At any given time there are multiple narratives. Yet often it’s posed that there’s one dominant narrative. There’s an in-group that follows the dominant narrative. There’s an out-group that doesn’t. But is it ever this simple?

When someone subscribes to this in-group/out-group dynamic, it sets up limitations and assumptions. One…

Why Are You Calling Others “Vaccine Hesitant?”

What’s the Problem with Calling Someone “Vaccine Hesitant?”

There’s a new label increasing in discussions lately and it’s disturbing. With online discussions and videos, there’s an increasing occurrence of calling other individuals “vaccine hesitant.” Somehow this term is being deemed as an acceptable…

The Imposition of a Dominant Player

This past year I’ve engaged in an increasing number of Zoom sessions. How about you? Recently, a variety of jobs, courses, community groups, and other gatherings have taken advantage of the Zoom format and similar platforms. …

My intention for my first trip to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2010 was to get out of my head and more centered into my body. When visited again in 2016, my intention was to get better acquainted with uncertainty. Both experiences were intense. …

Standard definition for the word delusion is: an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument. Like many words we use, this one has some range in how we use it. People often think that delusion is…

CPR or ADD? What’s your approach?

Cross-Pollination

Imagine there are 5 books on your desk or table. Most people would ask “What books are you reading?” I ask, “How are you reading your books?”

Do you read one book at a time? Do you read part of one book, then…

There was a time in my late 20s when I experienced a huge shift. It felt earth shattering. It was a period when I found it very hard to make sense of things. Things fell apart. I went through it and eventually landed on my feet. I took measures to…

Revelations of the (old) Normal

What if what’s considered the “new normal” has been there all along?

What if the current reality you’re experiencing is not a ‘new’ normal, but part of the ‘old’ normal being revealed? What if what is seeming to be new for you was there all…

What is your Locus of Control?

There are many lenses to which you can use to gain broader understanding. Take the lens of “Locus of Control” for example.

If you want to take full ownership of your life and your decisions, be weary of attaching yourself to narratives that lead you toward an external locus of…

James Governale

I’m a holistic health coach & writer living in Brooklyn, NY. I’m the creator of www.highheartwellness.com assisting others to reach desired health goals.

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