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Free Therapy #24: Advice for Becoming a Therapist

As I type this I have just returned from a sacred ritual that only some lucky parents get to enjoy: the annual return to college, a pilgrimage of semi-epic proportions where we journey to the far reaches of this long,… Continue Reading

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Free Therapy #23: Tinnitus is Music, Part 3

As I shared in my last two columns, I used to suffer with tinnitus but not any longer. I still have it. Like I have baldness and other symptoms of being 57 years old. It is present like the clouds… Continue Reading

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Free Therapy #22: Tinnitus is Music, Part 2

My dear brother Jim married Karen in June of 2005 in Denver, Colorado. In the months leading up to the wedding I was living in my own private hell. Few knew how much I suffered. From nowhere it seemed, as… Continue Reading

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Free Therapy #21: Tinnitus is Music, Part 1

To be alive in the world is to possess a priceless gift of self-awareness. Usually we take this for granted. We are not normally in awe of the fact. It is easy to yawn and shrug at the incredible and stunning truth that we are alive on a round rock that is rotating at a 1000 miles an hour at the equator. Continue Reading

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Free Therapy #20: Alive in the World

To be alive in the world is to possess a priceless gift of self-awareness. Usually we take this for granted. We are not normally in awe of the fact. It is easy to yawn and shrug at the incredible and stunning truth that we are alive on a round rock that is rotating at a 1000 miles an hour at the equator. Continue Reading

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Free Therapy #19: The Real Show

My narcissism showed up early, like many of us, I suppose.  I remember telling my mother when I was in kindergarten to save all my papers because someday I will be “great” and those papers will be important.  We lived… Continue Reading