Wellness – the secret ingredient

People want to get better, but they don't want to feel uncomfortable or awkward. Distress and discomfort get a bad wrap. We are taught to avoid it at all costs, yet there is no growth without discomfort. The path to wellness requires a willingness to be uncomfortable. There is just no way around it. We don't have to … Continue reading Wellness – the secret ingredient

Finally get rid of that bad habit!

The most common way we harm ourselves is by PRETENDING it isn't a big deal. We minimize how hurt or angry we are, pretend smoking or drinking just this time won't make a huge difference, or having that last piece of cake,  and then distract ourselves to keep it all at bay. We use distracting … Continue reading Finally get rid of that bad habit!

How does early life experience impact us?

There has long been a question of nature vs nurture, and the answer is BOTH. This great TED talk focuses on how early life nurturing actually changes the expression of our genes, of our DNA. There are two layers to our genes, the older, harder to change layer, and the epigenetic layer, that is impacted … Continue reading How does early life experience impact us?