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TRANCE STATES & FUNDAMENTAL COGNITIVE MANIPULATIONS

Trance States Trance states are neurocognitive postures which allow streamlined function of being. At work, we call these “flow states.“ In meditation, we call them “mindfulness.“ In evangelicalism, we call this a “trance,” “vision,” or …

MALE SUCCESS PATHWAYS

In researching neuroscience and working with men in my practice, it’s become clear that men possess two primary pathways for transcending their present circumstances. The reasons appear to be both cultural and neurological, distinct yet …

STORY MEANINGS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HEROINE

I recently heard a comedian claiming all fairytales were male-centric stories or “damsel’s in distress” like Sleeping Beauty. So I wondered, are our stories one-sided? I’ve found that the matriarchy is strong and robust in lore, as …

APPROPRIATE 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 …

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 …

WHAT GROWTH FEELS LIKE

A Dream of Struggle I had a dream in which I encountered all the situations that upset me in the last 15 years, projected into the future. I agonized, wondering “Did I make the right …

CHANGE & GROWTH: A MEDITATION

“Turn Away” from Beck’s award-winning album“Morning Phase” is an exceptionally powerful ode to change and personal growth. For the last year, I’ve listened to it every night to compel myself to be different.