I dedicate this site to the memory of my stepdaughter, Heather, who was murdered on Thanksgiving 2017. I want to chronicle some of the events and spiritual insights that happened. It is my hope that this may help some other souls who stumble upon this site. Maybe some good can come off this after all (read more here).  ~ May 2018

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Healing through Belief: Placebos, Prayer and Magic

Mind over Matter: Healing means to choose ourselves onto the reality where we are healthy. This is an issue of belief and conviction. Medications can help set that belief. But so can placebos. Really, anything that changes the belief with conviction does the same, may it be prayer, science, or “magic.”

Mind over Matter: different than what you think it is

Mind over matter is typically seen as the mind affecting matter, that is, to cause a change in an external situation. But all possible situations already exist, thereby nothing can ever be changed but can only be chosen. Thus, mind over matter becomes making a choice -- a choice, unlike others, made with conviction.

Working with grief, Part 2: The pain can be a catalyst.

In the talk with my wife, intellect vs emotion, a new way emerges to deal with grief, suffering, emotional pain and healing. It is to not to block the pain, push it away, but to use it as an access point and as a catalyst.

While in this world, the body is a spiritual vessel

Although we are all divine beings, for the duration of our incarnation, the body is our spiritual vessel, created for the soul.This is an incredible important point, as many of us take our bodies for granted. If we really understand how sacred the body is, we will take better care of it, with proper nutrition and exercise.

Do wasps get dunk? From a buzz to alcoholism

Last night a wasp tried to drown itself in my beer. Do wasps get drunk? It seemed strange at the time, because at that very moment I was reading in a book about how alcohol affects our lives and bodies, and how alcoholism destroys lives. Maybe we can learn from that little wasp.

Can the mind heal the body?

The power of the human mind is amazing. It is said that we only use 15% of our brains, and every once in a while we see evidence of what the human mind can do that is absolutely mystifying, such as to cause physical changes within the body. In this article I want to ask: Can the mind heal the body?

Happiness Secret: Reward both results and effort

One of the keys to success and happiness is to always reinforce the good and play down the bad. Psychologists have long shown that you can use this to "shape" human behavior. But if you want to also be happier, there is little bit more to it.