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Reflections on Loss and Trauma During the Pandemic

Reflections on Loss and Trauma During the Pandemic

Here's an hour-long podcast that I recorded with my colleague and friend Amy Wright Glenn, last Thursday 9/17. It’s the first podcast I’ve ever done, and I’m open to doing more. The topic is “Reflections on Loss and Trauma During the Pandemic.” There’s some...

COVID-19 and the Loss of A Known Future

COVID-19 and the Loss of A Known Future

Working with students and clients during the Covid-19 Pandemic is a constant plunge into issues that seem to have no prior point of reference. However, I discovered that if we look at parallels to more 'normal' events in our lives, we can find out how to deal with the...

Working on your Ego Doesn’t Work

Working on your Ego Doesn’t Work

After 20 years as a psychologist, I've come back around to the conclusion that working on your ego doesn't work. Why not? Because you can't solve the problems generated by the ego, by working at the level of the ego. The ego is a series of thoughts and thought-based...

Working with the Ego Doesn’t Work (To Solve Your Problems)

Working with the Ego Doesn’t Work (To Solve Your Problems)

I’ve been a practicing psychotherapist for 20 years.  During that time I have become more disturbed and distrustful of traditional mental health diagnostics and treatment.  I’m also seeing the insurance and medical industries ruin wellness care in America and turn it...

A Guide to Enlightenment

A Guide to Enlightenment

Here's a vision statement as I move from therapist to Enlightenment Guide over the next 6 months of 2020: We envision a world where everyone knows that they are Awareness Itself, Truth and Ananda (Love-Bliss-Freedom-Peace) so they can bring peace, open-hearted dialog,...

Love and Truth Go Hand-in-Hand

Love and Truth Go Hand-in-Hand

I often see how certain religious and political groups in this country have divorced themselves from caring about the truth. To get what they want, they're glad to support various politicians, pundits and newscasters as long as they gain the power to influence the...

What has Coronavirus changed?

What has Coronavirus changed?

Enough has been written about this virus and its contagiousness so that most of you reading this will be well-informed about the virus. However, if you've been dealing with an unusual amount of stress, let me suggest the reason for this: your ideas about the future...

Radiant Awareness

Radiant Awareness

The new office is all ready for you. I have openings for new Uncovering Enlightenment groups, and lots of opportunities for shedding your ego and uncovering the radiant, clear Awareness that is your true nature. Individual work...

Death and Dying: Losing a Partner

Death and Dying: Losing a Partner

Sitting next to someone who is dying, is for some people, the greatest challenge of their lives.  You are not only watching your primary partner die but, you are reckoning with the death of your relationship with them, your identity as a husband or wife (which will be...

Some Thoughts on the Nature of the Soul

Some Thoughts on the Nature of the Soul

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how to summarize what I’ve learned about what the human soul is.  One of my sources is the Mandukya Upanishad and the individual sentence “Ayam Atman Brahman” which is translated as “This individual consciousness is (the same as) the...