11 09, 2015

Your Mind as Medicine: Healing with Placebo

2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00

The Placebo Effect is a fascinating field of science because it challenges established notions of how we heal.  In the traditional model you would go to a doctor and he or she would present you with a diagnosis and some treatment options.  Placebos work differently in that they heal from within, not without and this presents a choice: you can either heal from a drug or from a placebo. In placebo studies, patients are given a medicine and told it will either cure them or make the symptoms more manageable.  Of course, they're usually given a sugar pill or a [...]

Your Mind as Medicine: Healing with Placebo2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00
29 08, 2015

Creating More Surprises and Fewer Mistakes

2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00

The past is an interesting concept. By definition the “past” refers to a time that has already happened. However, that isn’t how we experience it in our own lives. We have the ability to relive events over and over again in our minds. This ability to recall and relive is a gift that many of us fail to properly utilize. We tend to focus on the negative aspects of our lives and forget the positive. Think about your day for a moment. What happened? Were you complimented on your work? Maybe a friend drooped by unannounced for lunch? Did you [...]

Creating More Surprises and Fewer Mistakes2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00
14 08, 2015

Harnessing Your Energy

2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00

Technology has made it easier to communicate with each other. Not too long ago the fastest way to reach someone – outside of a face-to-face conversation – was via letter or telegraph. Responses could take days or even weeks and by then the information may have no longer been relevant. The advent of cell phones, social media, and email has provided us near instantaneous communication whenever or wherever we want – most of the time. If you grew up in the pre-digital era you’re familiar with rabbit ears on television sets. The signal at times provided an erratic, imperfect picture [...]

Harnessing Your Energy2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00
29 07, 2015

Can the Mind Heal Parkinson’s?

2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00

Modern medicine has changed the course of human history.  Advances in disease prevention and treatment have allowed us to live longer, healthier lives.  Our expanded knowledge of the human body has provided order to what seemed like chaos.  We currently have more control of our destiny than any other time in history. Yet, for all the advances in science and medicine many answers remain. The strength of current Western methodology is its reliance on evidence gathered through study and/or experimentation.  This strength can also be seen as a weakness because anything viewed as not “mainstream” is either ignored or ridiculed [...]

Can the Mind Heal Parkinson’s?2017-02-06T19:03:36+00:00
14 05, 2015

Observing the Supernatural: My Reflections on Carefree

2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00

Wow! That’s really the best way I can think of to describe my experience at the Advanced Workshop in Carefree, Arizona. I’ve been a part of many workshops over the years but this one was arguably the best. 500 people came with the desire to further their development, hone the skills needed to cultivate lasting change and literally become supernatural. I get excited before every event but the Advanced Workshop is different. The week before I generally don’t get much sleep because I’m ready to get started and to see people put the work to use. My attention and my [...]

Observing the Supernatural: My Reflections on Carefree2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00
10 04, 2015

Playing Your Brain’s Symphony: Staying in Tune

2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00

If you’ve seen 2001: A Space Odyssey you’re probably familiar with the movie’s iconic theme song. The piece – Also Sprach Zarathustra by composer Richard Strauss – starts quietly with a low, almost menacing organ. The composer holds the notes for about twenty seconds then breaks the tension with a soft horn that builds into a triumphant bum-bum. A lumbering bass drum enters with what has become an instantly recognizable cadence that resets the music and starts the theme over again. I picked this piece of music because it’s familiar but also to illustrate a point. What would happen if [...]

Playing Your Brain’s Symphony: Staying in Tune2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00
25 03, 2015

Telomeres: What Does a Lobster Know That You Don’t Know?

2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00

In 2009 a fisherman off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada caught a lobster. Normally, this isn’t news considering the number of crustaceans pulled from the water every year in that part of the world. What makes this lobster so interesting is that it weighed 20 pounds and was estimated to be at least 140 years old. Take a moment to really think about that last fact. In theory, this lobster hatched in 1869 – just four years after the end of the American Civil War. Most lobsters don’t live to that ripe old age because they’re eaten, injured or exposed [...]

Telomeres: What Does a Lobster Know That You Don’t Know?2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00
5 03, 2015

The Gratitude Challenge

2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00

Imagine you’re at work, it’s lunch time and you’re hungry but there’s a problem. In your rush to get out the door you forgot to grab your wallet. You have no food and no way of paying for anything. Luckily, you’re friends with a few of the people you work with and you decide to ask them if they could spring for lunch. So far this is a pretty straightforward scenario. Chances are you’ve been in a situation like this or something fairly similar. What would you do next? Let’s say your coworker agrees and gives you money to buy [...]

The Gratitude Challenge2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00
25 12, 2014

Santa Claus and the Magic Mushrooms

2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00

Those of you at Dr. Joe's Advanced Followup in Seattle in November will understand the significance of the Pine Cone and the Pineal Gland.  This important gland is considered the doorway to the subconscious mind.  Remember: Your brain and body is one of the greatest pharmacy's and can manufacture the chemicals of transformation without the need to ingest substances to do so. The correlation of the Amanita Muscaria mushroom to the story of Christmas and Santa Claus is a truly fascinating tale. The legend, or more accurately, the myth of Christmas, began very differently from what we have come to [...]

Santa Claus and the Magic Mushrooms2017-02-06T19:03:37+00:00