In this video I discuss my exciting story of getting a root canal, shame and its impact, including several self-harming behaviors, such as cutting, eating disorders and body dysmorphia. Here, I theorize that it is the anger we hold inside that directs us to turn against ourselves
So many of us experience depression (the feeling of hopelessness/helplessness), ranging from a minor "fog" to a condition of paralysis, devoid of any desire. In this video I explore the possibility of depression resulting from stifled anger.
Why do we fear expressing anger in relationships? I discuss how anger, expressed with intensity, care, and genuineness, actually invites connection. Also, I talk about the common thought that men tend to only express anger and why that might be.
The origins of how we came to circumvent and judge this powerful and integral emotion for human connection. The way we respond to anger reflects how it was modeled by the loved ones who raised us. In addition, I talk about specific defenses developed in fear of this feeling.
Anger has been such a shamed and judged emotion... but what is anger really telling us? Why does it exist and what is its role in healing and connecting?
The start of a series of videos discussing anger and why the avoidance of it manifests in a number of problems such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, etc.
In this video I start with my story of how internalizing my anger created a number of issues and why connecting to it changed the way I lived.Read More
True Radicalism is about going to the roots of our own soul. What are the cause of the problems in this world...when we ignore or avoid the deeper places inside ourselves that are driving our actions in life. Here I explain my therapeutic approach and the purpose for my videos.
Why Grace is not some flaccid apology and letting it go, but an active, intentional process of addressing the impediments that block us from being truly human.
The error in forcing ourselves to be thankful is a reaction to something we don't want to face inside. I discuss how gratefulness/thankfulness is a natural flow and not a forced one and what we are covering up by "trying" to be thankful.Read More
I explore in 15 minutes the topic and misunderstanding of confession, how its been regulated through certain forums and religious contexts that falls short of a powerful act of breaking through shame, connecting deeper to ourselves and others.