A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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Sam Osherson Ph.D.
Between #MeToo and BLM, being a white man has gotten more complicated these days. Thank goodness.
What can you learn about yourself from living through a pandemic?
Did you have a favorite childhood hero? Did they stay with you as an adult? Mine did—then I wrote a novel about him and he changed.
Feeling bullied by your own curriculum in the classroom? There are ways to make teaching more enjoyable by helping students learn how to listen.
To counter political despair and helplessness, we need start with the heart.
h these intense and complicated times, paying attention to sorrow can help us get past more negative emotions.
What is our true place in nature? The Galapagos Islands revealed the answer.
Worried about the climate crisis? An unexpected encounter while traveling can bring real hope.
What makes for a good therapist? Our early training can shape our careers
Does your classroom sometimes feel like a steamroller you can't slow down? This low-pressure game can foster creativity, cohesion, and empathy.
What great novel nailed it for you, pointing the way to being the kind of adult you wanted to be?
Being young, white, and male is a challenge in our changing society. A few tips can be helpful.
Shame may be the royal road to releasing our creativity and resilience.
In these turbulent times, there is great opportunity for white people to understand their whiteness and to deepen their connection to people of color.
Are our kids better at talking about wealth and class than we are?
Feeling worn out by the political situation? A little group can make a big difference
Life is challenging: We need to learn how to have a really successful failure.
Men's pain today has to do with relationships, not just employment
Worried, anxious, and confused by politics? Here are a few steps that can help.
Tired of the unhelpful stigma and shaming surrounding addiction treatment? Here's a different approach.
A little satire and a nod to Abbott and Costello, philosophers of the Absurd.
Many of us avoid the topic of dying. Spending some time with death can deepen our engagement with life.
Our mobile devices free us and imprison us at the same time. Here's how it happens.
Perhaps we never really say goodbye to those we've lost: The conversation with them can continue throughout our lives in unexpected ways. And in the most unexpected places.
One filmmaker. Two fictional transgender sex workers of color in Los Angeles. A lesson for us all in seeing people as more than diagnoses and stereotypes..
The physical effort involved in this artist's work jumpstarts his imagination and creativity
Do you wonder how to deepen your conversations? How to connect more fully with yourself? A few well-placed silences can make all the difference.
Beyond the sentimental stereotypes, there is a deep relationship between men and their mothers. And it can be hard for a man to acknowledge that debt without again feeling like a little boy clustered around a woman's skirt.
As we age, taking a Time Out can be crucial to vital involvement in our life. How to create a space where we can renew and rediscover ourselves?
There are profound rewards, delights, and costs to self- publishing. They may not be the ones you expect.
Sam Osherson, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Fielding Graduate University