September 16, 2014
Unfortunately, many children do grow up in households in which demons and monsters roam freely, and the child’s survival depends on avoiding, containing, or defeating them.
September 8, 2014
The indubitable experience of love, in and of itself, is a well-spring of uncertainty and, through it, an immeasurable ocean of vulnerability is discovered.
August 27, 2014
In the summer of 2000, I was in a bit of a panic. Unbelievably, on August 27th, 2000, I was due to turn twenty-six, which meant I had to start rounding my age up to thirty, which was half way to sixty, which was only five years from retirement, which was practically the same as […]
August 25, 2014
A friend recently posted to Facebook this very effective account of depression. Watching it got me thinking about my own black dog. At some point in my late teens or early 20s, a good friend, and, at that time, a wildlife rehabilitator, said to me point blank, “Sterling, I think, you are depressed.” At the […]
August 18, 2014
The aim of this (rather lengthy) post is to propose a framework with which to make sense of and assess the many ways two (or more persons) might arrange and organize their relationship.
August 13, 2014
People who grow up in violent environments, whether it be physically, emotionally, or both, are often ill-at-ease in situations of calm, peace, and happiness.
August 5, 2014
Emotions are there to motivate us to actions that are beneficial, usually to ourselves and often to others, even when they feel bad or painful.