As Covid-19 prowls the streets and venues of Michigan, my wife Teresa and I are holed up in our house in a quiet neighborhood on the west side of Ann Arbor. We’re safe and healthy and keeping each other good company. She’s been sewing face masks from high-end quilting cotton. … [Read more...] about Living and Dying with Coronavirus
Everyone needs a story, as the saying goes. The best kind of story provides us with meaning and purpose, and it reflects values and beliefs to which we subscribe. Ideally, it tells us right from wrong, explains our suffering, and guides us going forward. Such stories, which go … [Read more...] about Are You Living Your True Story?
My latest book has just been published at Amazon. The e-book is available here and the paperback here. It’s titled: Who’s Afraid of Inner Truth: Dispatches from Our Psyche’s War Zone, and it’s a collection of the last three years of posts that have been published at this … [Read more...] about My Latest Book is Now Available
The best depth psychology is so potent that we instinctively become resistant to assimilating the knowledge. The insight upsets our sense of who we are, and we feel inner resistance because we don’t like, at least initially, that feeling of vulnerability and … [Read more...] about The Mocking Voice of Inner Resistance
As the client of a depth psychologist back in the mid-1980’s, I acquired a copy of The Basic Neurosis by Edmund Bergler. My therapist told me the book was important, and I was determined to read it. I did so for five or six pages and then, inexplicably, put it aside. Over the … [Read more...] about The Invisible Wall of Psychological Resistance