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A CASE FOR CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

This post is in support of creators, originators, and makers. Allow cultural appropriation. Remember what our mother told us? “Let your brother copy you, it’s the highest form of respect!” Cultural appropriation is similar. Like …

CONFRONTING THE DARK SIDE OF FEMININITY

“Benevolent women haven’t figured out how to regulate the evil queen, so her hatred, as part of the post-modern neo-Marxist ideology, has decided weak and emasculated men are preferable to tyrants. ~ Jordan Peterson The …

COACHING: UNDERSTANDING COST

Coaching costs more than other hourly tasks (on par with therapists but below lawyers, doctors, and CEOs). Programmers, analysts, and engineers often make in the $25-45 hourly range, or $50-90,000 per year. Meanwhile, coaches and …

INTRO TO COACHING, DO YOU NEED ONE?

Coaching in Noble Abstract Coaching uses processes, data, and positive psychology to make better people. In my case, I’ve simplified this to a maxim: “Make Gods.” This refers to the ancient metaphor of divine choice …

HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE GIG ECONOMY

Basics for students and employees new to freelancing. Whether Taskrabbit, Upwork, Handy, Postmates, Uber, Lyft, or other freelancing, success in the gig economy has a few basics, as seen from the lens of Organizational Psychology. …

SUBSTANCE USE & LIFE IMPROVEMENT

As clients increasingly come for coaching while taking or having taken various mind altering substances, and as individuals in my community increasingly rely on alcohol, nicotine, and medications, an important aspect of being is increasingly …

A SCARY TIME FOR BOYS?

Recently NowThis Politics posted a song by Lynzy Lab which notes the many reasons it’s scary for women and then mocks “it’s a scary time for boys” in chorus before flipping the script and repeating “it’s not …

STORY MEANINGS: AN ANALYSIS OF RAPUNZEL

(This version is by Paul O. Zelinski, as is the cover art.) I’ve recently been stunned by the understanding fairytales have deep archetypal meanings, the recognition of universal human patterns with biological underpinnings. We know …

HABITS, GOAL EXECUTION, & WEIGHT LOSS

Yesterday I noticed a famous trainer on Instagram encouraging people to “not give up with their resolutions and just power through!” to lose weight. This is terrible motivational advice. Willpower fails to compel or support …

ICONS & IDOLS, HONOR & HEROS

The Lie Self-promotion asserts competent ability to conquer chaos based on intrinsic being rather than doing – cognitive belief divested from action or faith from works – ergo iconography contradicts instinctive models of heroism by …

A MOTIVATING DREAM INTERPRETATION

I’ve been listening to a lot of Jungian Analysts (practitioners of Carl Jung’s approach to psychoanalysis) discuss the nature of dreaming, archetypes, and the use of images by the brain. Some people think in images, …

GIVING INCREMENTAL GOOD

It’s easy to think giving money has no impact on poor souls in hell. It’s easy to blame, to judge them, to call them a black hole whose value-damage cannot be offset. While responsible for …

UNSURPRISING PERSONALITY DEFICITS

Harvey Weinstein’s behavior makes my stomach turn. It deserves punishment, and Hollywood needs reform, but I leave that discussion for others. My intention is to adjust our expectations of leaders and normalize understanding of low-functioning …

HOW TO CONQUER FEAR QUICKLY

Neurolinguistic programming is the art of training your brain to experience joy when a particular fearful or bad sensation occurs. Results are wildly effective at neutralizing fear by changing bad patterns into open doors of …

HOW CHARACTER FORMS NEUROSIS

(This idea, from Claudio Naranjo’s Character and Neurosis, has been one of my most powerful tools for helping clients balance their internal processes and find healthy self-awareness.)