Constructive Disagreement

What if we focused on decreasing the fear in someone rather than trying to make the better argument? You may have noticed that your best arguments can actually exacerbate someone’s fear because it feels like you disapprove of them or are trying to overpower them….
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Beyond Postmodernism

One year ago today I gave a presentation at Naropa University on what I believe Integral Theory has to offer to the field of counseling/coaching. I give a brief overview of the stages of human development and show how extreme versions of the stage broadly known as postmodernism can and do become problematic….
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Waking Up

It’s becoming increasingly clear that systems created from a paradigm of separation, isolation and extraction are unsustainable and that we’re heading towards a collective existential crisis. Because of this, self-transcendence is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity for the survival of our species….
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The Four Immeasurables

THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES are an emotional map to help us align with our most life-enhancing qualities and know when we are missing the mark. If you want to “fake it ’til you make it” it helps to know what you should be faking/making. They are called immeasurables because the benefits that come from practicing them are said to be so immense they are immeasurable….
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Psychiatric Overmedication

Could school shootings be prevented by turning UP the therapy and turning DOWN the psychiatric medications? Maybe. Because one definition of mental health is being able to watch the crazy stories we tell ourselves without acting on them. This is what good therapy helps people do, but in America medications still reign supreme….
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Are You Dreaming?

Are you a LIGHT SUPREMACIST? What I mean is, do you privilege this waking state as being more real than the dream state or the deep dreamless sleep state? Some say we have it exactly backwards and this conventional waking state is actually the MOST shallow and LEAST real state there is….
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Developmental Diversity

Diversity has been widely established as an ideal, but what about helping people get to a stage of development where they would intrinsically care about that ideal? Because in addition to our surface differences we are developmentally diverse….
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