Let’s take a look at the inevitable calls to risk life offers and ponder our potential responses. May we all be brave. May we celebrate the sentiments of this beautiful poem. RISKS To laugh is to risk appearing the fool, To weep is to risk being called sentimental. To reach out to another is
Journaling is not a practice that came naturally to me. In fact, for the first three decades of my life, I did not engage in writing–in any form–voluntarily. I’ve learned that I share this experience with many reluctant writers who have suffered from the traumatic experience of writing in school: assigned topics for which I
Remember when your science teacher taught you that an atom is the smallest unit of matter that contains the properties of an element? In social psychology, we look to J.L. Moreno who taught that the smallest unit of humankind is not self, but the social atom: self + essential relationships. No man is an island.
Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Tennessee where I interned with Onsite’s Living Centered Program. I am always amazed at the personal transformations that occur in such a brief time on that campus. Fifty or so strangers from around the world—most following a long day of travel—arrive on that first evening feeling awkward,
As I often do, I chose this topic in response to recent sessions. This post is specially written for the 1 in 8 people who suffer from social anxiety so intense that it interferes with normal daily activities. Most of us experience some heightened sense of nervousness in social situations but some are so highly