There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Doing less and being more
Gabriel Young Ph.D.
Are we hypocrites if, despite our own imperfections, we believe there must be rules? The survival of humanity demands nothing less.
The narcissistic autocrat believes in nothing beyond their self-interest. For us, that’s a useful weakness.
Does "Encanto" groom audiences to identify with the abuser and not the victim?
We’ve been lied to about what love is. Here are some of the realities.
Have you already blown your resolution? There's still hope.
Was the Afghanistan war really 10 times more beneficial than sending every US student to college?
When does divorce set the stage for long term harm to a child? Sometimes it's less obvious than it may seem.
Are you stressed about the upcoming holidays? Here are some steps to relax and enjoy yourself.
Do our genetic relationships define us? We can break free by choosing our own family.
Think you have to commit to a task for it to be worthwhile? The opposite may be better for your personal growth.
Can critical thinking skills help fight vaccine hesitancy? Teaching mindfulness can help fight misinformation.
Is growth mindset a harmful ideology? Here is a healthier approach.
Children's mental health was at risk long before COVID, and a narrow focus on achievement post-pandemic may make it even worse. We can choose a better path by putting mental health first.
What can you say when colleagues disclose grief or hardship at work? Instead of advice, I advise trying to "shut up and listen."
Gabriel Young, Ph.D., a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist holding a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Development. He is the head of the psychology programs at the San Jose campus of Pacific Oaks College.