I got you here because of the title of this essay. Plain and simple. It’s Psychology 101. If I title something in a certain way, you are going to click on the link. And lists, recipes and anything that promises a quick fix are top of the list of most viewed articles...
I recently spent a week in Mexico at the functional medicine institute, Sanoviv. I have known about Sanoviv for many years now, as my obsession with finding core origins of suffering and disease has deepened. Let me clarify the use of the word “institute.” Sanoviv is...
I was recently on Not Another Anxiety Show with Kelli Walker discussing epigenetics and neuroplasticity. I hope you will enjoy this episode as we unpack the power you have over your own sense of wellness and empowerment. It turns out that old dogs are uniquely...
I’ve logged a lot of hours in the pain cave, both self-inflicted and at the hands of others. There is no end to the various ways I have entered the arena with the gladiator that is pain and suffering. Toe-to-toe I found myself constantly returning to this wrestle, to...
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.
In this blog I will list the six sneaky (and highly common) ways people engage in self-sabotage and don’t even realize it. Remember, it’s our unconscious patterns that rule the roost. Start to observe the things you don’t even recognize as unusual.
As my son has matured his relationship with avoidance has mutated, taking on a very different look and feel. Lately, his relationship with avoidance has begun to also feel like a habit; one that he relies on with greater frequency.
Defense mechanisms are like your personal department of homeland security; they are taxed with the job of protecting your interior landscape from domestic threats of psychological terror. Defense mechanisms protect you from the intensity of your feelings. Their intentions are always in your best interest, despite the consequences of their tactics. And there are always consequences. It just how it goes.
I had the pleasure of talking with Megan Gipson, LCSW of The Family Brain Podcast where we discussed neurobiology, brain development, birth order, positive psychology, and many other topics.
This weeks installment from The Padded Room comes in the form of a podcast appearance on Not Another Anxiety Show. On this episode Kelli and I explore the role of fear in our psychological and emotional worlds. Additionally, we cover mindfulness, meditation, TM, therapy, and a host of other interesting and compelling topics that will help you think about your feelings through a new and different lens.
To enjoy this episode please click on the link below and look for episode #141.
I work in clandestine realms. Shadowy and furtive by nature, I orbit in the background, the underbelly of your mind.
You will not see me coming.
I’ve infiltrated the velvet ropes and I have free reign over your unconscious landscape. I roam pathways and corridors that even you don’t know exist.
You cannot hear me coming.
I am suspicious of change and progress. I detonate, undetected, as soon as I feel threatened. I live parasitically inside of you.
You will always be caught flatfooted.
My networks are savvy, tactical, and coordinated.
You will not smell, feel, or anticipate my presence.
I am relentless and I am unpredictable.
This is an inside job.
Do you know who I am?
I am sabotage.