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I am sorry I haven't written in quite a while. I have closed my psychotherapy office in Sacramento and retired; sold two homes and almost broke even; purchased and upgraded a new home in San Diego and packed up and moved from Northern California to Southern California.

On top of all of this, my  Read More 
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A Man's Mid-Life Crisis: Death of the Hero/Birth of the Soul

In the news recently have been stories of famous men who at midlife have been caught having an affair. Nothing new, really, but why does it keep happening? I have some thoughts I want to share with you.

A colleague of mine, Dr. John A. Robinson, wrote a book with the title Death  Read More 
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The Hymn of the Pearl

The following story is a powerful myth. It speaks to our individuation process. Here is The Hymn of the  Read More 
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A Working Definition of God

A reporter from Good Housekeeping Magazine interviewed C. G. Jung just days before he died.* One of the questions the interviewer asked Dr. Jung regarded his thinking about God. Dr. Jung responded: “To this day God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my willful path violently and  Read More 
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Introverted Humor

I am an introvert and am proud of it. I like being introverted. Professionally, I am a “navel gazer” as my extraverted friends like to call psychological introspection. I’m okay with that. Someone has to do it.

One of the things I do as an introvert is laugh at myself when I am  Read More 
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In Pursuit of Wisdom

Periodically I will identify a theme or thread that has been running through my life without my having recognized it.

One of the first I came to see was the importance of dreams. What are they? Where do they come from? What is their significance? I have spent a good deal of my adult  Read More 
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Boxing Day

Today, December 26th, is Boxing Day. It is a time in England and its colonies when homeowners give boxes of gifts to their servants and public employees (mailperson, etc.). When I was young and in seminary, I too worked as a civil servant. I was an intern for Senator Phil Hart of Michigan. This was a training program sponsored by  Read More 
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Winter & Depression: Thanksgiving 2011

One of the things that I am thankful for this year is that winter and depression are alike. That’s right. Please read on.

Winter is a time when nature appears dead. Trees have lost their leaves, the grass is no longer green, and rivers freeze and appear to lose their flow. Depression can  Read More 
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On Wanting to be President of the United States

It takes an ambitious ego to see oneself as President of the United States. It requires an ego that is eager for power, one that wants to make things happen in a grand manner. The sweet taste of success on a lower level intoxicates the ego and instills a yearning for more power.

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Incarnation

As Christmas approaches, I want to offer you a different slant on the idea of incarnation.

Incarnation is a central concept in Christian theology. It affirms that the eternal Son of God took human flesh from his mother and the historical Christ is at once fully God and fully man without the integrity or  Read More 
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