9 Natural Ways to Increase Dopamine And Never Feel Depressed or Anxious Again

“Dopamine is the brain’s master chemical. This single neurotransmitter is responsible for a plethora of mental and physical processes. By learning how to stimulate your own dopamine levels naturally, you can overcome depression, anxiety, apathy, and fear, while boosting feelings of pleasure created by this amazing little neuron.

Dopamine is what rewards certain behaviors in us so that we do them again, and why certain drugs are so addictive.  Cocaine, heroine and other opiates cause a dopamine “super reward” which makes their use highly desirable, until you experience the dopamine crash that comes once […]

Ten Steps Towards Making New Year’s Resolutions

Most people assume resolutions and goals are one in the same but they are not.  A goal is something you set.  It’s an experience you decide you would like to have by a certain time that you work toward accomplishing. Resolutions on the other hand are what you are willing to do in order to accomplish your goals. It means you are willing to give up something that doesn’t serve you, learn something new, and grow beyond where you initially believe you can go. 

The Ten Steps […]

Love Is The Way: Universal Path to Peace, Happiness, and Enlightenment

“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.”   ― Thích Nhat Hanh

We all think we need something (at least most of us do) and…

  • We want to find “the one” to make us whole.
  • We want to do some great thing so that we feel valuable and worthy.
  • We want to acquire something […]

The Expanded Consciousness of a Shamanic Journey

It was a bright sunny day and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  All I knew was that I had signed up for a journey, The Grandfather Journey, influenced by an indigenous Peruvian medicine called San Pedro.  San Pedro is a cactus that is ground into a fine powder.  It is received in a tall glass of naturally pure, mountain spring water, stored, of course, in a glass bottle.

A group of us sat in a circle receiving instructions and guidelines provided by our lovely host. The two […]

What To Do In Overwhelming Circumstances

With the planet seemingly speeding up, it doesn’t take much to be overwhelmed on a daily basis. Juggling career/job with family and social time, working in exercise/gym time and quiet/meditative time, is quite a task. Whew! No wonder when an out of the ordinary situation arises you seem to go tilt, and want to check out of your life for a moment.

On a regular basis life presents these overwhelming moments, whether it’s working on several projects during a specific time frame or the insurmountable level of things that […]

Victimization of the Human Race

Interesting title, don’t you think? What is it about the word “victim” that is so interesting? I’ve noticed many times that the biggest news stories are the ones that involve victims. The most popular books and movies are those that involve victims. The most popular causes or passions in the world also involve victims. What is it about victims that moves people? It is sympathy? Or an overwhelming caring or desire to help others?

People are always moved by victims of circumstance. My whole life, I have felt […]