Observe the self, heal yourself

The ego self is the unobserved self. If you do not find an objective standing point from which to look back at yourself, you will almost always be egocentric—identified with yourself instead of in relationship with yourself. Ego is not bad; it is just what takes over when you do not see truthfully and completely.... Continue Reading →

No job is better than an ill suited job for your mental health (madness and the need for unproductivity, too)

This article today got me thinking about an older post from a few years ago that I'll once again share below the excerpt. This fact that bad and soul-killing jobs are difficult on us in profound ways has many implications in terms of beginning to think about how society needs to be reordered for the... Continue Reading →

Awaken your inner shaman

Within each of us is one who walks in beauty and balance—the one with access to unlimited knowledge, power, and tranquility,” says Dr. José Luis Stevens. “I call this true self the Inner Shaman.” … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Love is the absence of fear

I tweeted this one day: It strikes me that supporting and healing the nervous system in PTS is, among other things, also a process of learning to receive and accept love. Then one of my fellow tweeters tweeted this a few days later in response to something else I said to her: What is love?"... Continue Reading →

Saturday Mellow: beautiful sea creatures and planet earth

Experience seeing the strangest alien like life forms move, breathe and survive. Also, see microscopic creatures moving body parts up close as well as cells duplicating. Our waters hold secrets yet to be discovered. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Jewels hidden in the dark soil of the body

By Matt Licata At times, the kindest thing we can offer a friend in pain is to sit in the darkness with them, removing the burden that they change, feel better, or heal in order for us to stay close. It may feel like urgent action is being called for and that we must shift their depression to joy, their sadness to bliss, or their hopelessness to hope. But in doing so, we disavow the jewels that are hidden in the dark soil of the body. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Good Grief! A human rite of passage with us all the time

Grief is one of the common human experiences that tragically often gets pathologized. Let us consider healthy ways of being with this sort of natural and organic pain. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Has the rug been pulled out? (again)

I am in a bit of a flare in my healing process. My nervous system got challenged beyond what it was ready for when I attempted Bikram yoga. No, not all yoga is alike, and Bikram, I discovered is the military boot camp style of yogas, oh my. That is another story, but take it as... Continue Reading →

MDs that can help are not always available

This was inspired by a tweet stream in response to someone asking about finding an MD to help with drug withdrawal...unfortunately they're simply not always available and we have to deal with that reality. Pretending it's not the case helps no one and can be dangerous. I've reposted the tweets below and then cut and pasted various supporting... Continue Reading →

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