The Big Question: Why Are We Here?

Why am I here on Earth? It can be a passing thought or a question that launches a full-on existential exploration. Having a sense of meaning and purpose in life is usually a positive motivator, at home and at work. But maybe the questioning itself is where life's true mission is found...

Is Happiness Even the Point?

By Melissa Kirk
Does seeking happiness actually hold us back from wisdom?

Present Day Relationships

By Claudia Black M.S.W., Ph.D.
intimacy with friends and partners offers meaning, purpose and connectedness

Lindy Micheals: Discovering my Inner Crone

By Jennifer Haupt
Accepting the stages of aging: Maiden, Mother, Crone.

Welcome to Field Guide to Families: Why I work with families

By Lynne Griffin R.N., M.Ed.
Healing comes through hard work: reflection, education, & good communication.

Emotional Story-Telling after Stressful Experiences: A Way to Find Meaning

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can writing memoirs transform the meaning of trauma?

From Reactive to Creative

By Diane Dreher Ph.D.
Transcending "Quiet Desperation"

The True Nature of Death and Eternity

By Robert Lanza M.D.
The mind is paramount and limitless. It doesn't die with the body.

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: New Evidence

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
The illusion of religion helps people feel good, despite miserable experiences.

Why Service to Others May Serve Your Teen

By Kenneth Ginsburg M.D., M.S.Ed
Kids Who Contribute Know That They Matter

Words of Good Cheer, Mostly

By Eliezer Sobel
Holiday spiritual guidance.

Toward a Grand Unified Theory of Psychiatry

By Emily Deans M.D.
Humans are complicated, the pathology of mental illness less so

Starting the Future Today

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D.
Let’s not wait for change to start living our dreams

Beauty, God, Death: What is Real Psychotherapy?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Preserving the heart of psychotherapy.

Baby Boomers: Making a difference, finding fulfillment

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
What you don't know about the Baby Boomers

Winning the Bronze Medal in Life

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
What My Kindergartener Can Teach Us

William Alexander: What's Good Enough?

By Jennifer Haupt
Don't let search for perfection squelch everyday joy.

Pornography for Tweens...At a Mall Near You!

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Helping our children resist sleazy advertisers.

Redefining Reality: Psychology, Science and Solipsism

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Reality may not be as objective as we once believed.

Staring at Sixty: Some Musings About Mortality and the Bucket List

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
What would be on your "bucket list"?

The Tree of Life: Does Terrence Malick's New Film Bear Artistic or Philosophical Fruit?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Is "The Tree of Life" worth seeing this summer?

Who Was the Buddha?

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
The Buddha was not a god; he was a human being like you and me.

Suffering, Meaning, Hope

By Mindy Greenstein Ph.D.
Finding meaning despite, and sometimes because of, suffering

Newest Research: Happiness Is a Pork By-Product

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
You won't reach it by heading there.

Life Is Tough but Freedom Is Possible

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Contentment and happiness are within everyone’s reach.

Paying Your Dues

By Terri Cheney
When an identity becomes too expensive.

Singles Value Meaningful Work – And Did So Even in High School

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Singles are more intrinsically motivated at work

The Place of Place in Our Lives

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
‘Place’ isn’t just background; sometimes it’s the main event

UFO's, Close Encounters, and the Cry for Meaning

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
What is the psychospiritual significance of the UFO phenomenon?