Live with Compassion

Few events evoke such sadness and pain as a school shooting. A host of options are currently under debate in the public square. It seems to me, however, that each of these ideas works by suppressing behavior and does nothing to change the underlying health of our society. Is there anything we can do inContinue reading “Live with Compassion”

The Reality Principle

Reality noun1. The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. 2. A thing that exists in fact.1   I doubt I would get much argument about the singular importance of acknowledging reality as a prerequisite for mental health. With delusional thinking, onContinue reading “The Reality Principle”


I recently met a confused young woman. Raised by parents who were spiritualists, as an adult, she had adopted a spirituality that most closely aligned with the New Age Movement. She believed each person has their own personal deity. She had not participated in any organized religion for years, and it appeared her current approachContinue reading “Lost”