How we go on?

How we go on? While thinking about this basic existential question, I came back to a small gem of a poem, Gary Snyder’s “Axe Handles.” In the poem, Snyder addresses one of the ways that we indeed do go on: through relationships. He includes a number of relationships: teacher to pupil, older poet to younger, […]

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How We Go On

The current ACT production of “The Quality of Life” offers a powerfully acted and beautifully written examination of some of today’s controversial morality issues. A character in the play, sick with end-stage cancer, chooses euthanasia. His wife, so as to not live life alone after his death, contemplates suicide. Against this backdrop and that of […]

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What heals?

Surely, this is the question that most puzzles psychotherapists when thinking about their work. What about the meeting of two people (sometimes more) that can resolve personal difficulties and promote an overall sense of well-being? From Freud’s era to the present day, people have pondered this question and developed theories to answer it. And while […]

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