To practice mindfulness is to become alive.   Life is so precious, yet in our daily lives we are carried away by our forgetfulness, anger and worries. We are often lost in the past, unable to touch life in the present moment. When we are truly alive, everything we touch or do is a miracle....
Transcription of the 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address - May 21, 2005 Written and Delivered by David Foster Wallace (If anybody feels like perspiring [cough], I'd advise you to go ahead, because I'm sure going to. In fact I'm gonna [mumbles while pulling up his gown and taking out...
Why Therapists Should Talk Politics By RICHARD BROUILLETTE ​New York Times  MARCH 15, 2016  Couch is a series about psychotherapy.   “I’m meeting my boss later,” my patient said. “I’m worried she’s going to tell me I’m...
A version of this op-ed appears in print on August 4, 2013, on page SR8 of the New York edition with the headline: The Trauma of Being Alive. TEH  ​TALKING with my 88-year-old mother, four and a half years after my father died from a brain tumor, I was surprised to hear...
From the Gaurdian UK: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/07/therapy-wars-revenge-of-freud-cognitive-behavioural-therapy ​ David Pollens is a psychoanalyst who sees his patients in a modest ground-floor office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a neighbourhood probably only...