Depression: Cancer of the Spirit

Clinical depression is categorically different from the common experience of having the blues for a few hours or days. Depression is a lasting, pervasive, and overwhelming feeling of deep sadness,…

How To Apologize

It’s impossible to be in relationship without hurting each other from time to time. When we cause harm, repairing the connection requires a heartfelt apology. The Spanish phrase, “lo siento,”…
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Savor Love

Humans are pack animals. We are biologically designed to connect with each other and generally have longer and healthier lives when we are social. The benefits of relationships are further…

Anger on the Pathway to Peace

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This holiday season, more than ever before in my lifetime, I long for Peace on Earth—but it feels like an unattainable platitude. News from both afar and nearby is filled…

Waypower versus Willpower

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Optimistic Aging requires us to rally willpower to make healthy choices, but of course this is much easier when we have clear pathways to invigorating options—“waypower”—compared to when we face…

Welcome Disruption

Disruptive experiences create opportunities for growth and learning. When we are young, our minds are stretched and challenged at school. But as we get older, it’s easy to settle into…