Monday, February 27, 2017

The World's Shortest Parenting Course

My PsychologyToday.com article today offers my best ideas on how to be a good parent.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Trader: A true story of how the Trump win can affect a marriage

In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I tell the true story of one of my clients whose marriage has been damaged because of their polar views on President Trump as well as because of issues around money, religion, and decimated sex life because she has gained a lot of weight and because the flush of infatuation had faded. The story has implications for anyone in a relationship.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Need an Idea for a Business to Start?

In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I offer a few of my favorite ideas for businesses to start.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Exhausted After Work?

My most contented clients are not exhausted at the end of most work days. They’re usually just pleasantly tired but with enough energy to have a fulfilling after-work life.

Other clients say they need a lot of down time to recharge. So they do things like meditate, knit, and play video games. It has become clear to me that such approaches treat the symptom rather than the disease. When I probe, it often becomes clear that the client can change one or more things so they're not so drained by their work day. I list them in my PsychologyToday.com article today.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Dealing with Fear of Growing Irrelevant

As we get older, if you’re like me, we worry about growing irrelevant. In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I share my feelings on that as well as how I'm attempting to deal with it constructively.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

In Defense of Duty

Duty, alas, has lost stature compared with such values as autonomy, creativity, and resistance.  In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I argue that's not good for society.
 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"People are a Minefield": A short-short story

We live in angry times. Many people feel they must be very careful in deciding how open to be, especially about politics, let alone about race, class, or gender. In addition, the hollowing out of the middle class is putting ever more people on edge.

As my PsychologyToday.com article today, I've written a short-short story that's a composite of my clients' and friends' real experiences.
 

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