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  • Welcome to Winter solstice 2019

    Humans have celebrated this dark day with gathering together, warm fires, and feasts for millennia. But, in recent history our culture got so focused on all the holiday stress that it’s easy to forget what really matters—connection. 

    For us to gather […]

  • The Cultural Landscape of Trauma

    In this episode of The Living Experiment, Pilar interviews a special guest — clinical therapist and author Resmaa Menakem.

    They talk about the broad and vitally important, social and racial landscape of trauma — from the effect it […]

  • Adjust Your Body to Daylight Savings

    If you’re in the US, the clocks “fell back” over the weekend to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time.If you were up late, you may have used the “extra hour” as an excuse to keep having fun. Maybe you […]

  • Fall – It’s Time to Slow Down

    Monday (Sept. 23) was one of the most important days of the year (but not because it’s the day before my birthday).

    Monday was the first day of fall, and that matters – a lot – because fall is, symbolically […]

  • 80/20 Rule for Emotional Needs

    For as long as I can remember, I have looked to other people to meet my needs for acceptance, love, and support.

    When I was a child, my parents didn’t have the emotional capacities that little Dallas so badly wanted […]

  • Heal and Love … Here and Now

    “The only place that you can love or heal or awaken is here and now, the eternal present.” —Jack Kornfield I’ve read books and deep-and-meaningful quotes along these lines many times, but it has only been recently that it has […]

  • Are you a brave person?

    “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” —William FaulknerGenerally speaking, I haven’t thought of myself as a “brave” man.

    I’m good in crises, and I’m willing to do really hard […]

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