We’re Moving!

Hi everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I’m gradually moving to a new blogging platform and website. Please join me there when it’s convenient for you. Here’s more about the transition. And as always — thanks for reading.   Continue reading We’re Moving!

Headlong Into the Void — Writing as Spiritual Practice

Eternal nothingness is OK as long as you’re dressed for it — WOODY ALLEN Writing is the hero’s journey. It calls for vast reserves of energy and initiative. To write consistently in the midst of solitude and fickle moods is superhuman. The phrase “being a self-starter” doesn’t even begin to do it justice. Through writing, … Continue reading Headlong Into the Void — Writing as Spiritual Practice

Remembering Robert Pirsig’s ’Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’

I’ve read Robert Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values four times — once during each decade since it was published in 1974. Each time I read the book at a different level. And each time I was reminded of the defining feature of a great book: You can … Continue reading Remembering Robert Pirsig’s ’Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’

Two Options for Dealing With Upsetting Thoughts — Disputing and Defusion

Consider how you respond to beliefs such as: I am unlovable. Nothing good ever happens to me. You just can’t count on other people when the chips are down. For decades, the accepted answer among psychotherapists was — in effect — search and destroy. Root up such irrational beliefs. Unmask their logical contradictions. Reveal their … Continue reading Two Options for Dealing With Upsetting Thoughts — Disputing and Defusion