How We Can Be Grounded With Wings

Here I challenge pop-spirituality on what I think spiritual maturation might be about. I don't know the answers, but I do love to talk about my own thoughts and perceptions. I do not get my ideas from others. All my thoughts come from my experiences on my journey. One myth about what people might call... Continue Reading →

Do You Even Experience, Bro?

My answer to "Do you even science, bro?" I attempt, in this piece, to defend personal experience as the most important source for Truth. There is a current war out there between logical scientists and metaphysical enthusiasts. Both have been at odds since the beginning of recorded time. We are either at one extreme or... Continue Reading →

Could We All Be Bipolar?

In this piece, I explain why I think we might all be bipolar and suggest we entertain the idea that humans are much more complicated than we think. Do you sometimes judge others for being too happy or too sad all the time? If you find yourself doing this, all the more I'd love you... Continue Reading →

WHY IT’S OK TO LIKE YOURSELF OUT LOUD

.....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 →

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 →

Why Listening is the Hardest Thing to Do

​Listening is the hardest thing to do because it requires that you see you're not the most important person anymore. It is you acknowledging someone else is also just as important. Fully listening to someone else and hearing their story is one of the most humbling experiences one can have.

What Makes Us Advanced?

Interesting that how advanced a nation is considered is contingent on how much cool technology they have. I'd prefer to think advancement has more to do with whether or not we're capable of unconditional love. I'd rather strive for that, anyway. Oh do I ever love my computer! You take it away, I will be... Continue Reading →

The Victim and The Thriver

It seems as if we all have different opinions as to what a victim or survivor is and many of us disagree with how those words are to be used. I have made up my own meanings as to the difference between these two oversimplified words. For me "victim" is the stage of grief we... Continue Reading →

Conservative VS Progressive in Our Daily Lives

We have the words "progressive" and it's opposite would be "conservative". We usually use them referring to political rhetoric. However, outside politics they have somewhat of a different nuance. I see conservatism as being conventional and honoring tradition and trying to keep what was in tact in spite of whether or not it is needed.... Continue Reading →

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