A book by its cover
I often have to refer a patient to another therapist. It’s hard enough to turn someone away because I know [...]
Peace through Taiko
I recently heard a performance of Japanese "Taiko" drumming that had a very strange and unexpected effect on me. While [...]
A patient is having great difficulty in finishing university. She is deeply depressed, can't get out of bed, is failing [...]
Learning from bread
Making good bread demands painstaking attention, and some of its principles apply to the concept of growth itself.
In Rome, every building has its own patron saint of troublemaking, and he's always right.
Annoying at any age
Some parents unfairly bash their kids for misbehaving in endless airport lines. But who wouldn’t be bored, if not exasperated?
The mind and the matter
Making holiday cookies and decorations, very much manual labor, can have significance deeper than the simple joy of their making.
Despite feminism and greater movement toward gender equality, a mother's role still lacks vital social (and financial) prestige.
Too many stories that play a critical role in therapy are based entirely on adult perspectives.
Playtime is vital to a child, since those deprived of it are likely to rush into adulthood thinking of relaxation as a bad thing.
The relationship between sports and kids gets dicey when the competition calls for relentless practice and ignoring pain.