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More on the Gut - Brain Connection

3 years ago I had an experience that changed the way I see the world. Not only that, but changed the way I see myself.  Now, that sounds kind of dramatic, I know... but the journey I thought I was…Read more
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Spirulina ??

In the last post on smoothies, I mentioned using Spirulina.  In the last couple of days I have noticed some info saying that Spirulina may not be the best thing to consume. I started to investigate after I thought I…Read more
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Smoothie Recipes

So, I am on a month and a half (roughly) of drinking a smoothie for lunch and dinner and greens and eggs with cultured veggies, or a salad with hemp tofu (or some similar variation) for lunch.  So, I have…Read more
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Basic Brain Nutrients

I have talked a little here about brain chemicals and how those may be related to our digestive health and gut bacteria. Many of the anti-depressant medications taken today boost one or two main brain chemicals. While this can work…Read more
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Brain Chemicals

If you have had issues with anxiety or depression, then maybe you eventually investigated medications to alter brain chemicals. There are now scores of drugs to alter brain chemicals in various ways. I recently came across an article that breaks…Read more
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The Ego: Our first Creation

Note to Self:

The creation of the Ego is slow... it is enlightenment in reverse. For me it was putting up walls to hide myself from emotional pain. I created pain internally to feel empathy or to manufacture my own…Read more
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Chakras


A little bit into my experience with what I would describe as my awakening (..and that I've also described as anxiety, because it was definitely filled with anxiety). 
I started to to notice the physiological sensations in my body related… Read more
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Panic Attack?


I was just talking to a friend, Greg, the other day about stress and anxiety and panic attacks. And I was just talking about my personal experience and realizing that panic attacks, (even though I haven't had one in a… Read more
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The Narrative

Note to Self:

We tell ourselves that there is a narrative to our life, a story line. We are inundated with narratives all day every day... from the news to the stories we watch constantly on TV and movies.  One…Read more
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Slow is the new fast

I had accomplished so many wonderful things in my life by the time I was 40...as a musician I had traveled the country many times...performed on three continents...played more awesome gigs than I can remember...but I didn't appreciate it to…Read more
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Love is being present

Note to Self:

Isn't the greatest manifestation of LOVE is simply being present, in the moment, with someone? No where else to be, nothing else to do, nothing to watch on tv, no entertainment needed, no expectations. Just Being... This…Read more
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Serotonin Balance - Serotonin and Candida

In my case, I think I was basically serotonin deficient for most of my adult life. I didn't know it of course, I thought it's what "normal" was. We'll not really..it was "normal" for me, and I wondered what "normal"…Read more