Babies are angels

Some of my friends are new grandparents; some are new parents. As a young parent, I was awed by the tiny perfection of my new babies, with their wide-eyes and angelic gaze. Back then, I didn’t know for a certainty what I now know – that babies are angelic substance,...

Holiday Reading

In some cultures, book giving is a tradition at holiday time. Despite the amount of information available on the web, or now through Kindle and other electronic reading devices, little replaces the comfort of a well-worn and favorite book. I cannot imagine reading...

Sensing beyond the five senses

Reading about other people’s experiences of sensing, feeling and seeing things that are beyond the normal range of our five senses, I still marvel at the fact that so many of us can do this, I think, and so few admit to it, at least in the usual course of my...

Relationships

Adlerian psychology is all about fitting into the social fabric. About creating community, relationship and finding one’s place in the world. We begin with our earliest relationships with our nuclear family. How our parents and caregivers treated us is the foundation...

Seeing is Believing

Today in a small café near home, a woman noticed that I was wearing a perfume she liked the scent of. When she asked, I told her that today I am wearing an essential oil, not a perfume. We launched into a conversation about perfumes, people’s allergies and the...