Read more +20 April 2022 in Blog
Fear Keeps Us From Choice
Fear Keeps Us From Choice Today, much American thought and behavior is driven by fear. Given the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the lengthy covid pandemic (two years and counting), the January 6th attack on our own national capitol, mass shootings (how many of those in the last two years), and alarming and fear-mongering political
Read more +01 April 2022 in Blog
Living in the Moment
If you value creativity and productivity it’s important to learn to “live in the moment”. Many philosophical traditions teach that living in the moment increases your awareness of what’s happening around you— and your ability to choose to relate to it or not — and being focused on whatever you choose makes life easier and
Read more +25 February 2022 in Blog
Death Doulas Are Changing Our Culture
The American way of death is going through some major changes. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the relatively unknown field of death doula may be leading the way to a more realistic and much more humane treatment of death. Time magazine recently published an article about the rising number of death doulas —people who
Read more +13 October 2021 in Blog
My friend Enzo has high blood pressure and has had to confront all the scary possibilities it presents. Medications have not helped to bring it down. His doctor sent him home with instructions to use a blood pressure monitor and take his pressure daily. He says he has really disliked having to do that at
Read more +13 October 2021 in Blog
Do it Yourself Change Work
DO IT YOURSELF CHANGE WORK Self-criticism is a disabling energy that hinders creative thinking and reduces the quality of life. Changing thoughts from how wrong you’ve been or how badly you performed to what is possible or what is right in this very moment causes a cascade of changes in the body’s chemistry, and changes
Read more +22 September 2021 in Blog
Medicine and Metaphysics
As far back as the 1970s there were M.D.s working to integrate medicine and metaphysics. Forty years ago I attended talks and workshops by M.D.s like Irving Oyle, Brugh Joy, Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel and others, who were adamant that the American medical model was, at the very least, inadequate. These outliers all included
Read more +25 August 2020 in Blog
Ayurveda and Me
My Ayurveda doctor friend tells me in conversation that all ailments begin in the gut. She makes a good, understandable case for it.
Read more +10 June 2020 in Blog
Virtually all spiritual or religious paths teach unconditional love. But everybody I know grew up experiencing love as conditional, with our parents generously expressing love for approved behaviors and clearly withholding it for disapproved ones.
Read more +08 May 2020 in Blog
Metaphysics: Another View
“It can be really hard to wrap your head around the idea that everything, everything in your life, is a reflection of your thinking.”
Read more +29 April 2020 in Blog
About the Art of Thought
Thinking can seem a sometimes involuntary, mostly random experience, something that just happens as we go about our lives.
Read more +18 April 2020 in Blog
Thoughts on Aging
I’m sometimes tempted to believe that aging reduces me as person, that at age 80 I’m less of a person than I was when I was younger, more agile, physically stronger, and definitely better looking.
Read more +02 April 2020 in Blog
You are an energy being. There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein