Don’t Be a Wounded Healer

There is a lot of confusion about the Healer Archetype. Some think that it’s a life path. They think of themselves as wounded healers and use that as fuel to understand and tend to the suffering of others. The Healer is not that. Archetypal energy belongs to all people, not a select few. Some feel […]

Life’s Messy. Get Out and Live It.

One day while hiking on the Appalachian Trail, I passed a family that was just starting on the trail. The little girl was grumbling about how scary it was out there on the brightly lit, well traveled outdoors. She was being dragged up the path and let everyone know that she was not enjoying the […]

Transcending the Ego

I tend to blog about things that show up as themes. The theme of the week is the idea that we need to transcend the Ego. I am not sure where this idea comes from, but let’s explore that. Transcend means to move beyond, so transcending the ego means to cleanse yourself of the ego. […]

What You Think You Know About Hypnosis Is Probably Wrong

I recently overheard some members of the general public speaking about hypnosis. I was floored. When you’re in a field for so long, it can be easy to imagine that other people know what you know. So, this article is about why what you think you know about hypnosis is probably wrong. Here are some […]

What Does a Real Man Look Like?

What does a real man look like? Guys can have a hard time trying to find a healthy role model. How does a guy practice to be a man when society has so many examples of hyper masculinity or femininity as the “standard” for a man? By “hyper masculine” I mean the men who show¬†these […]

Challenge the “Find Your Passion” Nonsense

If you are like me, you get a solicitation for a “Find Your Passion” workshop at least once a week. It’s a hoax to make you think that you’re missing out on something if you aren’t skipping to work and coming home with a pile of cash every day. These types of myths are responsible […]

What Acceptance is NOT

A lot of “stuckness” could “loosen” if the person feeling stuck could get to a place of acceptance. Acceptance is the first step to moving on. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who resist acceptance because they don’t understand what it means. So let me tell you what acceptance is not. Acceptance is Not […]

Three Keys to Wholeness: Love, Service, and Wisdom

People have been searching for wholeness for a long time. In recent years the trends for finding it have been through rebellion, escaping through drugs and alcohol, pursuing success (buying things and gaining titles), and living your passion. The key has never been, and never will be, somewhere out there. It’s always inside. You don’t […]

Is PTSD Incurable?

I was recently slammed by a war veteran for saying that post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be cured. He said I was irresponsible for giving the hope to the hopeless. Apparently someone – or maybe lots of someones – who treat soldiers is telling them that PTSD is incurable. Jeez. What a shame. I […]