In 2008 I embarked upon a grand journey. I wanted to know why I had strong feelings of unworthiness, shame and self-hate buried deep within, despite having never been directly shamed by my parents or any religion. I also wanted to know why so many seem to struggle with varying forms of self-aggression, believing they
What’s Wrong With My New Year’s Resolutions? Why Most Resolutions Fail and How to Create Effective Ones that Change Your Life
It’s a New Year. For some, the rolling over of the calendar year means very little, and for others the New Year is an opportunity for a fresh start, a chance to do some course correction and to achieve some goals that may have fallen by the wayside. However, there seems to be a problem.
Psychology & Spirit
Let me preface this post by saying that, unlike many of my articles, the opinions expressed herein are not necessarily grounded in scientific data. Rather, they find their roots in my own experience and that of my clients and peers, as well as religious and spiritual teachings. Why Redemption Matters What exactly is redemption and
Chronic Pain & Illness
How to Transform Chronic Pain: From Resistance to Compassion
Why Don’t They Get It? If you or someone you love is experiencing chronic pain from illness or injury, you know first hand how extremely difficult and debilitating it can be. Many physicians know and understand how chronic pain may affect your physical body, however they tend to overlook or downplay the psychological effects that can