Reason Isn’t Dead – It’s Just Not Everything

Disclaimer: This article was created without access to or use of artificial intelligence. It intentionally violates many commonly-accepted SEO conventions. If that’s not acceptable to you, please stop reading now. The Age of Enlightenment threw shade on perceptions that weren’t solidly grounded in rational thought. It gave us durable, rigorous Science, celebrated Reason and sparked […]

Apps, Practices, and Consciousness

How to Choose Wisely It matters that so many of us use apps such as Headspace, Calm, or Healthy Minds. It’s much better than not doing so, right? There’s a big difference, though, between apps and practices. And both of those are completely different than a change of consciousness. Using an app to slow down […]

The True Power of Story: Relationship Matters

Your story matters. Just guessing here: your personal story has progressed beyond the “once upon a time” and is closer to the “happily ever after,” right? And don’t we all want that “happily ever after” sooner rather than later, thank you very much? That’s the true power of a great story with feeling and the […]

Content or Contentment?

“By 2025, the amount of data generated each day is expected to reach 463 exabytes globally.” That’s huge. An exabyte is two to the sixtieth power bytes; “exa” means one billion billion, or one quintillion. “But Bill!” I hear you say. “You don’t have to consume all of it!” True enough. The issue for me, […]

Don’t Blame Cereal Boxes

Remember breakfast? A table full of cereal boxes, bowls, spoons, sugar, and pitchers of orange juice and milk? On Saturdays sometimes there would be toaster waffles or pancakes, bacon and eggs, and maple syrup? If you were really lucky, oatmeal or grits? Sometimes fresh biscuits with butter and honey? And how about those cereal ads […]

Music, Magic, and Mushrooms

A personal psychedelic experience deserves to be treated with great respect. One way to do that is to curate a musical playlist to accompany the journey. Music acts on us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, so why not, right? It’s more than just music, magic, and mushrooms. A psychedelic mushroom journey is much more than […]

A New Approach To What Your Top Ten Songs Say About You

  Go ahead: stop reading this right now and make a list of your personal top ten songs of all time. Most of us can name and remember more than ten, so this will be easy. Write them down – no need to rank them, just make the list, but number the songs one to […]

Suppositories – Can We Go There?

Before we get started, the customary disclaimer: none of what you’re about to read here has been evaluated by a physician or any other clinician qualified to give medical or dietary advice – but it should be. Until then, proceed at your own risk, get advice where you feel you need it, and enjoy the […]

The Two-Minute Treatment: Capitalism and Greed

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The Two-Minute Treatment series is for people who are too busy and need help now. As with all treatments, if you need to, please take time to research the links before just jumping in. If you don’t need lots of footnotes and “science,” just go for it.   Income inequity and capitalism are getting well-deserved […]

What Really Works for Traumatic Stress

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You’ve been there. You’ve done that. You’ve had the 18-20% positive results predicted by scientific research. But it wasn’t enough. Plenty of ways to feel better about things. Just as many ways to actually do something. Doesn’t matter what the things are: there’s an app, or a coach, or a book, or a pill, or […]