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...
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...
Taking a Moral Stance

Taking a Moral Stance

If you want to strengthen your character, where do you start? Your brain is complicated – more complicated than anything else known to science. A modern computer chip does not come close, and once it is made a chip does not change. The human brain changes every...
Conquering Cravings

Conquering Cravings

At the care of everything that we do is the goal of finding fulfillment. Why, then, do we pursue cravings until they make us ill? The problem is that society places demands on your brain that put it at odds with your body. Your brain uses up a large amount of sugar,...
Honoring Emotion

Honoring Emotion

The movie “Inside Out” reinforces the idea that emotions are all in your head. They are not. Emotions are your organic response to experience. They involve hormones and blood flow and muscle tension and more – all contributing to create subtle...