If we agree that self-discipline is a virtue, and that we benefit from exercising it, this article may be of interest. The reason for writing about it is that it often seems to be missing in people who… Read More


We, the members of the human race, have always loved stories. In fact, the people of every culture, going as far back as we care to go, have created myths and legends about good guys and bad guys,… Read More

Hard Things

Big business provides millions of people with good jobs and benefits, and it rewards invention and innovation, which is often good for the world. However, big business does have its dark side. There are many facets to this… Read More

What Is Wisdom?

A lot of human suffering can result from holding distorted beliefs, and taking foolish actions and decisions. That is to say, impulsiveness, selfishness, ignorance, obsession with having fun, impatience and so much more. An abundance of those kinds… Read More

Silence the Inner Critic

People who suffer from emotional troubles such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem tend to have negative thoughts about nearly everything, including themselves. They say that from their early youth, influential people have been critical and negative toward… Read More

To Catch a Monkey

There is an old story that originates from the other side of the world, about a foolproof method for capturing monkeys. Here’s how it goes. After many failed attempts at capturing monkeys, a band of hunters hit upon… Read More

Distorted Beliefs

As we grow up, each of us develops a set of beliefs about life, about people and about how the world works. The years go by, we gather more information and experience, and we come to believe our… Read More

Mind and Body

One theme which appears in the reports of many of my clients is that they do not always understand their emotions, and they do not realize how that lack of understanding can lead to unhappiness. Men are especially… Read More

No More Chances

You’ve probably heard the joke,”Denial is not just a river in Egypt.” Consider a man – we’ll call him “the offender” – who has done something very wrong, it’s not the first time and he is outraged that… Read More

Don’t Be Fooled

The purpose of this article is to offer the idea that institutions – governments. schools and organized religion, among many others – have never had the power to change human nature. Institutions, however, do foster changes in behavior… Read More