It’s a Breeze

As far back as I can remember I have always placed my bed near a window so I could enjoy the nighttime breeze.  Even as a child, I remember insisting… Read More

Two Different Searches

Years ago when my children were ages 12, 9 and 8, we took a family vacation to Disneyland in Orlando, Florida.  Rather than spend all our time there, we took… Read More

Saying Yes

There is something very specific I encourage you to become aware of on a daily basis.  How many times each day do you say “No” to life, and how often… Read More

Depression’s Fraternal Twin: Anxiety

In a previous article, “Depression Unveiled,” I wrote about depression–its causes, symptoms, and treatments.  Although there are different schools of thought regarding the origins of depression, there is widespread agreement… Read More

The Big Sell

A few years ago, a friend of mine was working for an agency that was resettling refugees from Sudan.  Part of his job was to help them find an apartment… Read More

Heroine or Hapless One?

(Note:  This is the third article based on the poetry of Shel Silverstein.) Another one of my favorite poems in Shel Silverstein’s book Where the Sidewalk Ends is “Melinda Mae.” … Read More

Junk or Treasure?

This is the second of a series of articles I am writing that feature the poetry of Shel Silverstein from his books Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in… Read More

Are You Taking the Garbage Out?

Back in the late 1970s and early 80s, I was starting my private practice in psychology, and my wife and I were raising three young children.  An important part of… Read More

No Place on Earth

  “There is no place on earth where we can be free of ourselves.” —Charlotte Joko Beck in Nothing Special: Living Zen Occasionally, while reading a book, a particular sentence… Read More

The Twin Sisters–A Fairytale

(Artwork the courtesy of Karla Jean Gallagher.  See more at www.missprintsandmasterpieces.com,)   Now, this is a story that happened not too long ago.  There were two sisters who were identical twins. … Read More
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