The AdultBaby Phenomenon

​In this article I talk about the adult-baby phenomenon exemplified in a group context and how our current behaviors stifle growth. I have been writing on this topic now for several years after seeing how people behave in online communities. I noticed a perverted co-dependent relationship that exists between Facebook admins and their members. We... Continue Reading →

ONE OF THE MANY REASONS WE DISLIKE OURSELVES

.....and how our culture might be inadvertently contributing to narcissism... In the old paradigm, we were taught that any form of self-flattery is egotistical. And when someone compliments us, we're to contradict their compliment with self-deprecating language. All this under the guise of "modesty". Anything to avoid appearing like we like ourselves. God Forbid! Acknowledging... Continue Reading →

The Trap of Astrology

"I'm a Scorpio; that's just what we do." To really appreciate astrology, I think it's important to appreciate the difference between understanding behavior and excusing behavior. Often we say things like "I'm a private person because I'm a scorpio. That's just a "scorpio thing." While this trait can describe one who is is a scorpio... Continue Reading →

Could the Best Diet be Love?

​Many of you might know that when I was on a fruitarian diet that I had gone from being 222 pounds down to 90. I kept a lot of important things out of my diet (i.e. veggies, unrefined salt) at the time and following a fast, started binge-eating again after not binge-eating for decades. I... Continue Reading →

THE LOVE FOR ATTENTION

I was brought up to believe that the desire to want attention is to be kept suppressed. Our parents were raised to believe that if you say you love your child, give them attention when they are crying, hug and hold them, hear them, compliment them, that - that is spoiling the child. And we... Continue Reading →

The Comfort in Division

I am not a fan of nations, flags, borders and customs because it creates division. Some of us might find comfort in division and that might be because there is a base need to feel better than others or feel others are better than us. The peacelessness in separation, however, is part of our human... Continue Reading →

When Science Becomes Religion

The very nature of science is in questioning what we hear and honoring objective personal experience since information is not always knowledge. "Dissent is crucial for the advancement of science. Disagreement is at the heart of peer review and is important for uncovering unjustified assumptions, flawed methodologies, and problematic reasoning." -- I. de Melo-Martin and... Continue Reading →

The High Price We Pay For Fake Smiles

“Whatever you’re going through, there’s no rule that says you have to do it with a brave smile all the damn time. You’re a person, not a freaking hospitality lounge. You don’t have to make everyone comfortable. Just be your real imperfect self.” ~Nanea Hoffman We often say "be yourself", but the truth is, it... Continue Reading →

Why We Might Complain

I love people who complain probably because I love the part of me that complains. It's real. People who complain are real people. Some don't realize that you can still be grateful, fun and positive and still complain. Life isn't easy and we all need each other since we are all a part of one... Continue Reading →

The Trigger System and How it Works

Why we might sweat the small stuff: Hey, I knock people for sweating the small stuff sometimes sitting there feeling so self-proud that I only get upset over the big stuff. Yeah rrrrrrrrright! Then, I pretend to not understand why people get all worked up about meaningless minutia. When we say "don't cry over spilled... Continue Reading →

A “Just Be Happy” switch? Where is it!?

Popular Culture: ​Just be happy. ​ Perceived Fool: Hey, great idea. Let me just flip on that happy switch. Oh! All better now! Thanks for saving me! Popular Culture: Love yourself. Perceived Fool: Oh yeah. I must have forgotten. Let me hit that "love yourself" switch. Presto! Popular Culture: Stop being depressed. Perceived Fool: You... Continue Reading →

My Health: From Rags to Riches

Disclaimer: This is a story of personal experience. Please do not use my experiences to take the place of professional advice from a medical doctor. If you are ill, before attempting to use natural cures to heal, please talk to your doctor first. Please stay on your medication. Weaning off medication, fasting, and dieting should... Continue Reading →

The Trap of Black and White Thinking

Extremes live in a box. And at some point, we might feel suffocated and exhausted. One of the most difficult things to do is appreciate and see all the complex shades of gray in life. Often, we only see black or white, this extreme or that extreme. Liberal vs conservative, atheist vs believer, man vs... Continue Reading →

Belief Versus Knowing

The fact that we can find a for-argument, an on-the-fence argument and an against-argument on most topics on the internet is a good thing! If you ever wake up one day and all that exists is one opinion, that's when I'd start to worry. In a world where cult-mentalities are mainstream and where we need... Continue Reading →

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