Brilliant Sanity

The basic premise or root teaching of contemplative psychotherapy is brilliant sanity: at the most fundamental level, we are basically awake and unconfused. Developing trust in this innate wisdom is the path of recovery and building a life worth living. Brilliant sanity is not something that needs to be created or obtained, but rather is an already-present reality in our …

Why Brilliancy?

Why “brilliancy?” It is a synonym for brilliance, and for instances of brilliance, those moments of luminosity or splendidness that light up our life, as well as the quality of fluid intelligence that characterizes life. It is also a portmanteau of brilliant sanity. Brilliant sanity is the root teaching of Contemplative Psychotherapy, a counseling approach that combines Buddhist and secular …

MBTI Personality Types

Who are you, anyhow? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a popular personality test that can help you understand yourself and other people better. It’s based on Carl Jung’s ideas about introverts and extroverts, and the four functions of thinking, sensing, feeling, and intuiting. Free online test The OEJTS is a free online test that will tell you what your type …

Weekly Schedule

You can write/draw/highlight whatever you want into these half-hour blocks! There are two different versions, starting the week on Sunday or Monday:

Finding Balance: Benefits of Mindfulness in Treating Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder affects about 1% of the population1, so that means about 3.2 million people in the United States, and 74 million worldwide. People with a bipolar diagnosis often struggle with major depression, mania and hypomania, and difficulty keeping their life on track. My doctoral research focuses on how people with bipolar disorder use mindfulness skills to stabilize their moods, …