How Do Strong Personalities Create Weak People?

We all know strong personalities. By this I mean people who are “doers,” accomplish a lot, support other people emotionally, and take inordinate responsibility for others. They may take flack for their actions and opinions but they have an attitude of being able to...
Why Self-Help Books Do Not Help You

Why Self-Help Books Do Not Help You

People are always curious about human behavior. Because of this they seek things to read dispensing advice from others. Other people are more than willing to give advice based on their experiences and point of view. For instance, friends will “advise” you on what...
Self-Understanding:  Henrik Ibsen’s play, “Ghosts”

Self-Understanding: Henrik Ibsen’s play, “Ghosts”

“I almost think we’re all of us Ghosts… It’s not only what we have invited from our father and mother that walks in us. It’s all sorts of dead ideas, and lifeless old beliefs, and so forth they have no vitality, but they cling to us all the same, and we can’t get rid...
Repeat Relationship, Different Person

Repeat Relationship, Different Person

Do you get involved in a new relationship only to have that déjà vu feeling you are have had the same relationship before? You are not alone. Many, if not most people, have this same experience. Why? Because it’s true that what seems at first like a new type of...
Relationships and Talking to Your Dog

Relationships and Talking to Your Dog

I’ll bet you talk to your dog. Most people do. In fact, most people interact with their dogs as if they were people. Dog owners attribute all kinds of emotions, desires, behaviors to their dogs without ever knowing what their dogs want, feel or what their behaviors...

Self-Understanding: Do You Have Free Will?

Consider whether you have free will. When a newborn arrives in the world his brain is equipped with the ability to make an increasing number of associations via his perceptions. These associations will endow him with wide-ranging capabilities. However, before he...