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Food Addiction – The Unreal Hope

  There is so much to say about the subject I am about to introduce that I could begin this article from any number of directions. I believe there are stories and there are dynamics. I want to draw your attention away from the charismatic thrill of the story and invite you to look more […]

How To Be Better in The Bedroom

Some readers of my Second Opinion articles have characterized my posts as mature. Others have said my posts are not likely to be appropriate for young readers. I’ll let you be the judge, but if the truth is to be written, both genders worry about how they will perform, and getting it right in the bedroom undeniably […]

Life in the 21st Century: What’s Required To Keep Pace?

Science has established beyond reasonable doubt that the polar ice caps are melting, the oceans are rising, and the earth is in fact warming due to the burning of hydrocarbons – The “Greenhouse Effect.” The scientific community reported recently that an asteroid nearly collided with the earth. It missed doing so by only 500,000 miles. […]

Parental Influence: Do as I Do

  Parenting is full of contradiction. “Do as I say not as I do.” Regretfully, this ill-conceived advice is still being modeled by those who intended better than they practiced. The by-product of this double standard generation raised more than children. Liberated from childhood’s restrictions, our generation exercised its freedom by ushering in the most […]

Imaginative Intelligence

Recently I served on a faculty committee of a progressive university organized around the essential question: “What must the university do to stimulate the development of creativity in the minds of our future student?” I offered this second opinion. Creativity is one byproduct of Imagination. The terms are used interchangeably, yet one gives birth to […]

Mass Communication Fatigue Syndrome

You are moving too fast for a world that is round. Sooner or later you will catch up with yourself in a great rear-end collision. How much information do you need, and what are the repercussions? Are you prepared to know too much? Mass communication fatigue is on the verge of becoming the newest public […]

The Quiet Mind

“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.” Norman Vincent Peale From brain imaging research we now know the average person has between 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day, 90% of which will be repeated tomorrow. Students of life realize they won’t be making much progress if they […]

“Do You Believe in Mother?”

“I crave thought experiments the way some people crave carbs.”   Since the Industrial Revolution shifted the world into high gear, the cult of speed has pushed us into an ever-accelerating breathless relationship with time. Most of us live on the edge of exhaustion few of us recognize. Our minds and bodies pay an unrecoverable […]

How Old Are We, Really?

People say, Age is an attitude, that it isn’t how old you are, but how you are old. I’ve also heard, Age is a matter of mind; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Others advise us that, Age is just a number. Yet my accountant reminds me, numbers count. So what’s the number? How […]

How To Affair Proof Your Relationship

On the Home page of my website, you’ll find a welcoming introduction to the pilgrimage of psychotherapy. As I reread this introduction, I saw something I hadn’t seen before. I invite you to read the following paragraph of my introduction and substitute the word marriage, or however you term your committed relationship for the word […]