Dis-ease of Affluence

Our brains developed over the last few millennia to help us navigate in a natural environment. Cave dwellers at heart and farmers at best, we have yet to catch up to the advances of technology. Gadgets are great. The convenience of texting and tweeting have made them the new gold standard of communication; while digital […]

Canvas of Life

“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.” ―Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray James Hollis says the task of adult life is to give back projections. This is a bold and empowering statement. He asks that we dig […]

Virtues of Solitude

I gratuitously extol the virtues of connection, all the while knowing everyone needs a little alone time. In quiet solitude we discover who we really are and what are lives are about. Be it sitting silently with yourself a few minutes a day or turning inward for winter’s reflection, time alone is the ultimate antidote […]


Intention is like water. It flows to the lowest point unless directed elsewhere yet it can be very powerful when narrowed in with sustained attention. Just as water yields to form, intention leads to practice and whatever we practice, we get good at. Some folks practice blame, shame and regret. Others practice forgiveness, compassion and […]

Emotional Regulation

Most of us learned as children that our negative feelings were in some way unacceptable, or even dangerous. As a result, when our own child has a meltdown our inner child gets triggered. We feel a sense of panic and react with fight, flight or freeze. It’s the very same panic that caused our own […]