If you want to heal your emotional, psychological, and spiritual wounds, the first thing you have to do is protect the wound. To protect the wound, make sure you avoid continual assault and make sure you create and live in a healthy, non-toxic environment.
Decades of research have provided evidence of the importance of healthy environments to human development and the actualization of human potential. This reading summarizes some of that research.
Chaos, crowding, instability, noise, etc., in the family, community, and school environments is toxic to human development. It undermines health, functioning, and our ability to connect.
Huston Smith was a religious studies scholar in the United States with an interest in Connection Supplements. In this book, he provides a long list of testimonials to the healing and connecting power of Peyote, a Native American Connection Supplement.
A powerful song about the consequences of Substance Addiction, by the Canadian Rock Stars Nickleback.
A song about Toxic Socialization, by the late, great John Lennon. As relevant now as it was 50 years ago. Paul, et. al., keep singing those “silly love songs.”
Endorphins are the body’s “bliss”/pain chemicals and learning about them is important if you want to heal and live a happy and connected life.
Healthy human development requires the satisfaction of our SEVEN ESSENTIAL HUMAN NEEDS, including physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem/power, alignment, and connection needs.
Learned Helplessness has long been linked to depression; but did you know, it can also make you afraid of the dentist’s chair?
Alignment Rule Sets, like the Ten Commandments or the Eight Fold Path, have been around for centuries. The LP offers a modern and up to date rule set suitable for guiding you towards strong and pure connection.