Showing: 1 - 10 of 97 Articles
Sabotage

Self Sabotage as Survival

Many life experiences and failures to reach our goals may quickly be labeled self-sabotage. However, to truly understand the roots of such patterns, we must dig deep into what motivates them. Research into the unconscious underpinnings of our behaviors suggests that all mental life has an unconscious component. What we call self-sabotage in the present …

Addiction

Addiction, “Brain Lock” Plus One

Addiction and compulsion, whether to substances or behaviors, can feel like an insurmountable challenge. However, Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz’s “Brain Lock” method offers a practical and effective approach to overcoming these struggles, provided there is support and consistent effort. This cognitive-behavioral therapy technique, originally developed for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), is also valuable for addressing addictive …

Pain

Pain that Never Goes Away

In school, you’re taught to repeat something over and over again to commit it to memory. Did you know your nerves can “memorize” different kinds of stimuli? Your nerve cells can memorize bad stimuli, like pain.  This is called central sensitization. In what follows, we’ll talk about the science behind central sensitization, how it’s diagnosed, …

You Matter image

Embrace the Inner Critic

Has your inner critic gained too much control over your ability to move forward? While, the critical voice that emerges every so often is not always welcome, it may serve a purpose. While annoying, it might serve as a protector and motivator, so it’s not all bad. This nagging voice lets you: Refine and reduce …

Supplements for Inflammation

Combatting Inflammation

Through my years as a competitive runner, I have had my share of injuries. In addition, I have an auto-immune condition. Both of these circumstance have led me to seek alternative ways to combat inflammation – both acute and chronic. While inflammation is an essential part of our immune response to injury, infection, or harm …