The answers aren't in your head. They're in the undiscovered place inside, the well of Self that can only be accessed when you stop and find the courage to take your own hand and listen with kindness and curiosity to what needs to be felt and heard.
My view was bolstered by the work and words of Alice Miller, the famed psychoanalyst and child advocate who died in 2010
Contrary to popular conception, Judaism rejects the mental state we call guilt and views it as a spiritual malady -- one that generally prevents people from making positive changes in their lives.
The Buddha's mandate was to try to end suffering. My goal is much less lofty: to share tools that help people cultivate ease, harmony, peace, love and understanding.
For those of us who possessed intimate knowledge of her work, Alice Miller was not just an icon of psychological thought, but no less than a key part of our salvation from ourselves.
I can contribute some detail about Alice Miller's life and the American publication of The Drama of the Gifted Child. I was her editor.
Those who study the ways of child abuse, like the pyschologist Alice Miller, tell us that adults who abuse children were
For the many of us, saying "no" means risking the discontent, anger, or judgment of others. We learned to say "yes" to avoid the guilt or negative consequence of saying "no."