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When Self-Help Doesn’t Help

When Self-Help Doesn’t Help

There's a lot of self-help out there. It can be practices like yoga, tai chi, a walk in the hills. It can be thought-provoking, like books, conferences, inspirational instagrams. Sometimes, it helps. People get healthy, intuitive, creative. They handle challenge more easily. They lift up everyone they touch. You want to know these people. And sometimes self-help doesn't help. People get less healthy, in their minds and their bodies. Intuition and creativity are lost to following and copying. Many seek the next expert-guru to tell them where to go, what to do, how to live. I've seen this happen around…
You are Perfect, Beautiful, and Wonderful

You are Perfect, Beautiful, and Wonderful

There's always a way to do what you want to do in your body. Which means there is nothing wrong with your body. Have you ever put yourself in a position where you can't move, and then get mad at your body for being so immovable? Do you ever hit walls where you think to get anywhere with this body, I just have to push and it's not going to feel good?   There's nothing wrong with you. There's everything right with you.   A friend of mine recently asked, "How long does it take to get there?" Practicing ease…

Daddy Talk : The Right Stuff

I've climbed some of the biggest mountains around the world, from Alaska to the Alps to North India. Along the way I tested gear for Black Diamond, and learned early on that I had a small obsession for discovering the right approach, and the right tools, for every situation. This is a worthy challenge in mountaineering because the conditions are so variable, changing from day to day, and within each day as sun, wind, and precipitation constantly reshape your world.     Today I have enough gear to outfit a small expedition, thanks in part to an especially adept climbing…
10 Health Behaviors that Might Not be Healthy for You

10 Health Behaviors that Might Not be Healthy for You

When we do everything we're told to get healthy and it just doesn't work, what do we do next? We eat what we're told to eat, avoid what we're told to avoid, pound the pavement, hit the gym, and nothing. No change. We might start to think, "That's just how I am." We might say defiantly, "That's me, that's fine, and I like it!" It's our reality, and we need to accept it. Even if it's not where we want to be.   It's important to like who you are. You're likable! But it's not as good to give up…
Sages, Scientists, and Change

Sages, Scientists, and Change

I learned some good things at the Sages and Scientists conference, from some of the world's top researchers in neurology, medicine, and well-being. Here's a big one.   If yoga doesn't release tension from your body and mind, support radiantly good health, and put you in creative control of an inspiring life, you're doing it wrong.   Ok that's a strong statement. Is it possible to do yoga wrong? As long as we're taking time to tune in, connect with how we feel, and respond, then I don't think so. But sometimes we get stuck, carrying along the same bad…
How to Begin Caring for Trauma

How to Begin Caring for Trauma

How do you help someone who's in the middle of trauma?  This is a complicated question with a simple beginning. When you're in a caregiver role, remember to care for yourself.   Everything you can do for someone else will come from what you're doing also for you.   And a second simple answer is, there's a good chance you already know the answer. Or at least, you know how to be there for your friend. It might be mostly by listening. It might be very little by solving anything. Of course you have an approach for trauma that exists in the healing…
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