Success is an Inside Job

One of the things I find delightful about writing is the way it helps me shape my views. In a recent email exchange with my friend, Larry Berkelhammer, PhD, I began by offering advice but ended up changing my opinion. … Continue reading

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Old Age: A Remedy for Early Trauma?

As many of us understand too well, adversity during childhood leads to later problems with identity, concentration, reactivity, and relationships. Yet although I’m far from the person who might have emerged had I been raised with love, in recent years … Continue reading

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Embracing Enthusiasm

My father offered me only one apology that sounded deeply meant. In the last year of his life he told me how bad he felt about the way he treated me when I was very young. We didn’t know his … Continue reading

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