Archive for October 2011

life as a creative process

Posted on: October 20, 2011
thinking about thinking

thinking about thinking Just as the heart ceaselessly beats, the mind ceaselessly thinks. All day, everyday, our minds are busy processing information, developing explanations, replaying the past, imagining the future, interpreting reality, assigning value, creating stories, producing images, having insights, exploring perceptions, asking questions, arguing positions, and on and on. In fact, at no time… Read More…

sex scandals, media and the mind

Posted on: October 10, 2011
celebrity sex scandal

I recently read about a therapeutic technique whereby people are encouraged to repeat certain helpful messages to themselves each time they use their MetroCard to enter the NYC subway system. Since people use the subway at least two times per day in NYC, the thinking goes, swiping one’s MetroCard can be used as a reminder,… Read More…

appetites, addiction & relationality

Posted on: October 3, 2011
addiction & balance

Human beings have a variety of powerful appetites. We hunger for food, love, fun, meaning, physical affection, bodily safety and material security.  Adults hunger for sex. Children hunger for play.  Both hunger for a sense of competence in navigating their environments. The list goes on. These appetites are not frivolous desires; they are physiological mandates… Read More…