The Big Question: Why Are We Here?

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?

Does seeking happiness actually hold us back from wisdom?

Present Day Relationships

intimacy with friends and partners offers meaning, purpose and connectedness

Lindy Micheals: Discovering my Inner Crone

Accepting the stages of aging: Maiden, Mother, Crone.

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

Healing comes through hard work: reflection, education, & good communication.

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

Can writing memoirs transform the meaning of trauma?

From Reactive to Creative

Transcending "Quiet Desperation"

The True Nature of Death and Eternity

The mind is paramount and limitless. It doesn't die with the body.

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: New Evidence

The illusion of religion helps people feel good, despite miserable experiences.

Why Service to Others May Serve Your Teen

Kids Who Contribute Know That They Matter

Words of Good Cheer, Mostly

Holiday spiritual guidance.

Toward a Grand Unified Theory of Psychiatry

Humans are complicated, the pathology of mental illness less so

Starting the Future Today

Let’s not wait for change to start living our dreams

Beauty, God, Death: What is Real Psychotherapy?

Preserving the heart of psychotherapy.

Baby Boomers: Making a difference, finding fulfillment

What you don't know about the Baby Boomers

Winning the Bronze Medal in Life

What My Kindergartener Can Teach Us

William Alexander: What's Good Enough?

Don't let search for perfection squelch everyday joy.

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

Helping our children resist sleazy advertisers.

Redefining Reality: Psychology, Science and Solipsism

Reality may not be as objective as we once believed.

Who Was the Buddha?

The Buddha was not a god; he was a human being like you and me.

Suffering, Meaning, Hope

Finding meaning despite, and sometimes because of, suffering

Newest Research: Happiness Is a Pork By-Product

You won't reach it by heading there.

Life Is Tough but Freedom Is Possible

Contentment and happiness are within everyone’s reach.

Paying Your Dues

When an identity becomes too expensive.

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

Singles are more intrinsically motivated at work

The Place of Place in Our Lives

‘Place’ isn’t just background; sometimes it’s the main event

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

What is the psychospiritual significance of the UFO phenomenon?