Warriors Don’t Confront

A warrior…would know that the worst thing one can do is to confront human beings bluntly…If one wants to stop our fellow men one must always be outside the circle…

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Why We Must Change in 2018 and a New Way to Do It

  How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? One. But only if the bulb is willing to change.   An old joke It goes without saying that…

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How We Misunderstand Trump, Liberals, Conservatives, and Ourselves

  A disciplined mind is the rarest thing on earth. It is one in a million. You watch the rich and famous and powerful (including all heads of state for…

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How to Stop Shrinking Your Life

Modern life presents us with many challenges that people never had to face before. We’re the first of earth’s citizens to know what is happening all over the globe almost…

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How Self-pity Dams Up Our Love

This story is a case study in how difficult it is to sustain poise in order to access love at a time of great stress. With this poignant series of…

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How to Turn Challenges into Great Adventures

Most of us don’t love challenges when they appear. We may have eaten our way into obesity, or the humor has evaporated from our marriage, or one of our children…

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Intimacy: How To Get Some

  Many years ago, trying to figure out a troubled marriage that would ultimately end in divorce, my wife and I consulted with a psychiatrist. After our first session, he…

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The National Anthem: Let’s Move Toward Larger Loyalties

One of the great attractions of tribalism is that you don’t actually have to think very much. All you need to know on any given subject is which side you’re…

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Why Is This Happening? Murder in Las Vegas and the State of Human Consciousness

Mass murder has once again demanded our attention as it does more and more often in the modern era. The murder and wounding of hundreds of innocent people in Las…

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How to Become a Poet or a Saint

Our Town, has charmed millions of people in the many decades since Thornton Wilder wrote and first staged it. The play is a loving look at two families and the…

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How to Stop Saying, I’m Only Human

Al, sheepishly explaining his infidelity to his wife who has just discovered it, “I’m only human.” Later, explaining to police why she stuck him in the groin with a kitchen…

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