• Purposefulliving,  Relationships

    Love, afraid of nothing.

    My job is to makes sense of love, how we love, why we love, when love fails and how it succeeds. It still eludes me. There are as many definitions of love as there are times the word has been uttered.  I have written a bit about this before here.  But, my own continued journey through love and heartache has taught me this: There is a Love, afraid of nothing.  Such a love is both fearless and benevolent.  To truly love you must be willing to risk everything and want nothing in return.  Ironically, you must be willing to completely let go while, at the same time, you manage to…

  • Uncategorized,  What is Therapy

    Living despite tears. Living to the point of tears.

    I’ll tell you a little known secret and perhaps save you some disappointment: the idea that psychology can cure the pains of the human heart is mythical. For this reason I envy the achievements of modern medicine. Through good science and thorough practice it has managed to successfully cure many of the physical ills we face. It conquered Smallpox, combated many bacteria through the advent of antibiotics, and saved many lives from Malaria through the advances in preventative treatment. The biomedical science behind most illnesses has been carefully worked out, enabling effective treatment and greater longevity amongst the human population. However, when it comes to the symptoms of the “problems…