Author Archives: admin
There has been a tremendous amount of anxiety in the nation since Donald Trump became President-Elect of the United States. Many people are worried about the future of this country and whether their basic rights will be supported. There is considerable tension between those who voted for Trump and those who did not.
Since the election, I have been counseling both Trump and Clinton supporters who are distressed about the tension this election has created. I thought it may be helpful to share the perspective I’ve gained from working with both sides. I have presented these thoughts in two separate letters, one for Clinton supporters, and the other for those who voted for Trump. Both offer concrete suggestions for how people in our nation can move forward together. Continue reading
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have. Continue reading
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest public health studies to examine the relationship between exposure to trauma and neglect in childhood and health across the lifespan. The study began in the mid-1990’s as a collaboration between the … Continue reading
What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. Continue reading
Many people suffer from stress-related illness. Here’s a great article on the long-term effects of pushing forward, even when your body is screaming for you to stop. Continue reading
So we can all judge Robin Williams and say that he was a “coward” or “should have gotten more help” or “should have thought about his wife and kids,” but that isn’t what this story is about. Continue reading
Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is a way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples, and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching Continue reading