Observations on Boiling Frogs: Part 3 of 3

In my last blog post, we touched on how hypervigilance, a symptom of PTSD, is manifested in the brain.  From our original metaphor, it is easy to see how a frog becomes comfortable in a pot of water set to boil.  Ultimately, the frog succumbs to the heat and is not able to “get away” from the cause of its ultimate demise.  Likewise, a warrior exposed to continuous combat begins to adapt to his or her hostile environment and ultimately becomes forever on-guard.  As I mentioned at the end of

Observations on Boiling Frogs: Part 2 of 3

In my last blog, I highlighted the symptom and emotional state of PTSD known as hypervigilance.  To go a step deeper into understanding this emotional state, I’d like to present some recent science that helps us understand how the brain works and to present some recent discoveries that may shed some light on future and promising non-drug related solutions.  I believe that non-drug solutions and processes are even more important in treating stress related emotional states than drug therapies, as these modalities focus on the problem and not on the symptoms.  To put it another way, think abou


If you watched the big game yesterday, you are quite aware of the excitement that fills the city of New Orleans.  Even as I type this blog out on Monday morning, I am sure the French Quarter is still full of celebration and joy.  As promised last week, I would devote this week's blog to a dominant thought focusing on that game.  Actually, I think yesterday's game can be summed up in one word: improbable.

Creating Victory

 In my last blog post, entitled Absolute Must, I mentioned an important by-product of setting Objectives; the Endowment Effect.  It seems there is more to setting future plans for ourselves than just making a list of things we want to accomplish and then figuring out how to get there.  Additionally, when we take ownership of an idea, there is a host of chemical reactions that take place inside us, that make us more likely to continue in our personal endeavors than you might be aware of.

Why Warrior?

I’ve received some recent inquiries upon launching my new website.  Some questions are about the pictures on the site and a few comments have been made about the use of stones.  In a soon to be released e-book, the images of nature will be explained.  The focus of this blog post is dedicated to the questions around the use of the term warrior.

Some ask, “why warrior?” Others inquire, “Are you going to teach me to fight?”Or “how can I accomplish more in my life if I am at war with someone?”