Our culture is largely made up of immigrants. Somehow we adapt, there are losses and there are gains. Our culture adapts and we adapt – although both do not happen simultaneously. Therein lies the rub, there is often a tension between these two.
Freud was reportedly asked about the definition of psychological health. His reported response was for a person to be able to love and to work. Some authors state this was more or less a throw away answer. However, Freud worked with enough patients to know what he was talking about. Let’s explore this a bit.
Have you ever wondered why being in a relationship is so hard? We are going to explore 10 important factors. But, first let’s start with a metaphor. I wake up in the morning and decide to check my email. Sometimes my computer drops the connection with my router; it is confused by the signals of all of
Starving Kids in Magazines Kwashiorkor is a terrible condition of malnutrition. Images of children suffering from this disorder used to populate National Geographic and other similar magazines. The children with this disorder are skinny, but with bloated abdomens. The average person in the first world could not imagine how a child could look both like
Jorge Luis Borges’ beautiful and seemingly simple poem, Simplicity for Haydée Lange captures perhaps the highest human aspiration – to allow oneself to be known. The beauty of the poem belies the extraordinary achievement such intimate acceptance represents. Of course, at some level, we all want to “simply be accepted as part of an undeniable Reality.”
“I lost my job the other day. Well, it’s not that I lost my job, but when I got there, there was some other guy doing it.” Comedian Bob “Bobcat” Goldthwait. This quote captures the common and normal experience of sibling rivalry; a difficulty of the older sibling. It was his/her place, to be the