April 26, 2019

Mental health practitioners have noted for a long time how differently people can behave online than they do in person; often in more negative and aggressive ways, with resulting effects on readers. This is especially typical with topics that generally tend to be polar...

April 19, 2019

Psychologist Susan Silk and her friend Barry Goldman wrote a piece about a concept they called the “Ring Theory”.  This is something I find helpful when trying to support loved ones. When someone has been through trauma, they will need support. During that time it is i...

April 12, 2019

In his influential book Nonviolent  Communication, Marshall Rosenberg proposes that  most communication is about getting our core needs met, specifically, our need for connection. (Something like 70% of human communication is in some way about relationships).  Solid he...

April 5, 2019

With the new season of Queer Eye on Netflix I got to thinking. I remember in the first season one of the contestants asking Bobby (i.e. Interior Design) who was the “woman” in his marriage to his husband. Bobby was quick to call him out, and I am glad he did because it...

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