"...where there is bitterness wisdom is lacking, and where wisdom is there can be no bitterness" - C.G. Jung, Mysterium Coniunctionis.
In a recent opinion article in the New York Times, Tony Schwartz cites research and statistics that human beings are more effective and efficient and productive when they get sufficient sleep and take regular breaks and vacations, rather than continue to grind away for hours on end.
In a recent article in the New York Times, Jane Brody cites work by Dr. Samuel J. Mann, a hypertension specialist at Will-Cornell Medical College. It is important to understand the underlying causes of hypertension in order to treat it properly.
A moving 2012 TED talk by children's book writer and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka reminds us that negative parenting can be amply compensated by the care and attention of others.
An article in the New York Times “Redefining Success and Celebrating the Ordinary” Alina Tugend brings to our attention the tyranny of exceptionalism, one of the great “isms” of our modern culture is. She cites a 2012 graduation speech to Wellesley High graduates by English teacher, David McCullough, Jr. It went viral with the words “You are not special. You are not exceptional”.
Sometimes I am asked at the beginning of a new analysis “How long will this take?” My answer, sounding admittedly tautological, perhaps even evasive, is often, “It will take as long as it takes.” I also point out that the psyche moves at its own pace. There is no “one size fits all” approach.
Much work has been done over the past several decades in the field of neuroscience. Brain patterns do indeed change by those engaged in "mindfulness", whether through meditation or the work of psychotherapy.