This post is an excerpt from my late wife Sandra Michaelson’s book, LoveSmart: Transforming the Emotional Patterns that Sabotage Relationships. The book exposes how we unconsciously resist recognition of our own barriers to being more loving, while choosing instead to blame our … [Read more...] about The Flaw Wars that Sabotage Relationships
This is a new version of a blog I posted on this website in 2014. It goes into more detail about the process of freeing ourselves from emotional and behavioral problems. This revised version will appear in the Appendix of my latest book, which I expect to publish by … [Read more...] about Can You Be Your Own Therapist?
My readers know how ardently I put the focus on inner passivity. It is, I contend, the primary mischief-maker of the psyche, the largely unconscious part of us that keeps us from being at our best. Inner passivity, a primary component of inner conflict, is the straw house … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Learned Helplessness and Inner Passivity
After four years of writing, I’m close to completing my latest book. This month’s post is an excerpt from it. The book, still untitled, shows how inner conflict is a primary influence affecting social, political, and economic dysfunction. In general, people have not understood or … [Read more...] about The Sad Sordidness of Inner Conflict
This month I’m publishing the Introduction to my book, Psyched Up: The Deep Knowledge that Liberates the Self. It’s the first of my two books of collected blog posts. I arranged the order of the posts to make the content flow and the ideas more coherent. There’s some … [Read more...] about The Deep Knowledge that Liberates the Self