Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are a part of life. Everyone experiences them. But because stress and anxiety share many physical symptoms, it can be hard to tell which is which. In short, stress is a response to a threat whereas anxiety is a reaction to the stress.

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

This is a repost from an article written by Julio Vincent Gambuto that originally appeared in The Medium.

Worry: Friend or Foe?

Worry: Friend or Foe?

Worry is a superhero, capable of leaping out of the present in a single bound. Its hidden power is the ability to travel through time in a split second. But at the end of the day, turns out worry is just a pint of ice-cream…

Nerdo Science

Nerdo Science

Think of this system as a presidential election. If you change the number of votes in a few key states by a tiny percentage of points, you can dramatically change the course of the county. The same is true for the brain.

Magical Myth

Magical Myth

Never before in human history has there been such a global expression of emptiness and longing, of alienation and heartfelt connection. It’s this crazy mixed bag of experience and it’s happening fast.

The Importance of Practice

The Importance of Practice

Mindfulness changes the way we respond to things by strengthening the prefrontal cortex. Different types of practices activate our thinking centers in different ways, similar to muscle use with exercise. No matter the course, all forms of mindfulness practice strengthen the attentional circuits and reduce fight-or-flight responses.

Living Small In A Big World

Living Small In A Big World

“Since my house burnt down, I now own a better view Of the rising moon.” – Basho I’ve been on a quest to make my world small. It all started when I went big. I had a tiny house before they were vogue because it…

Healing Relationships

Healing Relationships

I’m in awe each time a client lets me into their private world – especially when they’ve been hurt by those closest to them. Imagine the courage it takes to walk into a stranger’s office and reveal yourself while every bone in your body is saying, “Don’t do it. You’ll just get hurt again.”

Rewiring Joy

Rewiring Joy

Thanks to neuroscience, we now know the brain is “plastic.” This simply means we can change. With enough effort, skill and time a person can do a lot to overcome the effects of painful experiences. To survive, our ancestors had to be good at learning…

Joy of Solitude

Joy of Solitude

If we can stay present with ourselves – facing whatever comes up with exquisite honesty – we open to what is within and in doing so discover our true self.

Emotional Regulation

Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation is a practice. You’re being asked to reflect and respond against something that feels natural to the parasympathetic nervous system. That’s why the bulk of the work is learning to titrate emotions. When all else fails and you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask yourself what matters most and try to choose love every time.