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Have You ever been Ghosted? 

By |Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 |

I must confess I was not aware of this particular term until I ran across an article on ghosting recently.  Ghosting is essentially an extreme form of avoidance where a person severs all ties and disappears from your life.  They do not respond to text or emails or Facebook or any other social media form.  In many cases they will have blocked you.  The same goes for phone calls or other attempts at content.  To be clear I am not […]

Site Changes

By |Friday, July 24th, 2015 |

Excuse the mess while I am updating this site with a new look.  Additionally, you may have noticed there has not been a lot of new content on this site for the past year.  I have been contemplating what to do with this site and what direction I want it to go.    In some ways I am going to wind the clock back a few years and do more on the ‘spirituality’ front than I have been of late.  Where […]

The Relaxation Response

By |Sunday, July 12th, 2015 |

While most people are able to achieve some level of relaxation, the stressors of our culture sometimes make it difficult to achieve a deeper level of relaxation.  So much so that it is not uncommon for people to cry under hypnosis simply because they are more relaxed than they thought they were capable of.  Unfortunately, most people live with so much stress that they have become used to that way of being.

Most people live with their stress response always on.  […]

Do We See Reality As It Is?

By |Friday, July 3rd, 2015 |

Yes I know another video.  This is a great TED talk on our perceptions and reality.   Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.

Transmitting Thought : The Maimonides Dream Lab

By |Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 |

I like material that questions the current paradigm on mind.  In this excellent short film, Dr. Stanley Krippner explains his research executed at the Maimonides Dream Research lab in Brooklyn, NY in the 1960s. The lab set out to prove that in altered states of consciousness, phenomena such as telepathy, pre-cognition, out of body experiences and clairvoyance were scientific possibilities

A Virus Called Fear

By |Sunday, June 28th, 2015 |

Decent short documentary on fear, well worth watching.  I will post some written material in the next week or so.  Stay tuned.

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

By |Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 |

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in strange positions.)

Note: Mindfulness is useful as an adjunct and can really make a difference in our lives.  My only concern is that it is often […]

2006 Self Made Man: Norah Vincent chooses Female Privilege over Male Privilege

By |Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 |

I have not read the book Self Made Man, but I intend to after I watched this video.  Lesbian Feminist Norah Vincent lives as a man for 18 months, goes nuts and is happy to get back to life as a woman. How important is gender in our identity makeup?

Beneath Anger

By |Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 |

Worth remembering:

Beneath anger lays what is really important to us.

Awareness – Anthony de Mello

By |Monday, May 25th, 2015 |

A free good lecture/audio book on human potential by Anthony de Mello.   This is one of those books that people often refer to as helping them sort out their lives and dreams.  Hopefully it stays on YouTube for some time.

Hat Tip:  Tess Hughes for posting this on Facebook.