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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 …

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 …

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 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, …

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.