The black dog of depression...Depression can be the start of a reorientation in life, a step in the search for meaning, or a chance for letting go of hurtful aspects of the self. It can also be a chance to deal with grief and loss and learn to expand your potential. In order to fight depression, you need to heal the whole person. Each person’s depression is unique....Read More
Anatomy of Depression- "Now, all of this is not to say that the concept of depression as a mental disorder is bogus, not at all, but only that the diagnosis of depression has been overextended to include far more than just depression, the mental disorder. If like the majority of medical conditions depression could be diagnosed according to its etiology or pathology, that is, according to its cause or effect, then such a situation, such a problem would never have arisen...Read More
Colette Baron-Reid and Dr. Joe Dispenza have a conversation about the impact of the subconscious mind on a person's behavior....Read More
Breaking the Boys Code of Masculinity- “At a young age, boys learn that to express compassion or empathy is to show weakness. They hear confusing messages that force them to repress their emotions, establish hierarchies, and constantly prove their masculinity. Read more...
This is a balanced and thought-provoking documentary about the connection between the mind and body, and how we can take a much more direct approach to managing our health and our world generally.
It begins with the premise that we have more power over our lives than has been previously understood, and focuses on the keys to taking more responsibility in being well, rather than allowing stress from our environment and our upbringing to create illness.
This video talk about the connection between stress and illness, our ability to make thought more real than anything else and how we can become so obsessed with thoughts about the past or future that we create the very things we obsess about....Read more
Self Esteem- The possession of self-esteem does not provide a man with automatic immunity to errors—errors about life, about other men, about the appropriate course of action to pursue that may have painful emotional consequences. Rationality does not guarantee infallibility...Read More
In Search Of Human Origins -The search for human origins is full of mistery! How did we adapt? What did we change and what is hardwired ?
The story of human evolution began in Africa about six million years ago and it describes the very long process
This series (Amazonia: Last Call) travels across Brazilian landscapes by way of one of the main links still binding the essence of humanity with the Earth: the Amazon....Read More
About Racism- Historical racism continues to be reflected in socioeconomic inequality, and has taken on more modern, indirect forms of expression, most prevalently symbolic racism. ..Read more
Habits- “All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits,” William James
Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they’re not. They’re habits..Read more...
Fear of intimacy - The first step to not acting on our fears is to recognize that we have them. The fear of intimacy isn’t a problem without a solution, but finding a solution means identifying that there is a problem.
Many of us feel cheated or victimized by circumstance, while failing to see that our biggest obstacle is how we get in our own way. .....Read more
The family secrets - The most damaging scenario, as is sometimes the case, would be if one or more children in the family believe that they are somehow personally responsible for whatever undercurrent is going on in the home.Keeping secrets within a family can create a false sense of reality, especially among children.. . Read more..
Detached - Neurosis is a matter of degree. All of us are confronted with times in our lives when we have to choose amongst possibilities that seem compelling. Should I accept a job offer in a new city or stay put? Should I marry the person I am with or is there someone better for me? We are confronted with the need to make decisions amongst various choices every day of our lives. What distinguishes neurosis from what we would term "normal" is that the compelling forces for the neurotic are largely unconscious, compulsive, and undesirable for the person. The neurotic is trapped in an untenable position because he does not truly want any of the options he believes available to him but has no frame of reference for how to avoid them. He is therefore pulled in all directions simultaneously. ,...Read More
Our critical inner voice- "The critical inner voice reveals itself in those little everyday thoughts that flit through our consciousness. They zing us and are gone before we are even fully aware of them. These thoughts are part of a menacing internal dialogue, a harsh and judgmental ...Read More
Shame is a soul eating emotion -"There are many circumstances where we have our truth kept locked in, and unintentionally we create shame around our truths. If you feel unable to speak your truth, then you feel shame. It’s nature’s law.
This is true for me. When I was growing up,...read more
Seeing Me in You- Defense mechanisms are a part of our everyday life.
The human mind has many defense mechanisms that "bend" reality into something that makes us feel better where otherwise we would be upset. Projection is a common defense mechanism that people use to protect themselves from unwanted feelings or desires....Read More
Emotionally Unavailable- The term "emotionally unavailable" usually refers to those who create barriers between themselves and others in an effort to avoid emotional intimacy. Relationships with emotionally unavailable people are often depressing and distressing, as their partners end up feeling neglected, unloved and unwanted.
You are the “object” to be conquered, rather than the friendship to be cultivated. Once the conquest is accomplished, the thrill is gone attraction is over.
Being involved with an unavailable partner is a dead end...Read More
Evolution -"Why Sex?" -In evolutionary terms, sex is more important than life itself. Sex fuels evolutionary change by adding variation to the gene pool. The powerful urge to pass our genes on to the next generation has likely changed the face of human culture in ways we're only beginning to understand....Read More
Shyness- Shyness is easy to observe, but hard to define. Being shy isn't selfish or rude. It's just being shy. Shyness is just part of life. ” Being shy can be an inconvenience yes, but never a mental disorder. Being shy doesn't mean you let people walk all over you, or don't speak up when the time arises....Read More
Information is the currency of today's world.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates one of the most important concepts in the world today - information. He discovers how we harnessed the power of symbols, everything from the first alphabet to the electric telegraph through to the modern digital age. But on this journey he learns that information is not just about human communication, it is woven very profoundly into the fabric of reality...Read More
“Paper has dominated our culture for over a thousand years because it’s how we preserved our ideas and thus built a culture upon them. But, paper is a disconnected medium. It’s very difficult to go from a reference to the thing referred to. This…