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

SELF-CARE

Many of my clients take prescription medications for anxiety or depression. All of these medications are known by brand names, as well as generic names, and it can be hard to remember them. Consequently, some of my clients… Read More

Commitment

For many years a lot of humor has been made of the fact that men can’t commit to a relationship. They just can’t see themselves putting their time, love and energy into one person for the rest of… Read More

Restriction & Creativity

You might know some people who dislike rules and have a problem with authority. They resist any attempt to restrict their ability to do what they want, when they want. Others are rule-followers, they trust authority and put… Read More

Curiosity

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson What a wonderful thought about enthusiasm; and the same could be said about curiosity. The purpose of this article is to consider problems like anxiety and depression,… Read More

Weasel Words

Our language is full of colorful idioms in which animal characteristics are used to describe people: blind as a bat, stubborn as a mule, strong as an ox. Owls symbolize wisdom, lions represent courage, dogs are loyal and… Read More

Narcissism

For many years, politicians and medical professionals have been wrangling over health care policy, insurance coverage, prevention, treatment and so on. In our time, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought questions of public health to the forefront. We’re all… Read More

Why Opposites Attract

Relationships are formed in many ways and for many reasons. Love, money, status, position, power. We choose our friends because we trust them, we like their personalities, we share their tastes, we enjoy the same activities, or we’ve… Read More

What Is Stupidity?

At some point or other, you will need to decide whether to trust someone based on one main thing: is that person smart enough to be trusted? You will probably vote many times in your life. You may… Read More

Room to Move

A wise teacher once told me, “People often experience suffering because they believe, rightly or wrongly, that they are out of options.” In a previous blog post I wrote about dependency, and that a relationship of extreme inequality… Read More