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,...
You Are Already Amazing

You Are Already Amazing

After reading about an exciting advance, have you ever sought out an expert on the subject? You know, the kind of person who has forgotten more about it than most of us ever knew? It is like exploring a cave with side chambers. They will observe, “Oh, really....
Designed to Love

Designed to Love

One of the keys to mental healing is the belief that experience has meaning. From my book, “The Foundations and Practice of Lay Hypnotherapy,” I offer this insight: We hurt and then heal each other because we are still learning how to express our capacity...

Taught by the Children We Heal

When it was discovered that syphilis progressed to mental illness, psychiatry was grandfathered into medicine. Surgery and drugs became the preferred interventions. These were applied when the psychosis was fully evolved, as desperate measures for those that could no...