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Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)

When we are stressed out, or feeling anxious, or experiencing trauma, tension occurs in the body. Our posture changes. Our muscles tighten or become tense. We physically feel it. The physical aspects of chronic negative emotions are detrimental to our health and well-being. There are a lot of practices that...

Neuromodulators

The way to achieve lasting change in any area in life, like health and mental wellbeing, is by generating neuroplasticity, or rewiring of brain connections. There are certain behavioral requirements that make neuroplasticity possible. These include repetition, focus, urgency, challenge and sleep. In conjunction with these actions, there are molecules...

God and the Contingent Nature of the World

I like philosophical arguments for the existence of God. For anybody who is familiar with this platform, that is not surprising. One of the many reasons is because thinking philosophically and deeply is good for the brain. But also, I find these philosophical arguments to be extremely compelling, and give...

The Importance of Grit

Grit is of my favorite books and concepts in psychology, personal and professional development. Angela Duckworth, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote the book GRIT based upon her research into the psychology of success. She interviewed many leaders in business, sports, academia and medicine about what sets...

EFT Tapping

A simple, effective, albeit a little strange, stress reduction tool is called EFT, or Tapping. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. This technique combines the ancient practice of acupressure with practices like visualization, affirmation and positive psychology.  The theory behind acupressure, which is rooted in Chinese medicine, is that there...