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In my 40 years as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have noticed that nearly all the couples who seek my help share one common trait: they do not have a way to negotiate differences and make shared decisions. In other words, they have not developed a way to express to each other what each read more

Here’s one way to think about our social evolution and how we organize ourselves socially. You’re probably familiar with the idea that we have three centers of intelligence in our bodies, not just one. These three centers are the Head, the Heart, and the Belly. And each one has its own kind of intelligence – they are not read more

There is a whole field of study called Adult Development, which specializes in studying the psycho-social development of adults. It's less well known than the field of Child Development, but it seems much more useful for understanding what is going on these days in our world and our country.Focusing only on most people and using read more

Many years ago, sitting in a workshop room in Oregon, I listened as the workshop leader told us that human beings have 4 powers: the power to think, to feel, to decide, and to act. I wasn’t so sure about that. I thought, “Isn’t the power to decide just part of the power to think?”But read more

As I've gotten older, I've decided to focus more on Learning through Joy, rather than the usual method, Learning through Suffering.What is that? Well, one answer to the question, “Why is there so much suffering in the world?” is that we need suffering to make us pay attention and learn whatever lessons we came here read more

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