Here’s a Quick Way to Get Your Wild Back

Have you ever looked around and noticed how disconnected society is from the natural world? We give birth in the hospital. We get our food from a grocery store. Kids don’t run around barefooted anymore or make mud pies. Our medicines come from a shelf. We have no rites of passage for maturing children (unless […]

Self-Love or Selfish?

Self love or selfish?┬áKids are often taught to share their toys and think of the needs of others. Reciprocity and empathy are useful values to have. However, some people have taken this to mean that anything other than giving or putting others first can seem selfish. There are distinct differences. Self-love is healthy, selfish is […]

What Are Healthy Boundaries?

Healthy people have healthy boundaries. What are boundaries? They are the physical and emotional barriers that establish the division between you and the outside world. What are healthy boundaries? Healthy boundaries are semi-permeable limits that allow you to have life giving contact with the world. You neither give too much nor receive too little. If […]

Stop Using Speech as a Weapon

We live in an age where everyone has a potential audience. Anything you post online could potentially “go viral.” If you comment on a news story, you could find yourself arguing with someone across the world or making a new friend. As with anything, this could be a really positive, unifying thing or an ugly, […]

Review: Weighted Blanket

For those of you who haven’t heard, there is this thing out there called a weighted blanket. The story goes that it was developed by a guy who has a child with sensory issues. They were out driving one day and she put a Beanie Baby on his shoulders. He thought, “Wow, this feels nice. […]

You Can’t Think Your Way to Spirituality

Once there was a well known philosopher and scholar who devoted himself to the study of Zen for many years. On the day that he finally attained enlightenment, he took all of his books out into the yard and burned them all. ~Zen parable A lot of people approach spirituality from a head space. They […]

How to Neutralize Fear

What is Fear? Fear is the expectation of pain. Some fears are instinctual, such as fear of falling/heights and fear of loud noises. All the rest are learned – usually by the age of six. Learned fears are the result of thinking about something in the future and anticipating that it will cause you pain. […]

The Story is Not Important

Trust me when I tell you, the story is not important. Figuring it out, understanding it, or worrying about it won’t make it the pain or the story go away. It won’t make you heal from it. Understanding it doesn’t speed anything along. To illustrate this point, allow me to share a famous story as […]

Keyed Up? Maybe You Need to Play

From the time we are very small children, we are taught to avoid imagination, work hard, get serious, learn, and “act their age.” Even dix year olds spend about eight hours in school! That’s a lot of time growing your brain. That takes away from growing your heart and gut/intuition. That can keep us from […]