Not everyone loves Christmas, but I do. Not all of the beads on the string are beautiful, in fact, several, especially the early ones with my mother, whose anxiety spiked with the pressure of creating a good Christmas, were pretty rough. Somehow our father and my three brothers and me always found a way to … Continue reading Memory Beads of Christmas’ Past
Part One Once there was a tiny snake. The reason to make this point from the outset is that its size plays such a very important part in the story I am about to tell you. So, once there was a tiny snake whose name was Tyrone, and he was yellow and blue. That is, … Continue reading The World of Appearance & Dis-appearance
Many years ago, when I'd been working as a therapist for several years, I came upon an ancient Greek tradition where people suffering from an illness (whether physical or mental) went to healing caves for a cure. At the site there were caves where the patient slept and then healers aided their patients in interpreting … Continue reading How Stories Can Facilitate Psychological Health
The first truths are taught to us by our mothers. They are the truths that support all others; the people I see, the earth at my feet, the plants and trees around me, the sky above, are neutral until given meaning, and the original meaning comes from her. Our mother gives us access to the … Continue reading Mothers Milk is Mother’s World.
There has been a monumental change in human evolution. A new balance has emerged over the past decade which sees father's more and more involved in the raising of their children from infancy. With this newly found balance, children born today have a greater chance of psychological health than ever before. As has been … Continue reading What parents need to know about growing a healthy child.