Relationships

Unhappy Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a moment of joy, but for many it is painful. Let’s send some of our love to those who aren’t getting any.

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Therapy

Jessie and Doctor Berger

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015

Read this tale of what happens when a therapy client waits too long to contact the man who loves her.

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Success

How to Be Great in 10 Easy Lessons

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015

Do you want to know what it takes to be great? What follows is the surprising, and perhaps somewhat disturbing, list of the 10 things you’ll need to do to become world-class.

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Music Memoir

Tiger in the Rain: Michael Franks and John Simon

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014

On occasion, I worked on a record where the folks making it were nice and somewhat sane. Sometimes, these records were beautiful, and the people who made it were excellent at what they did. One such album was Tiger in the Rain by Michael Franks, produced and arranged by John Simon.

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How to Be Great in 10 Easy Lessons

How to Be Great in 10 Easy Lessons

Do you want to know what it takes to be great? What follows is the surprising, and perhaps somewhat disturbing, list of the 10 things you’ll need to do to become world-class.

Jessie and Doctor Berger

Jessie and Doctor Berger

Read this tale of what happens when a therapy client waits too long to contact the man who loves her.

Creativity and Madness

Creativity and Madness

Come to Santa Fe, July 27 -31, 2015 to participate in this terrific conference, where I will be presenting Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz: A Portrait of the Artist as Madman.

Unhappy Valentine’s Day

Unhappy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a moment of joy, but for many it is painful. Let’s send some of our love to those who aren’t getting any.

Groundhog Day All Over Again

Groundhog Day All Over Again

Why do we have such a hard time doing what we say we want to do? Find the answer here.

Why Men Get Bored of Sex

Why Men Get Bored of Sex

Find out the number one reason why men lose interest in having sex with their partners over time, and how to fix it.

Will Dating Apps End Love?

Will Dating Apps End Love?

How are dating apps affecting us? We know they are fun, and attracting millions of users. But they aren’t about relationship or connection at all – rather, they are a way to get high. And if you’re getting high, you’re getting hooked. Your smart phone is really a hand-held, easy-to-use, dopamine delivery system. With everyone holding a drug delivery system in their hand, who knows what the down sides might be?

Sessions With Sinatra by Charles Granata

Sessions With Sinatra by Charles Granata

Read my review of one of the best books on music and recording ever.

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

If you’ve encountered the thing that prevents us from writing that novel, inventing that app, working to end sexual abuse, or losing that fifty pounds, you know that this is an uncanny force of indomitable strength, that by all appearances has a life of its own. What is it? Successful author, Steven Pressfield provides the answer is his pithy, accessible book, The War of Art. Read more about it here.

Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz

Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz

I see many people in my psychotherapy practice who have the trappings of success but hate themselves and their lives, have no clue as to what makes them tick, and could care less about anything. I’ve railed against what I believe to be the cause of this syndrome, but have felt like a voice in the wilderness until I found William Deresiewicz’s brilliant indictment of our culture, as exemplified by our elite educational system, in his book, Excellent Sheep.

Tiger in the Rain: Michael Franks and John Simon

Tiger in the Rain: Michael Franks and John Simon

On occasion, I worked on a record where the folks making it were nice and somewhat sane. Sometimes, these records were beautiful, and the people who made it were excellent at what they did. One such album was Tiger in the Rain by Michael Franks, produced and arranged by John Simon.

When Therapy Works

When Therapy Works

Many people wonder whether therapy actually works. Every once in a while, often after a long time lost in confusion and frustration, the results become clear and wonderful.