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July 21, 2018 | Rome, Italy
Psych. Dept. 2018-04-27T14:44:32+00:00

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Peace through Taiko

By | May 22nd, 2018|

I recently heard a performance of Japanese "Taiko" drumming that had a very strange and unexpected effect on me. While most people who don't know [...]

Learning from bread

By | March 26th, 2018|

Making good bread demands painstaking attention, and some of its principles apply to the concept of growth itself.

Annoying at any age

By | January 21st, 2018|

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

By | December 22nd, 2017|

Making holiday cookies and decorations, very much manual labor, can have significance deeper than the simple joy of their making.

Home economics

By | November 29th, 2017|

Despite feminism and greater movement toward gender equality, a mother's role still lacks vital social (and financial) prestige.

Vantage point

By | October 30th, 2017|

Too many stories that play a critical role in therapy are based entirely on adult perspectives.

Playtime lessons

By | September 28th, 2017|

Playtime is vital to a child, since those deprived of it are likely to rush into adulthood thinking of relaxation as a bad thing.

Child slavery

By | August 30th, 2017|

The relationship between sports and kids gets dicey when the competition calls for relentless practice and ignoring pain.

The Ritalin trap

By | July 23rd, 2017|

Too often, North American kids are riddled with amphetamines for not sitting still. But where's the logic?


Elaine Luti

Elaine Luti

Psychotherapist and writer Elaine Luti has been in private practice in Rome for well over 30 years.