“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living,” said Dr. Seuss, whose children’s books have sold in the hundreds of millions. “It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope … and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” Yes, fantasy is a wonderful, … [Read more...] about Follow Your Fantasies to Self-Awareness
An outbreak of fear is degrading our humanity. A particular weakness in our psyche—a “bug” in our unconscious mind—causes fear to feed upon itself, making the current pandemic of fear especially virulent. Terrorism triggers fearfulness, but it’s not the cause of it. The cause … [Read more...] about The Thrill of Fear
Protests against the handling of racial tensions broke out this month on university campuses across the United States, and once again we find ourselves confounded by the deviltry of human nature. Why does skin color in 2015 still inflame animosities? Depth psychology provides us … [Read more...] about Unconscious Bias in Race Relations
Lots of people feel unrecognized and unappreciated. They experience themselves to a considerable degree through feelings of being unworthy and unloved. When such people spot a celebrity in the flesh, they have an emotional reaction that usually varies according to their … [Read more...] about Who Wants to Be a Celebrity?
Psychotherapy can be very helpful—and, in some cases, essential—for success, self-fulfillment, and future happiness. But it can also be a waste of time and money if you don’t have a good therapist. Regretfully, a majority of psychotherapists practice superficial methods that … [Read more...] about How to Recognize Good Psychotherapy