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Articles on Psychology, Philosophy, Buddhism, Yoga, Film, Art, Music & Literature

“Roots, Rock, Rama” by Jai Uttal: CD Review

I was very fortunate to see Jai Uttal perform some of the songs from his new double CD “Roots, Rock, Rama” last week and was blown away by the richness and elegance of the harmonies. [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Music & Art Reviews|Comments Off on “Roots, Rock, Rama” by Jai Uttal: CD Review

“Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief” by Joanne Cacciatore: Book Review

How does one make sense of the most unnatural thing possible? The pain of some tragedies is ineffable. Words offer little solace to those who have lost a child (or other loved ones traumatically, [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews|Comments Off on “Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief” by Joanne Cacciatore: Book Review

“How Soon Is Now” by Daniel Pinchbeck: Book Review

“…This tremendous event is still on its way, still wandering; it has not yet reached the ears of men. Lightning and thunder require time; the light of the stars requires time; deeds, though done, [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews|Comments Off on “How Soon Is Now” by Daniel Pinchbeck: Book Review

“America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks” by Ruth Whippman: Book Review

Ruth Whippman is whip smart; her writing is nothing short of a genius. And scathingly hysterical. Her sociological insights into the New Age movement are spot on and her skewering of Positive Psychology is brilliant. [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews|Comments Off on “America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks” by Ruth Whippman: Book Review

“Manchester by the Sea:” Film Review

"When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem resembles a nail." ~ Abraham Maslow Writer/Director Kenneth Lonergan is a tremendous explorer of psychological terrains seldom traversed due to their complexity. Played [...]

By | November 12th, 2016|Categories: Film Reviews|Comments Off on “Manchester by the Sea:” Film Review

Lessons Learned From Teaching at the Esalen Benefit Weekend

The Esalen Institute is home to a truly unique, magical, loving, authentic community of highly intelligent, well-educated and exceptionally talented thought-leaders committed to positive global transformation. I was extremely honored to be invited to teach [...]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Lessons Learned From Teaching at the Esalen Benefit Weekend

“Clearing Emotional Clutter” by Donald Altman: Book Review

“Meditation is the act of meditation.” ~ Sogyal Rimpoche Yesterday a friend told me how disappointed she was with the local “Self-Compassion” mindfulness meditation class in which she was enrolled. She noticed that attendance [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Book Reviews|Comments Off on “Clearing Emotional Clutter” by Donald Altman: Book Review