Essays/Ramblings

Here are some essays written in answer to questions or common concerns. I hope they are of some benefit to you. Obviously these essays are not medical advice and are not meant to replace a trusting relationship with a provider who understands your concerns, but they are meant to be helpful in deciding whether it is worth consulting with someone. The essays each have little titles and blurbs that explain what they are about and generally attempt to give the reader enough information to get oriented on topics such as meditation, self soothing, or relational repair. Best to you.

Basic Meditation -- Ideas for getting started and staying started.

An Open Letter With Nobody in Mind. Some ponderings on free will, autonomy, and what to do with it.

Resilience, Trauma and Affect Theory and why those topics matter to all people as both individuals and citizens.

Intermediate Meditation -- Bumps in the road sometimes encountered

Advanced Meditation -- Some ideas about post-awakening practice

Sensuality, Sex, Sexuality, Intimacy and Relationality 

Awakening, Selfhood and other Minor Matters