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What it Means When Things Look Complicated

When anything in life looks incredibly complicated there is only one thing going on: you’re in your thinking, conceptual mind. You’re “in your head”, as they say. From our heads, we want to know how.  How is the biggy. We also want to know why, when and where. We want steps, plans, strategies and guarantees. That

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Finding A Soft Place to Rest

This article was originally published in July 2016. There’s an inner churning that happens.  Or a circling, perhaps. Like a dog circling the rug, looking for a soft place to rest. That circling is what happens when a mind is disturbed. I don’t mean disturbed in any sort of stable or unhealthy way. Disturbed is a temporary

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What We’re Really Recovering From

Recovery and change used to look very complicated to me.  Binge eating, bulimia, depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, obsessive thoughts…they were all different in my mind. All very unique, each requiring their own brand of specialized attention. And recovery from any of them was a gamble; a better-get-lucky, roll of the dice. I thought

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The Second Annual Being Human Weekend Workshop

Join me for the Second Annual Being Human Weekend Workshop!   In honor of my upcoming book, The Little Book of Big Change: The No Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, the theme of this year’s Being Human workshop is rising above what no longer serves you.  Understanding allows you to rise above. We’ll spend

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An End to Anxiety: A Four Week Course for a More Relaxed Life

Starting in April, anxiety coach Kelli Walker and I will be teaching a 4 week course to help you understand and transcend anxiety. Kelli and I have both been there in a big way. Panic disorder, agoraphobia, compulsions…you name it. We both went through periods of being afraid to leave the house, living in chronic anxiety. And we’re both comfortably

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