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My 4 Top Game Changers

In my ongoing exploration of paths of transformation, I’ve tried a lot of different things. Some have been pretty good, some of been wrong-thing or wrong-time; a few have been life-changing. I wanted to share the top four of the life-changing variety. I’m not including things like “getting married” or “having kids,” though they certainly […]

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There is no There

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One of the elusive promises that has pulled me forward and inspired many of my explorations has been the one that if I just find the right Answer – especially about who I am and what I’m “supposed” to be doing here in this lifetime – then I will get “there” and life will finally […]

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Getting Unstuck With Gentle Dynamite — Intensive Neurofeedback

First let me say that I do better with shorter, more intensive experiences than longer, more drawn out and systematic experiences. I’m better at sprints than marathons. This experiment was definitely an all-out sprint, and would not be suited for those whose systems prefer marathons. Inspired by a post in a neurofeedback community, I did […]

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Surrendering to What Is

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After this past week’s elections, I’ve been thinking a lot about Michael Singer’s book, “The Surrender Experiment.” In it, he describes his life-long experiment with, and practice of surrendering to Life when Life clearly won’t let go. In this case, “surrendering” doesn’t mean becoming passive. It doesn’t necessarily mean giving up. What it does mean […]

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Finding Inner Peace While Screaming Inside My Head

Finding Inner Peace While Screaming Inside My Head

  I’ve always been sort of intense. When people hear that they are often surprised, remarking how calm I seem, which I think is hilarious. A while back I was in my (super intense) workout class, and I was urging the instructor to put on electronic dance music — my favorite. A guy asked, “How […]

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Psychotherapy on Steroids

I’ve always been interested in “what works,” as far as growth and healing is concerned. Maybe I’ve been a tough case, but a lot didn’t work for me, either as a client in psychotherapy looking for relief, or as a psychotherapist wanting to help others find relief. Over the years I’ve trained in many different […]

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How to Stay Sane When The World Around You is Going Really Crazy

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I think it’s safe to say that the emotional pitch around our country these days is at an all-time high. From the recent shootings to the election, people are super-reactive, and acting out of that survival-strategy fear place. Basically, nothing good ever comes out of that. More fear, more reactivity, more justification for the fear […]

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