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To explain why therapy groups are good for your mental health, I first need to tell you some basic things about your evolutionary history, your brain, and your nervous system. As mammals, we're wired to live in social groups We evolved that way because we were a...

Want a life where you start doing what you want to do, stop doing what you don’t want to do, and feel happiness and peace-of-mind? Then seize the day. What I mean by that is, be mindful of where you are. Take care to be conscious...

As I mentioned in my last blog, about depression, in order to explain why you are anxious, I have to tell you some things about your nervous system. In the olden days, pre-1995, before Stephen Porges published his Polyvagal theory, the world thought of the nervous...

If it’s true that great relationships and health are built on a foundation of balance, which they are, then it’s important to remember that balance does not mean “perfectly symmetrical.” There is beauty and interest in asymmetrical balance. So, giving up moderation for intensity or total abstinence...

Think of the involuntary responses in your body as the big, beautiful horse in this photo. Now, imagine being a rider on that beast who can't control it. That's what's happening when you can't control your words and actions. Your ego has lost control of that...

To tell you why you are depressed, I have to tell you some things about your nervous system. First off, in the olden days, pre-1995, before Stephen Porges published his Polyvagal theory, the world thought of the nervous system as “fight or flight,” or “rest and...

Express Your Feelings and Heal Life is full of experiences that you can't let yourself express your feelings about in the moment. But do you have a method that allows you to visit those moments again later and express those feelings? When you push away feelings to...

A while back, I wrote a blog explaining why therapists don’t answer questions, and while none of what I said in that blog has changed, I want to reiterate some points and add some others. The therapist is not a model for how you should...

"Paranoid Is Never Entirely Mistaken"                                                                                 -...