religious trauma syndrome

What is “Religious Trauma Syndrome?”

Most therapist promote spirituality as a coping mechanism. Life is holistic. We need to connect to Spirit in order to feel whole. It helps expand our experience of life. However, even the best things can be corrupted. Religious trauma syndrome is one example. So what it is? Defining Religious Trauma Syndrome You won’t find “religious […]

gratitude letter

Gratitude Letter to My Clients

There are so many people I am grateful for. So I want to write a public gratitude letter to my clients past and present. It’s long overdue. Dear Trooper, You rock. You show up. That inspires me. You’re willing to be vulnerable, say hard things, sit in your feelings, and do some really hard work. […]

why do I have to meditate

Why Do I Have to Meditate Every Day?

Have you ever thought, “Why do I have to meditate every day?” Does it feel like work sometimes? Self care can be hard to maintain if you look at is as a chore. Let’s see if we can turn it into something that you feel enthusiastic about doing instead. Maybe then it will become something […]

supplement your way to health

You Can’t Supplement Your Way to Health

You know you need to eat better so you take some supplements to make up for what you think your body is lacking. But you know what? You can’t supplement your way to good health. There are lots of reasons for this. Let’s check it out. Nutrients Often Need a Carrier If you want your […]

type D

Type D Personality and Microbes

I recently wrote a blog post about how we all have these parasitic microbes living inside of us that help us to live healthy lives. In it, I said that have to help keep these little critters alive so that they can help us digest food, sleep, have a stable mood, and do tons of […]

wounded healer

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

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

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. […]

hypnosis

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 […]