Archive | April, 2020


The Usefulness of Anxiety

I want to draw people’s attention to an article in the SF Chronicle by a local psychologist and faculty member at UCSF that distinguishes between anxiety and panic. Elissa Epel makes the point that anxiety can motivate us to be prudent, to take useful measures during this time of crisis. Panic, on the other hand, […]

Continue Reading
grief flower

We are all Grieving Now

I’d like to draw people’s attention to a video Op-Ed piece in the New York Times by well-known psychotherapist Esther Perel on the current pandemic and the grief that we all feel. She has some helpful suggestions about how to get through, how to continue to live even in the face of this collective trauma. […]

Continue Reading
grief 2

The Pandemic and Grief, Part 2

My mind is turning towards the grief that I believe we are all feeling now.  Of course, for some it is more immediate as family members, friends and loved ones mourn some of the over 20,000 Americans and scores more of people worldwide who have died from this disease.  All of us are touched.  And […]

Continue Reading

The Pandemic and Grief

I wanted to draw people’s attention to a very helpful article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review about a predominant feeling that people are experiencing these days as we go through this crisis.  Grief.  While all of us have our coping strategies and skills to deal with what is happening, we are all affected.  […]

Continue Reading