healthy fear

Fear is a natural emotion, one that when present in healthy amounts can function to keep us safe and well. Without any sense of fear, we might causally stroll across the street in front of traffic or take other such risks that might have severe consequences. Or an over abundance of fear can paralyze us … Read more

law of conservation of energy

There are many laws in physics. The Law of Conservation of Energy is one; are you familiar with it? Here’s a quick physics lesson: The law of conservation of energy is an empirical law of physics. It states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time (is said to be conserved over time). A consequence of this … Read more


I love being around courageous people who are willing to lean into challenge in hopes of finding a different way. People who might be terrified of taking the next step but somehow muster up the courage to do so. These people inspire me. One of the things I love about my calling as a counselor is that I get … Read more

fear is the mind-killer

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will … Read more

resilency to grieve

Our culture seems big on promoting the pursuit of feeling happy, feeling good. Comfort is everything and the marketing industry seems eager to sell us just the right thing or experience that we need to find that happy, feel good feeling. And yet that sought after feeling always seems to fade away. Comfort, the enemy … Read more