A lot of people have written to me, asking me for comments (since I’m a therapist) on the following suicide note recently written by a presumably successful young nutritionist, Tara Condell (age 27), in New York City. Presumably, this young … Continue reading
Category: Psychology & Self-Improvement
How to Fight a Narcissist
I recently posted the following meme and was asked to expand: How to survive a narcissist: Reality is what it is. Not what the narcissist claims it is. Objectivity trumps toxic. My point: You’re less subject to narcissists or other … Continue reading
The APA’s Dishonest “Guidelines” on Masculinity: BS & Bad For You
I am a professional psychotherapist. My Ph.D. is in psychology and my Master’s is in clinical social work. I have been practicing in the field since 1988. I wrote a book on therapy entitled, “Bad Therapy Good Therapy: And How … Continue reading
One Thing Even More Important than Honesty
When looking for honesty in a person, look for self-awareness first. Because without self-awareness, there will be no honesty. Honesty implies objectivity and truth. Self-awareness is a willingness to be objective and truthful with oneself — about oneself. Nobody is … Continue reading
Can Leftism Lead to Happiness?
An intriguing post at the Daily Wire asks the question, “Can leftism lead to a happy life?” Leftism refers to a political or social view. Political and social views are consequences of deeper, more subconscious and more personal views, attitudes, … Continue reading
Mars, Venus, Men & Women: Is It All a Myth?
Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. Dr. John Gray wrote the book — literally — more than twenty-five years ago. The premise? Men want to find solutions to problems. Women want to vent. Men and women fight because … Continue reading
Is Free Will a Myth?
Is free will a myth? No way. How do we know? Because I am free to think we have free will; and you, if you disagree, are free to think we do not. The definition of free will is thinking. … Continue reading
Life Owes You Nothing
“I have found that when you love life, life will love you back.” (Arthur Rubenstein) In other words, your life is yours to shape. You are its driver. Life does not owe you anything. There’s nothing whatsoever that you’re entitled … Continue reading
A Little Understood Cause of Hypocrisy
According to one school of psychology, we all have an ideal self and an actual self. The actual self consists of what we actually think, do, and feel. The ideal self is our conscious or subconscious evaluation of who we … Continue reading
Happy Unearned Guilt Day
Pope Francis gave his usual rant yesterday about the evils of capitalism, advanced civilization and material well-being. “For many people, life’s meaning is found in possessing, in having an excess of material objects. An insatiable greed marks all human history, … Continue reading
The Psychological Composition of a Leftist
#1: Unearned guilt. Unearned guilt is a feeling of responsibility for something that’s not your fault. Healthy people see the unearned guilt for what it is, and correct it. Others become overly humble and self-effacing. Leftists do neither. They become … Continue reading
Duty vs. Responsibility: They’re Not the Same Thing!
Duty vs. responsibility. Is there a difference? You bet there is. And the difference explains the anxiety, neurosis and also many of the political differences we find in today’s world. Duty is a mindless obligation. It’s an arbitrary edict set … Continue reading