Growing from Loss

We feel loss whenever our life changes unexpectedly in ways that disrupt established behaviors. Sometimes that change is for the better, such as when we move to take up a new job, but often it is painful. That pain makes us aware of benefits and virtues that we may...
Be Child-Like

Be Child-Like

You can seek contentment by suppressing critical thinking, but that’s no substitute for joy. Transcript Hello, I am Brian Balke, and welcome to this week’s Hypnosis Rising video: Be Child-Like! From the advocates of modern talk therapy and meditation, a common...
Saying ‘Yes’ to Life

Saying ‘Yes’ to Life

Throughout “Stop Missing Your Life,” author Cory Muscara weaves snapshots from his early, six-month meditation retreat in Burma. Seeking guidance through physical and emotional discomfort, often Cory was offered this wisdom: “Be more present.” That forced him to...
Relaxing Into Discomfort

Relaxing Into Discomfort

One of the paradoxes of post-surgical recovery is that while the surrounding tissue is damaged, total immobility prevents the flows of blood and lymph that facilitate healing. Unfortunately, pain causes a reaction that makes that worse: the stiffening of muscles,...
FInding Self Meaning

FInding Self Meaning

I can’t remember a book self-identified as philosophy rising onto the US best seller list. It says something about Asian society that The Courage to be Disliked, an examination of Adlerian psychology, remained on the regional best-seller lists for over a year. The...