Why Your Smartphone Might Be Your Best Friend And Worst Enemy At The Same Time.

I panicked on my way to work a few mornings ago, and it wasn’t because I crossed paths with the skunks that are terrorizing my neighborhood. My phone wasn’t in my pocket – which meant I didn’t have it – and I had to make a quick decision. Should I ease my anxiety by returning … More Why Your Smartphone Might Be Your Best Friend And Worst Enemy At The Same Time.

Why do we say hurtful things to people who are suffering?

I’ve said some rather unhelpful things in my work as a therapist over the years. After fourteen years on the job, you’d think I’d know better. Actually, I often do understand that I shouldn’t say certain things to people who are suffering, but I manage to hear them coming out of my mouth regardless. Such … More Why do we say hurtful things to people who are suffering?

Is Hope Absurd?

“I believe in the sun even when it is not shining And I believe in love, even when there’s no one there. And I believe in God, even when he is silent.” -Found on the wall of a German concentration camp I went hiking in the rainforest recently, and what I learned is that the … More Is Hope Absurd?

Why Hurricanes Don’t Change People’s Minds

What seems clearest to me in recent weeks is that telling the story (or perhaps yelling the story) of climate change and the peril of our planet is not producing the needed results. And by that I mean, it’s not just convincing the aggressive deniers like Donald Trump, it’s also failing to change in deeply meaningful ways, ordinary folk like you and I who drag our recycling bins to the curb each week but still have an awfully large carbon footprint. … More Why Hurricanes Don’t Change People’s Minds