Life's Meaning

Searching for Life’s Meaning in a Vast Sea of Insignificance

Everyone we love will someday wither and perish, leaving traces of their lives behind. In a world of ceaseless transience, can we find life's meaning? ...
Existential Dread

My Best Friend Death: Catalyzing Purpose Through Existential Dread

Our most troubling revelation is that of our own morality; we avoid awareness of it, as though it were the plague, but can existential dread become helpful? ...
Internal Struggle

Me vs Me: A Poem about the Eternal Internal Struggle

In the words of a great song from Survivor, "It's you against you; it's the paradox that drives us all." This is my poem about my own internal struggle ...
Self-Acceptance

Fostering Self-Acceptance: How We Can Regain Control of Our Self-Image

Why do most of us feel badly about ourselves, and is it possible to stop the negative self-talk? This article explores the creation of self-acceptance ...
Resilience

Defined by Resilience: Why Perseverance Matters More Than Success

Defined by Resilience: Why Perseverance Matters More Than Success ...
Greed

The Man Who Has It All – A Poem About Greed and Suffering

Is greed really good? Here's a story about a man who spent most of his life chasing fortune and fame, and neglected those who loved him ...
Avoidant Attachment

A Fruitless Quest for Love: Avoidant Attachment and Barriers to Intimacy

Why is it so difficult for some of us to find love? We look for the answers out there, but could they, in reality, reside within? ...
Body Positivity

Body Positivity: How Our Culture Makes Self-Love Impossible

We're raised in a society which teaches us about the necessity of phyiscal perfection, engendering self-loathing and jealousy; an alternative is possible ...
Fear of Rejection

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

What holds us back from thriving? Is it an external circumstance or something within? This article explores our fear of failure and the barriers it creates ...
Self-Esteem

The Toxicity of Self-Esteem

It's known that low self-esteem creates depression and anxiety, but can high self-esteem be toxic, too? This article explores a healthy alternative to both ...
Don Juan

The Trap of the Self-Assured Don Juan

Why The Kind and Confident Don Juan You’re Looking For Doesn’t Exist “Fake it til you make it” is a cliche that’s repeated ad-nauseum, one that most of us latch onto as a way to impress our bosses, our friends, ...
Man's Search for Intimacy

Man’s Search for Intimacy

Closeness and Intimacy In 1946, existential psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl, published a book which drastically altered the course of psychotherapy; he titled it Man’s Search For Meaning, and in it, he presented the case for making life-meaning as the touchstone for all ...
Trauma Recovery

Trauma Recovery: Overcoming Your Past

This article explores how, despite the sorrow it brings, trauma engenders a rebirth, in which the victim becomes greater than ever before ...
Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man – A Poem About Love’s Substitution with Glory

This is a poem about a boy used the pain of a bereft childhood to fuel his hunger for success, and the lack of joy he discovered within it ...
My Admiration for James Cagney

My Admiration for James Cagney

This article chronicles James Cagney's impact on my development, exploring his extraordinary life through the lens of a boy who was coming-of-age ...
Bobby Kennedy

My Meeting with Bobby Kennedy

The following comprises a fictitious account of a meeting between Bobby Kennedy and me at The Ambassador Hotel, several hours before he was gunned down. Me: You have no idea what it means to me to meet you. I’ve had ...
Men's Mental Health

Men’s Mental Health: The Necessity of Vulnerability

Emotional Expression and its Contribution to Men’s Mental Health Most of us were saddened this past week to hear the news of Anthony Bourdain’s passing, not only because he meant so much to those who loved him, including his fans ...
Economic Justice

Economic Justice: How Poverty Affects Mental Health

This is my story, in which I articulate the emotional toll and vicious cycle that poverty engenders, arguing for the benefits of social-welfare programs ...
Role Models

Our Children’s Missing Role Models

We provide our boys with few worthy role models to emulate, and then wonder why they behave as deviants. This article discusses the imperative for a change ...
Shadowlands

Searching for Love in the Shadowlands

Are love and pain inseparable? I look to the great C.S. Legislation for answers as I examine this question in the context of his life outside of The Shadowlands ...
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