Lions and Tigers and Snakes, Oh, My

Explore the fascinating relationship between the reptilian and mammalian brain in our ancient survival instincts. Embark on a journey to live a purposeful life amidst fear and stress.

A Very Short History of Mindfulness and Meditation

Man practicing mindfulness

“The only way to help somebody change is to help them change their awareness of themselves.” Abraham Maslow Mindfulness is a practice of noticing, being aware, and being in the present moment.  You can be mindful of your thoughts, your emotions, your breath.  You can be mindful of physical sensations, and you can employ any, […]

I Think, Therefore I Am

Cogito Ergo Sum. A Latin philosophical proposition that means I think, therefore I am. Written in stone

Cogito, ego sum, is a Latin phrase attributed to French philosopher, mathematician and scientist, Rene Descartes (1596 – 1650).  The English translation of this phrase is: “I think, therefore I am”.  Most simply, Descartes was saying that the fact that he has the capacity to question his own existence, someone or something must be doing […]

Understand Your “Caveman Brain”

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you feel like you’re not in control of your emotions? You might feel hijacked by your feelings, and your rational thinking seems to have gone out the window. You’re not alone—this common experience can be traced back to our ancestors and the “caveman brain.” Understanding the […]

Monkey Mind

The Most Powerful Computer on Earth The human brain is the CPU (central processing unit) of the human body.  It is responsible for maintaining homeostasis (stability and equilibrium) of all the body’s operating systems.  In addition, it is the information processing, problem-solving organ that has enabled humans to navigate life on Earth for tens of […]

Understanding Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that has gained popularity in recent years. It is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies to help individuals live more fulfilling lives. In this article, we will explore the core principles, techniques, and applications of ACT, as well as […]