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Coping tools and techniques for we “mere mortals”

Coping tools and techniques for we “mere mortals”

I’ve received many questions about my recent post, “Facing Your Demons and Conquering Your Fears,” where I wrote about retired Navy SEAL David Groggins and the techniques he uses to defeat his demons and fears, negative self-talk, as well as develop resilience and mental toughness. Many asked if I knew other tools for accomplishing this,…

By Rick August 1, 2021 0

Facing your demons and conquering your fears

Facing your demons and conquering your fears

Do you fear risk, failure, judgment, discomfort or obstacles? If so, much of that may be related to childhood trauma, such as feelings of abandonment, insecurity, irrelevance or unworthiness that continues to haunt you today. These are shadow issues – our demons and fears – and we must work to conquer them. They differ from…

By Rick July 24, 2021 0

The magic of psilocybin

The magic of psilocybin

Let’s face it. Migraines are a pain in the neck and at least one other place I can think of. Psychedelics are back in vogue, and research in the field is mushrooming (pun intended). Researchers claim a single dose of psilocybin may be useful in treating migraines. New studies of such hallucinogenic drugs as psilocybin,…

By Rick July 18, 2021 4

It’s all about the nitrates

It’s all about the nitrates

Remember the old cartoon character Popeye? Remember how he used to squeeze a can of spinach until it burst, and all the spinach flew into his mouth? Remember how big his muscles got after that? I certainly do because he was one of my favorite characters. As a kid, I didn’t really believe that could…

By Rick July 11, 2021 0

Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America!

“Good morning America, how are ‘ya?’ Don’t ‘ya’ know me, I’m your native son?” I’ve borrowed the lines from an old Arlo Guthrie song called “The Train They Call the City of New Orleans.” It sums up how I feel about you, America. You and I are in a relationship that’s been going on for 74 years.…

By Rick July 4, 2021 0

Do we get grittier with age?

Do we get grittier with age?

I recently finished re-reading “Grit: Why Passion and Resilience Are the Secrets to Success,” Angela Duckworth’s classic book dealing with the long-standing debate about talent versus persistence and hard work. I discover something new each time I read it. This time around, I became fascinated with Chapter 5: Grit Grows. It got me thinking about life’s “school…

By Rick June 27, 2021 0

Use it or lose it!

Use it or lose it!

Everyone knows how hard it is to get in shape and stay in shape. It requires a committed effort to get fit. But it doesn’t take much at all to get “unfit.” In fact, it can happen in as little as a few weeks. So, why is that? That’s a great question, and I’ll get…

By Rick June 20, 2021 0

Stress and the immune system

Stress and the immune system

Stress is all around us. For some people, it’s a stimulant, but for others, it’s a heavy burden. We’ve all heard the warnings before. Watch out for stress! It’s bad for you. But that’s chronic stress, which can last days, weeks or even months. That type of stress hits you hard in numerous ways, including…

By Rick June 12, 2021 0

Can you run after total knee-replacement surgery?

Can you run after total knee-replacement surgery?

The short answer to this question is Yes. Should you run after knee-replacement surgery is another question. But this is a question only you can answer. Why? Because it’s a jungle out there when it comes to medical advice. Some surgeons and physiotherapists say you shouldn’t, while others say you should. Part of the problem…

By Rick June 5, 2021 0

Are you an ambivert?

Are you an ambivert?

Carl Jung came up with the concept of introverts and extroverts. According to Jung, an introvert is “someone who draws energy from quiet reflection.” They like to spend time alone or with one or two people they feel close to. They often need to be alone to recharge after being in a group social setting.…

By Rick May 31, 2021 0