfulness invite balance into our busy lives. Quite moments may seem indulgent, boring or even impossible. But that’s just the busy mind trying to distract you. Taking time to recalibrate is critical for personal growth and you only need a few minutes for […]

Nerdo Science

Nerdo Science

In an earlier post I gave a simplified introduction to four key regions of the brain that influence how we feel. The most important take-away is the understanding of how the neural circuits work. There is a circuit for every thought, feeling, and action we […]

The “Feeling” Brain

The “Feeling” Brain

Most people know by now that the human brain developed in three stages. The first to come along was the stem brain which we inherited from dinosaurs, next came the limbic followed by the prefrontal cortex, which – for better or worse – sets us […]

How to Exercise Your Mindfulness Muscle

How to Exercise Your Mindfulness Muscle

Few of us have been taught how to sit with our thoughts and feelings. As a result we are vulnerable to getting hooked and triggered. Awareness, attention and curiosity allow us to take control of our thinking and respond by choice instead of reactive habit. […]