Galen: An Ancient Roman Forefather of Modern Psychology

By Adam J. Pearson Galen of Pergamum was a Greek-speaking physician, surgeon, and philosopher in the Roman Empire, who was a massively-influential figure in the history of medicine. Galen was a physician to the Roman Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Commodus and created a powerful medical system that dominated Western medical thinking for 1,000 years. Fascinatingly, as it turns out,…

“I Shouldn’t Be Feeling What I Feel Right Now,” Is That True?

By Adam J. Pearson So, a thought pops up and says: “I shouldn’t be feeling what I feel right now…” That’s a good one! Can you absolutely know that’s true? What’s the reality? You’re feeling it! Reality has spoken. You should be feeling what you are feeling, because you are. That’s the reality. How do you know when…

Conscious Living: How to Practice Resistance-Releasing Meditation (RRM)

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction – Why We Don’t Meditate From talking to many people about their experiences and observing my own mind’s hilariously nonsensical responses, I’ve noticed two interesting facts: Almost everyone agrees that meditation is physically, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally good for us. And most of us decide not to practice it. If…

Catastrophizing: How to Handle Worst-Case Scenario Thinking

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: An Embarrassing Story from Culinary School When I was in culinary school, I took a course in Advanced Small-Quantity Cooking with a true master Chef. Chef Buttler was so good that he worked as an examiner of the top Chefs in Canada who wanted to attain the exalted rank of Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC),…