Revealing Weaknesses of Mental Health Professionals & Diagnoses

The other morning I was enjoying my morning routine of coffee and news when I came upon Dr. Frances' (psychiatrist and former chair of the DSM-IV Task Force) comments on Trump.  If you don't know, there's been a ton of debate among psychiatrists, psychologists and other therapists on whether or not we have a duty to … Continue reading Revealing Weaknesses of Mental Health Professionals & Diagnoses

Being Yourself When Others Don’t Want You To Be

We all hide who we really are, even from ourselves. But why? And how do we start to live in a more genuine way when others may not want us to change?

On the Power and Rigidity of Narrative

That we as human beings construct narratives for ourselves is as old as language itself. We tell stories to reflect and share experiences; we listen to stories and connect them back to ourselves in order to make sense of our existence. But narratives don’t just come into being as a way to communicate with others. … Continue reading On the Power and Rigidity of Narrative