Anxious About Calm?

Anxious About Calm?

Does the thought of taking time off drain your energy?   Believe it or not, it can. Our body has two energy production modes, corresponding to anxiety or calm. They require different diets and schedules. The mode of anxiety is opportunistic and reactive; the mode of...
Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

The tendency to bond to narcissists arises in childhood, often when a child is required to manage a parent’s emotions. The result is a lack of self-awareness, which goes as deep as ignoring the signals sent by the body concerning what serves your organic...
Our Search for Meaning

Our Search for Meaning

The Golden Rule of control theory is “the most flexible part of a system controls its behavior.” This explains why the human cortex has taken over the world. The cortex operates on simple principles: figure out what events happen together and generate responses to...
Soothing Self-Care

Soothing Self-Care

We are tempted to pretend that the wound inside of us doesn’t exist. The natural thing to do when we cut our finger, though, is to put a bandage on it, knowing that the pain will be soothed because we have taken positive action to promote healing. At Hypnosis...
Beautiful New Minds

Beautiful New Minds

Life Is complicated. That is true both as respects biology and society. The brain seeks to prioritize the signs arising from the world and to coordinate the body’s response to events. Because the world is complicated, the brain is complicated. Organizing that...