Children of differnet ages meditating. CoCreation Station. Discover your Calling.
Children of differnet ages meditating. CoCreation Station. Discover your Calling.
Children can meditate and really should. It improves resilience and a host of other positives in their lives. (Images courtesy of Canva)

Most people think of a monk in a monastery somewhere sitting in silence for hours or chanting or repeating the mantra, Om…….. But it is too mystical and takes too long to be useful. And for my kid? Get serious! My kids are too wild and fidgety to sit and clear their minds. While it is true that Emptying meditation is tough for kids, hey it is tough for most westerners including me. However, there are so many other types of meditation that can do so much for a child. It builds resilience, helps them to learn to self-soothe when…


A chemical plant or refinery billowing out pollution. CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling, Brain toxins, Brain Health, Health
A chemical plant or refinery billowing out pollution. CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling, Brain toxins, Brain Health, Health
While pollution counts too I am talking about more personally controllable toxins (Photo by Chris LeBoutillier on Unsplash)

Toxic exposure to the brain can come from many sources. Examples include drugs, both illicit and prescription, marijuana, alcohol, mold, fumes, carbon monoxide, heavy metals, and while technically not a substance but the lack of oxygen — anoxia — which can come from birth complications, near drowning, hanging, or sexual strangulation. I will show images using SPECT scans courtesy of the Amen Clinics that illustrate different types of toxic exposure and the similarities they show.

I have been following the work of Dr. Daniel G. Amen for at least 25 years. I used his methods and assessments in my own…


CoCreation Station, Discover Your Calling, Loving Your Child’s Brain, Coaching, Brain Health
CoCreation Station, Discover Your Calling, Loving Your Child’s Brain, Coaching, Brain Health
Your Child’s Most Precious Asset. (Image courtesy of Canva Pro)

What part of your child determines every part of their success in life — more than any other? What part of your child determines attention span, productivity, relationship skills, and ability to thrive? Of course, it is that precious jewel housed in their head — their brain. Their brain will create, collaborate, cooperate, and challenge. It is what allows them to thrive. So why don’t we take care of it like the most precious asset they will ever have? …


CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling,Do what you love, Man with three states: Normal, Anger or dysphoric mania, and Depr
CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling,Do what you love, Man with three states: Normal, Anger or dysphoric mania, and Depr

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar is a disease state where the person moves back and forth from depression to mania. Depression is characterized by loss of interest in things that they used to find pleasure in, loss or gain of appetite, typically not wanting to get out of bed for prolonged periods, and sometimes suicidal thoughts or actions. Mania is characterized by racing thoughts, pressured speech, decreased need for sleep, spending sprees, road rage, driving fast, promiscuous sex, risk-taking behaviors, drug abuse, and/or alcohol abuse. There is also something called dysphoric mania which is angry, irritable, or agitated — a…


Relationships, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Medication

CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling, Do what you love. Depressed woman.
CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling, Do what you love. Depressed woman.
Depressed woman sitting on the floor in the dark. If you can relate, reach out to someone for help. Do not suffer in silence! There is help!

There are mental health issues, relationship issues, and emotional problems that are beyond or at least at the edge of behavioral control. People are not trying to be depressed or crazy — they act that way because of the complex brain, hormone, environment, and background issues. There are times when medications are not required where therapy alone or coaching or exercise and diet are all that is required to return a person to normal — whatever that is. I firmly believe that if you think someone is normal you just don’t know them well enough. Some situations require medication. …


Have you ever said or done something that you wished you hadn’t? I know I have. That is generally when you are flooded, your rational brain is turned off, and you are operating from your limbic system or fight or flight brain. It happens to all of us. It is at the root of all manner of relational as well as physical disasters. This is not the place to have a relationship from!

Read more below.

CoCreation Station, Discover your calling,
CoCreation Station, Discover your calling,
Disagreements can become altercations in an instant. Better to learn the fine art of time-outs instead. Relationships are too fragile to risk.

When your heart rate gets above about 100 beats per minute we as humans lose the capacity to think rationally with some exceptions: Athletes…


Angry? Overwhelmed? Flooded?

Never say, “YOU NEED A TIME-OUT!” Always say, “I need a time-out because I am getting overwhelmed and this relationship is too important to me to try to communicate when I might say or do something I would regret and don’t really mean.”

CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling,
CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling,
Overwhelmed woman; arms crossed and head and body turned away a sure sign of needing space.

Today I am going to give you ten signs that the person you are talking to is flooded or overwhelmed and if they don’t get the opportunity to calm down there may be trouble or at least damage to the relationship. They are at least not listening to you. Some of these you know but some may…


CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling, Depression affects a fifth of the world’s popullation.
CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling, Depression affects a fifth of the world’s popullation.
Depression affects a fifth of the world’s population.

Mental health is a silent killer in general. People who are reasonably high functioning tend to hide their struggles. We have lost many celebrities who seemingly had it all, who succumb to suicide rather than admitting that they had a problem. It is a tragedy that transcends stardom as well.

If there was a disease that:

• Affected nearly 1/5 of the population

• Could wipe out marriages/families

• Often destroys jobs/careers

• Lead people to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol

• Made diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol problems worse

• Decreased the strength of your immune system

• Increased mortality rate…


We all have thoughts that seem to take on a life of their own in our own heads. For some of us, they are negative, destructive thoughts that have been with us since childhood. Dad may have called you bird legs or a teacher in frustration said you were stupid. What they said not only stuck but was played over and over in our minds, thousands of times. I want to show you how to take every thought captive and make it obedient to the truth.

CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling, brain, mind control
CoCreation Station, Discover your Calling, brain, mind control
Control your thoughts.

First I need to let you in on a secret. Your mind lies to…


CoCreation Station, Discover your calling, Ants crawling out of a hole.
CoCreation Station, Discover your calling, Ants crawling out of a hole.
Don’t let the ANTs that infest your mind win. Use the ANT killing strategies to exterminate them.

Today I want to talk to you about ANTs. No, not the kind that crawls around on the ground. Not the ones that get in your picnic basket or even the kind that invades your kitchen. But I do want to talk about killing ANTs. You can stomp on them and they will look dead, but then start to move and then stagger off because they are just as tenacious as the insect. The ANTs I am talking about today are Automatic Negative Thoughts. …

Jim Hendrix

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