Rising Strong: Brené Brown

“Why do we fall, Mr. Wayne?  So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” Continue reading “Rising Strong: Brené Brown”


The Tale of Prince Five Weapons

I first came across this story while reading The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.  I’ll give you one guess as to how many weapons the prince had!  The answer may not be as straightforward as you would think… Continue reading “The Tale of Prince Five Weapons”

How Thin Mints Almost Ruined a Marriage

While attending school at BYU, one of my best friends and his wife were living in a married-student housing complex.  It was a great starting spot for their marriage.  However, there was just one… slight… problem.  The walls were paper-thin.  They were privy to more information than they signed up for! Continue reading “How Thin Mints Almost Ruined a Marriage”

What is “The Hero’s Journey”?

This video does as good a job as any in introducing and capturing Joseph’s Campbell’s powerful and inspiring model of The Hero’s Journey.  I often recommend it to clients who find themselves “stuck,” amidst a difficult life transition, or who just want to watch something uplifting (for just over an hour). Continue reading “What is “The Hero’s Journey”?”

A Doctor’s Experience With Mindful Relaxation

I am fascinated by the continuous surge of research being done regarding the benefits of mindfulness and relaxation.  This seems to stem from efforts to curtail the dangerously ill effects that stress can have on individuals, relationships, and society as a whole.  It is very evident that we are stressed out! Continue reading “A Doctor’s Experience With Mindful Relaxation”