Decomposing Emotions; Tools for Getting to the Root

Emotions are powerful.  They are complex and they are primal.  And they can give us insights to things we haven’t figured out yet.  Emotions come in layers.  There are basic emotions which exist just as they are and can manifest other emotions. Then there are the other emotions, which can be boiled down or followed…

Vulnerability; Strength or Weakness

As a man, actually since I was a young boy, I was taught that being vulnerable or showing weakness was something only women and weaklings did.  I lived that for a significant part of my life.  Show no weakness and give no opening to the enemy.  That philosophy works well in combat or defending a…

There is Nothing to Fear, Not Even Fear

A good friend of mine got all gung ho on me and started a rant about how men aren’t men anymore and real men fear nothing.  The good news, he is a dear friend and completely understands when I openly laugh at what he is saying.  The down side, I have heard this from different…

Just Breathe

There is a lot of information about the benefits of meditation for kids, meditation for adults, for teens and so on.  And meditation is an amazing tool.  But not everyone wants to or can take the time to for meditation.  What tools does that leave the non-meditating population?  I believe there is still the best…