The Iceman Tapes – Inside The Mind Of A Mafia Hitman

If you want to know how a fully-fledged psychopath killer behaves and feels, then this video should do the trick.  However, please be warned that some of the material in the video is not for the faint of heart.  It is disturbing material to say the least so view it […]

By | Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 |Categories: Multimedia, Psychology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

10 Tips on How to Ruin Your Life

And now for a complete change of pace.  J.P. Sears gives us some tips on how to ruin our lives.  Here is the blurb from the video

How to have a fulfilling, happy, successful life is dependent on understanding how not to live. In this video I ask you to consider […]

By | Friday, August 19th, 2016 |Categories: Multimedia, Spiritual|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Where is and Who has Consciousness?

This is an updated version of an old article of mine.  The experiment was so interesting that I thought it would be good to give it some attention.

Have you ever wondered where consciousness is?  Is it inside your head, outside of your head?  Is it limited to human beings?  To […]

By | Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 |Categories: Science, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

The Tasks of Growing

Many people do not know what is important to develop in life and as a consequence become lost in their own way.  Suffering to a lesser or greater degree becomes a way of life for many with little respite in sight.  The way out is not to become brain dead […]

By | Friday, July 29th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Shame, Guilt and The Victim Rescuer Persecutor Cycle

To extricate ourselves from rigid and entrenched patterns, we first need to understand them in a different way.  To that end, I offer the following example of a common pattern which afflicts a number of people.

The pattern is sometimes referred to as a victim/persecutor/rescuer cycle.  It was first described by […]

By | Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Stilling the Mind: Meditation Exercise from Bob Fergeson

Bob Fergeson from has made an excellent video on a meditation exercise focussing upon stilling the mind.  Our attention is typically so rooted in our thoughts and emotions that we rarely recognize that the mind has quiet periods.  Focusing attention on the quietness can lead to a deeper […]

By | Sunday, June 19th, 2016 |Categories: Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Flow and Knowing Ourselves

Who are we?  When we start to explore this question, we find out how elusive it really is.  Are we a physical body?  Are we a collection of experiences and memories?  Are we only a partner in relationships?  Each time we consider these aspects of ourselves, we realize that there […]

By | Friday, June 10th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to be comfortable in your own skin

Nice video on mindfulness and observation and how to use it to be comfortable in your own skin.  Here is the blurb for the video.

Your brain is regularly inhibited by aversion, apprehension, greed, and fear. Mindfulness exercises can help change that. Medical professor and meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn explains how […]

By | Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Milton Erickson and the African Violet Queen of Milwaukie

Not only was Milton Erickson the originator of modern hypnosis but he was a master therapist.  A friend and I characterize him as a savant in terms of therapy.  This video is one of Erickson talking about one of his most famous cases that dealt with a depression.

Notice how he […]

By | Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 |Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Richard Rose Going Within

Richard Rose was a little known American Zen master who founded the TAT foundation.  One of his former students shared this video/audio of Richard Rose on Facebook and I happened to come across it.  This video is a collection of clips featuring Rose.  I might not agree with everything Rose […]

By | Monday, May 30th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Brene Brown on Blame

Blaming others and conversely not taking responsibility for our actions is often our default position.  Brene Brown discusses why we need to move on from blame.  Here is the blurb for the video;

You are probably a bit of a blamer – most of us are. But why should we give […]

By | Sunday, May 29th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Using the Body as a Guide through Life.

I sometimes tell the factual story of when I met someone who would become a business associate of mine.  Upon initially meeting him, my body recoiled as if something was wrong.  I even had the fleeting thought that this person should not be trusted.  But given that I was being […]

By | Monday, May 23rd, 2016 |Categories: Psychology, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments
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