Rewrite Your Past

Rewrite Your Past

We all tell ourselves stories to get through the day. Sometimes we tell ourselves there is a God in heaven who loves us. Sometimes we tell ourselves that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes we tell ourselves that we’re not good at physical activity. In...
A Manifesto for Better Hypnosis

A Manifesto for Better Hypnosis

I’ve written in the past about ways in which therapy and mental health can improve (although I’ve since tempered my language to be more nuanced and less aggressive – the power of personal growth, yo). Here, I’d like to explore ways in which the...
Pain and Effortlessness

Pain and Effortlessness

When working with clients, I often encounter a seeming paradox.  On one hand, I encourage them to experience discomfort in a very overt and direct way.  I sometimes describe myself as an “emotional pain tolerance coach”, essentially supporting clients as...
The Thing of The Thing

The Thing of The Thing

There is a sneaky part that hides behind everything you are trying to work on. It’s a variation of the thing itself, and it can be the hardest to notice. Take for example, anger. You’re working on your anger, and every time you mess up, you get furious at yourself....
Preventative Psychology

Preventative Psychology

For much of its history, psychology has focused on solving emotional problems. It started with Freud, and his hilariously cynical goal to convert his clients “from hysterical misery to common unhappiness”. Even more optimistically minded people like the jovial Carl...
The Case for Decentralized Psychology – DePsy

The Case for Decentralized Psychology – DePsy

One of my many interests in life is the world of finance. While many people’s eyes gloss over as soon the talk of money comes up, I love personal finance, economics, and understanding the complex and creative ways in which money makes the world go around.  One of the...
We Need to Rethink Mental Health Training

We Need to Rethink Mental Health Training

There is an acute shortage of mental health professionals in the world, even as more people than ever before need help. Why more people are needing it may be a combination of factors, such as the world being more stressful, but I like to think that a lot of it is...
Life Hack for Empaths

Life Hack for Empaths

As an empath, this is one principle that I wish I had learned earlier:  Experiencing other people’s pain or suffering can be disheartening, and if you’re highly sensitive you’re constantly coming into contact with it.  It can be very disempowering as it...
No Leaps of Faith

No Leaps of Faith

Two of my heroes, who greatly influenced my methodologies and even the name of this brand itself, have not had the impact they deserved to have. I am not making judgements about their happiness, or about them fulfilling their potential. But I think what they have to...