Welcome to The Padded Room
This blog is here to serve as your humble companion in your quest for a sense of wellness. In these posts, I’ll share the latest research paired with my psychological insights to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and the world around you.
I’m here to provide you with a science-backed, no bullshit approach to help you achieve long term growth and change.
Why is it called The Padded Room? Well, first off, I thought it was funny – a sense of humor goes a long way. And, much like the old concept of placing someone in a padded room for safety, I like to think of this as your virtual safe space to help with the jarring realities of life. Here, you’ll find a soft landing for life’s harshest truths.
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I have a whole lot of wellness wisdom to share with you in the coming months!
You can participate in changing how your brain functions. You can change even something as elusive as your mind. You can change your health. You are going to have to do the work. This is an inside job.
What do passionate love and cocaine use have in common? Sarah Osteen of Swayed podcast series and I talk about love and its powerful and surprising effects on our brain and decision making.
There are terms and conditions of the behaviors and patterns you participate in within your own self. We accumulate these patterns over decades of acting and reacting to our world in certain fixed patterns.
I know that pain is our ultimate teacher; it’s our spirit guide; it’s a primal mode of conversation with our self. I know that if you keep ignoring it, it will grow louder and louder. I know this comes down to you against you.
I was recently on The Family Brain Podcast discussing my recent essay Failing to Grow: Why Rescuing Your Kids in Not Helpful.
I understand groupthink intimately. In college I became consumed with this topic as it relates to cults, mobs, prison culture and the like.