Blogs & Videos

Psychedelics: Preparing for an intense experience

An important tool I use in my emotional release work is psilocybin microdosing. And, because of that, as a clinician, I’m tuned into the latest developments and research on psychedelics. In a world where psychedelics often get a cheerleading squad, I think it’s crucial to talk about why I adhere to tiny amounts of the substance in my work.
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What’s your favorite form of deceit?

Many of us claim to cherish honesty, but the truth is, we engage in various forms of dishonesty regularly. Research indicates that, on average, we will tell lies (including white lies!) approximately every half-hour during conversations.  These lies are often not deliberate as we’ve developed patterns of concealing or altering our genuine inner feelings – both to others and to ourselves and the lack of honesty can undermine our relationships.
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How would YOU react? 

Imagine going on a week-long all-inclusive retreat, settling in, and then finding out that there’s no running water. What would you do? This is what my retreaters were presented with when they showed up at our luxury villa in southern Portugal last week!  In fact, the whole experience got so cozy and familiar that it became a running joke that Kevin, the plumber, was everybody’s new best friend…
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Why the 60’s psychedelic revolution didn’t work

There’s a lot of talk these days about getting the most out of a psychedelic journey. Of course, if you’re plotting and planning to do one, it makes sense that you focus on the best way to leverage the experience in the long-term. And as I discuss in this reprise video, that also means taking a cue from how the 60’s missed the mark.
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Beyond microdosing – Your nervous system wants THIS! 

Maybe you’ve been searching for ways to feel better emotionally – and have come across microdosing. That is taking tiny amounts of psilocybin for out-of-control emotions… to reduce anxiety and irritability, relieve depression and boredom and, over all, wanting a greater sense of wellbeing. 
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How wise are you? Take this quiz

A friend of mine was telling me about her doctor who has diagnostic tools that measure the age of the cells in a human body. “I’m 58 chronologically but my body is that of a 62 year old,” she said matter of factly, quoting the results her doctor gave her. I was astounded. “Is this something new?” I asked. “No, he’s been doing it for years,” she explained, “and tracking it.” Some years her “cell age”…

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