The Panacea is in the Practice

There may be no “gamechanger” and no “magic bullet” to reduce stress, improve wellness, or to otherwise make positive changes in life. The instant gratification from a quick fix is like a promissory note that can only be paid off through practice. When in search for a cure, for transformation, or for lasting change, theContinue reading “The Panacea is in the Practice”

The Pandemic Pause

The pandemic pause places our public and private lives in a pernicious position, and a precarious one at that. Pernicious because of it’s harmful effect on our systems and our psyche especially in a pronounced and prolonged way. Precarious because each day we experience insecurity, and the real or imagined likelihood of social or personalContinue reading “The Pandemic Pause”

The Tripping Point

You know you’ve reached The Tripping Point when you: Are reading this blog Have used psychedelics Are considering using psychedelics Want to learn more about psychedelics Have been reading a lot about psychedelics Have seen media and social media on psychedelics Have had mystical experiences without using psychedelics Believe there is more to understanding thanContinue reading “The Tripping Point”

Sabotage Mahal

The Taj Mahal of Self-Sabotage, what I like to call “The Sabotage Mahal”, is the absence of self-love. It is in loving ourselves fully that we find an expansive source of power that itself is love, freedom, joy, connection, and growth. The Taj Mahal itself, one of the most iconic and recognizable structures in theContinue reading “Sabotage Mahal”

Enough is Enough is Enough

Enough. The word itself is strangely unfamiliar when seen visually as it is spelled, yet, when heard or said aloud, it triggers all kinds of associations mentally and emotionally. From the German word ‘genog’ or sufficient, the word enough mysteriously refers simultaneously to a significant lack of something, just the right amount of something, andContinue reading “Enough is Enough is Enough”

Morals and Martyrdom

‘Morals and Martyrdom’… kinda sounds like a treatise on political courage or personal convictions. In an era of impeachment, as a nation facing it’s own moral crises, we’ve seen a need for courage while at the same time needing to endure forms of gaslighting and martyrdom seldom seen in this post-modern era. The word “dystopian”Continue reading “Morals and Martyrdom”

4A! Change

This time of year is a time for a change. Being obsessed with change professionally, personally, socially, spiritually, and environmentally, it is valuable to consider some core ingredients involved in the process of change. Truth is, change is personal and there are as many recipes for change, based on unlimited combinations of ingredients, as theirContinue reading “4A! Change”

Tell Me What To Do

Indecision can be paralyzing. Sometimes we just want someone to tell us what to do. We may be faced with too many options which short-circuits are ability to be decisive. We may be super anxious about some real or imagined catastrophe that would occur by taking action in one direction, or the other. We allContinue reading “Tell Me What To Do”

Severe Clear

There is nothing like what is called “bluebird” skies when contrasted with the bright white slopes of mountainous downhill ski terrain. The immaculate deep blue (usually morning) sky is where skiers and riders get the term “bluebird”, as in “it’s an epic bluebird day, dude”, or “perfect bluebird conditions today everyone”. But what was learnedContinue reading “Severe Clear”