My anguish at the terrorist attacks last week in Paris has aroused some passionate intensity. Here is my response, which is more in the form of an op-ed piece than my usual expository postings. As much as we despise the murderous maniacs of the Islamic State, they have, like … [Read more...] about Paris and Our Discontents
Deliverance from Addictions & Compulsions
I have just completed a new edition of Secret Attachments: Exposing the Roots of Addictions and Compulsions. It’s available as an e-book on Amazon for the sale price of $2.99. If you get a copy, feel free to review it or leave a comment. This was my first book, and I think … [Read more...] about Deliverance from Addictions & Compulsions
What Warps the Mind of Domestic Terrorists?
As we are now seeing, a scattering of men and women in the West are being radicalized with a terrorist mentality that, like an Ebola virus, can be spread with devastating effects. Like the germ of an idea, the terrorist mentality grows in the emotional and mental life of … [Read more...] about What Warps the Mind of Domestic Terrorists?
How to Be Your Own Inner Guide
Some people can begin to overcome their emotional and behavioral problems without needing to see a psychotherapist. Still, by all means find one if you have the time and money to get personalized psychological help. If you have a diagnosable mental disorder, you should definitely … [Read more...] about How to Be Your Own Inner Guide
Get to Know Your Psychological Defenses
We’re often the dupes of our defenses which render us blind to our emotional life and mislead us about the sources of our suffering. For starters, we don’t see that common varieties of suffering are both symptoms of mysterious dynamics unfolding in our psyche as well as defenses … [Read more...] about Get to Know Your Psychological Defenses