Category Archives: Current events

How Do We Move forward Together after the Election of Donald Trump?

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

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Was Robin Williams a Coward?

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

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Go (Old, Boring) Spurs Go!

The San Antonio Spurs are leading 3-1 in the NBA Finals, well-poised to win their 5th NBA championship since 1999. Ironically, this team has a reputation for being “boring.” And now, with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in their late 30’s, they are also known as “old and boring!” How could this be? How could one of the greatest basketball players of all time and a team that has won numerous championships be considered boring? Continue reading

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Be Grateful for This Day

It is easy to forget that this moment is all we really have.  Watch the inspiring video by Louie Schwartzberg below to cultivate gratitude for whatever this day brings into your life.  If you are interested, there is a free … Continue reading

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Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality

In light of all the current focus on gay marriage, I thought it would be useful to reprint some information on sexual orientation and homosexuality provided on the website of the American Psychological Association.  If, as a nation, we are … Continue reading

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Miss Representation

A new documentary called “Miss Representation” premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.  This film explores how the media misrepresents women, ultimately undermining their political power and influence.  I saw a screening a couple of months ago, and  think the film … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue

Ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions you make in a given day?  Wonder why you sometimes end up making really poor decisions when you are shopping?  Wish you could make better decisions when you go out to … Continue reading

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