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2020 Trauma and Transformation

Trauma occurs when a person is overwhelmed by events or circumstances and responds with intense fear, horror, and helplessness. Extreme stress overwhelms the person’s capacity to cope. There is a direct correlation between trauma and physical health conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure. Sometimes you just feel headaches, pain, …

Comparing Mindfulness Meditation and Empatharian

What is Meditation? Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state…. practices vary both between traditions and within them. Meditation may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and enhance peace, …

Kids Path to Meditation and Mindfulness

While we are in lockdown, children are particularly impacted. Their development may be paused in several ways: Physical development: without the opportunities to run and jump, play games athletically, and participate in the physical activities they had been used to, energies may be more explosive, and they may not as many opportunities to do the …

Inspiring Enlightened Selfishness

When people are altruistic, giving of themselves, helping others, there is a payoff which is the greatest gold, the most potent wealth, and it’s in our very body chemistry: This is enlightened selfishness! Our Mr. P, though many decry his actions and inaction, he is actually helping to starkly frame the culture clash of selfish …

Culture War?

Today I’m realizing we’re in a cultural war: it’s the Q types versus the Peace-Love types, and yet I’m sure neither really mean to massacre the other! Or do they? The addiction to hatred, promulguated by fear mongering. Very very powerful. Every accusation at the Left, is the truth about the Right. The child abuse, …

What is Going ON? What we CAN do about it: cultural changemakers

With George Floyd’s last straw/draw of breath, our world ruptured into heartbreak for the racism, injustice, and inequity that pervades us All the while this epic pandemic has ravaged our most vulnerable, stopping our supercilious and exploitative consumer culture, perhaps forever. We are all in mourning for our old unconscious lives, but they are gone …

The Scope of the Project

Today we are going to draw a picture of you, like you’ve never done before: Your whole self. It will be symbolic of course, symbolic of the whole of you, starting with a circle, which is you as your fully realized self, actualized, all your potentials realized. Draw this circle nice and big on a …

Vision Correction 2020

As babies we are all Empatharians. We gesture our truth, we are sensitive little humans, if we hear a piano playing, we listen. It’s nature is to be open to experience and to feel the emotions of those around us, to respond in harmony with the music… At what stage does this change? How did …