Psychology

Esther Perel is the Jimi Hendrix of Psychology

“Oh, those Greeks! They knew how to live. What is required for that is to stop courageously at the surface, the fold, the skin, to adore appearance, to believe in forms, tones, words, in the whole Olympus of appearance. Those Greeks were superficial – out of profundity. And is not this precisely what we [...]

2018-03-19T17:18:59+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Psychology|Comments Off on Esther Perel is the Jimi Hendrix of Psychology

How The Internet Engendered The Fall of Consumer-Based Capitalism and the Rebirth of Democracy: A Brief History of the Future

“I ordered the navy to recover the wreck to bury those brothers and sisters of ours who otherwise would have remained at the sea bottom forever,” Mr. Renzi said. “I did it because we Italians know the value of the word ‘civilization.’” New York Times: Italian Navy Recovers Ship Containing at Least 300 Migrants’ [...]

2018-02-21T18:48:10+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Psychology|Comments Off on How The Internet Engendered The Fall of Consumer-Based Capitalism and the Rebirth of Democracy: A Brief History of the Future

Does America End With A Bang Or A Whimper?

“The end of apartheid should have been a fucking bloodbath by any metric in human history and it wasn’t. The only reason it wasn’t was because Desmond Tutu and Mandela and all these guys figured out that if a system is corrupt then the people who adhere to the system and are incentivized by [...]

2018-01-04T16:58:09+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Psychology|Comments Off on Does America End With A Bang Or A Whimper?

Are You a Love Addict?

(Excerpted from the book How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re An Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening)How do most romantic couples find and show love and affection, as portrayed in film, television programs, literature (romance novels in particular) and music? Most find love by overcoming what seem to be insurmountable obstacles—he’s rich [...]

2017-12-11T08:47:45+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Psychology|Comments Off on Are You a Love Addict?

Chelsea Handler Syndrome

(Excerpted from the book How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening) Human beings enjoy testing boundaries. Think of all the classic comedies you love: many of the jokes revolve around people gently testing the norms of propriety and then being slapped on the wrist and [...]

2017-12-07T17:57:46+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Psychology|Comments Off on Chelsea Handler Syndrome

How to Find the Best Therapist for You

When looking for someone to help you overcome whatever is holding you back from leading a productive life full of positive, loving relationships, it is beneficial to understand the differences between Psychiatrists (M.D.s), Psychologists (Ph.D.s &, Psy.D.s), and Licensed Psychotherapists (LCSWs, LMFTs, & LPCCs). Psychiatrists are the only therapists who can prescribe medication (the military, [...]

2017-12-03T07:09:05+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Psychology|Comments Off on How to Find the Best Therapist for You

Why All Children Should Say That Their Parents Did The Best They Could and All Parents Should Tell Their Children That They Could Have Done Better

What if I forgave myself? I thought. What if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have? What if I was a liar and a cheat and there was no excuse for what I’d done other than because it was what I wanted and needed to do? What if I was [...]

2017-08-24T07:09:29+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Psychology|Comments Off on Why All Children Should Say That Their Parents Did The Best They Could and All Parents Should Tell Their Children That They Could Have Done Better

10 Ways To Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re An Adult

"People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:19+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Psychology|Comments Off on 10 Ways To Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re An Adult

Best Psychologist

I have heard that putting on a show is 'the art of stopping people coughing', and I do rather like the idea. ~ Derren Brown At the University of Pennsylvania I was privileged to study sociology with leading sociologists such as Philip Rieff and Elijah Anderson, yet would argue that the most astute sociologists in [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:20+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Psychology|Comments Off on Best Psychologist

On Genius

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald It is heartwarming that over 8,200 people LIKE-d Martha Nussbaum's eulogy of Hilary Putnam in the Huffington Post last week. I read his work [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:20+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Psychology|Comments Off on On Genius