Donna Flagg's fantastically complex and intriguing blog post on break-ups invokes feelings of worthlessness. What makes a person feel worthless in his or her relationship? Let's consider three possibilities...
The young man was clad in a spotless white uniform and held a clipboard in his hand. “What is your favorite flavor?” “Do you prefer soft-serve or hard?,” “Are you more likely to buy pints to have at home or to go out for a cone?” And then the clincher: “What, in your opinion, is the single most determining factor in the choice of which ice cream to purchase?”
Bill Gates is quiet and bookish, but apparently unfazed by others’ opinions of him: he’s an introvert, but not shy. Barbra Streisand has an outgoing, larger than life personality, but a paralyzing case of stage fright. Shyness and introversion are not the same thing.
When I was a little boy, I loved to read comic books based on science fiction. Indeed, it was the science and the fiction that would always draw me in to these literary sojourns. At once, I could escape my reality and enter a world that did not exist - but perhaps had the scientific "virtue" to exist.
Self-awareness is an important part of developing an acceptance of who you are now, and making personal changes for who you would like to be in the future. Though not for everyone, meditation is one way to increase self-awareness. However, many people dismiss the idea without knowing what they are rejecting.
Shakespeare, in his Sonnets, famously imagined three strategies for escaping death: creating art, having children, and loving deeply. It's a tribute to sex that it can sometimes be involved in at least two out of those three.
The Tree of Life (2011), American filmmaker Terrence Malick's fifth movie in his forty-year-long career is, to me, a massive failure on almost every level: as entertainment, philosophy, theology, psychology or art.
There's a lot written about autism spectrum children. But what about those often invisible fathers who give their all day in and day out? This article is dedicated to all fathers who parent children gifted with autism.
Why do people overlook the good in the present and dream of an idealized past? Today, our brains focus on social pain because there's less of the physical pain that pervaded life in the past. The social snubs in your life feel more brutal than thoughts of the plague and pestilence of the past.