Ninja your Mind


Do you Keep Inviting the Tiger in the Circle of your Life? By Z Zoccolante   They say that things repeat until we learn the lesson. It’s like a circle that we walk around with a Tiger in the center. Even if we jump off the circle, the next circle we walk is going to have a tiger too because we haven’t yet learned the lesson of the tiger. We haven’t walked around the circle and closed the energetic loop.   For some of us this...

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How to Tell if Your Relationship is Healthy By Z Zoccolante   This week I’m working on a film, it’s a documentary style based on true stories of women who’ve been in abusive relationships.   Often when we hear the word abuse we think of physical abuse. If he’s not hitting me then it’s not abuse, right?   Wrong. A healthy relationship doesn’t involve any type of abuse.   There are many women who will never be hit,...

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Running By Z Zoccolante   It’s about 200 thousand degrees outside. The sun is finally thinking about setting for the day and the mist is rolling in from the ocean. Vega and I make our way to the grassy knoll, her little body pulling the harness like she’s trying to pull a sled through mountains of snow.   Today, I’m the only one here, in the open air, with the green grass and blue sky stretching over the bluff with houses...

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What I Have is Worth Sharing By Z Zoccolante   As the counselor closed the group at our drug and alcohol rehab, we all went around the circle and said one thing we got out of the group.   “That what I have is worth sharing,” one of the guys said.   Damn, I thought.   I liked this group because it wasn’t about all the triggers to relapse or all the ways people had ruined their lives and relationships. This group was...

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Using Brain Plasticity to Supercharge Your Brain Guest Post by Anna Kucirkova * A note from Z: As someone who works at a drug/alcohol rehab, I often get asked the question, “Will my brain ever go back to ‘normal’?” When we’ve abused our brain, for any reason, we often wonder if we will ever heal. The answer is Yes, We Can, because of something called neuroplasticity! Here’s what it is and how it...

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We All Want Attention By Z Zoccolante   He shrugs and gets up from the wooden chair under the trees we’ve been sitting. “Do you want or need a hug,” I say, as I do with all my client peeps. “Do you,” he asks, and I laugh. “Sure,” I say knowing he chooses the hug every time.   He turns. His hand lingers on the top of the chair. “Do you think it’s wrong that I pursue being around women,” he says. In our session, we’ve talked...

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