Why tension-free living is a terrible goal

Those who follow much of the current pop-psychology and religious thought might be under the impression that perfect, unending peace of mind is the assumed goal for everyone; that one must strive to conquer one’s inner conflicts to such an extent that stress is altogether eliminated. Ridiculous! If tension-free living is your goal get ready…

Fighting Loneliness in an Impersonal World

If you have ever stood in a crowded room and felt completely alone then you understand that loneliness is not the same as being alone. For a lonely person crowds will often serve to amplify, not decrease, the loneliness. Psychiatrist Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, a leading researcher in the phenomenon of loneliness in the late 1950’s, said…

Life among the Dying

It’s been over 3 months since I’ve written an article. I’m not sure it’s the time to start again, but what the hell. Life is short; a lesson I’ve learned every day for the last 3 months. It used to be that death almost never crossed my narrow little mind except to make a point…