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Something Positive

We are all in desperate need of some positive experience these days. Many are finding those experiences in nature, long walks and hikes. Others connecting to friends, family. Well here’s a piece of entertainment, art really, music, that I think is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. And at least for a few […]

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Environmental Duress: On the Verge of Extinction

It is not just the human species who are endangered by human-made climate change. Other species as well.  Including birds.  A new report from Audubon says that 2/3rds of North American species of birds are on the verge of extinction given rising temperatures. In San Francisco county there are 20 species of high vulnerability and […]

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Good news

A Little Good News

Given that there seems to be a daily deluge of really terrible, disturbing news, especially emanating from the White House, it might be a psychological imperative that we focus on some good news when it is available. The bad news this week: Trump’s actions to roll back more Obama-era environmental safeguards, such as the Clean […]

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Accepting Climate Change: A call to Action

The recent article from Jonathan Franzen in the New Yorker poses a challenge to all of us. In short, Franzen argues that the fight to prevent the catastrophic occurrences of climate change is over: that we have lost. That in fact it would take an effort that is inconceivable, especially given the large percentage of […]

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Remembering Charlottesville, One Year Later

On this one-year marking of the horror of Charlottesville and the unacceptable response of the President equivocating and equating people espousing vile beliefs and ideology of hatred with those marching against evil, I’m reading Toni Morrison. Perhaps our, and I mean America’s, most ardent and eloquent voice for the dignity of all humans, Morrison published […]

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Sameness as a Symptom

I recently had such a puzzling experience.  A prospective client called and left a voice message canceling an initial appointment we had because she had read some of my blog postings and saw that we have different political opinions.  I found myself thoroughly perplexed: Why would someone not go to a therapist who had differing […]

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Stand Up Against Hatred

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” President Barack Obama quoting from […]

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Health Care

A Call for Action on Health Care Now

I’m writing this quick blog in response to the blazing speed by which the United State Senate is moving to pass health care legislation that will decimate care that our neediest citizens receive and at the same time increase wealth inequity in our country so that the wealthiest become wealthier.  There is no more pressing […]

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Sad Earth

Climate Change: June 1, 2017 was a Sad Day.

Given the shocking news, but at the same time not unexpected, at least not for this president who continues to be obsessed to undermine any of the advancements of the last president, that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris agreements on climate change, I want to reproduce below excerpts from an article written […]

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