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

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

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