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? ...
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? ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity In Dating: The Mirage of the Disingenuous Man

This article explores the consequences of toxic masculinity in dating, and how our perpetual facacdes preclude us from establishing healthy relationships ...