Grow Your Brain with New Skills

If you prefer Pleasure over Pain – as Freud said, all “normals” do.  There are two books you should read this month.  The first is, “Super Brain”, which posits that the old info about the brain cells dying off as we age is not necessarily true.  We can...

Beauty and the Beast

(By Marsha Carlson, LISW, MSW) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Genie invited me to write a blog, which I have never done before.  She told me I can write about anything I choose.  When she said that, my mind went blank even though once I start talking you can’t shut me...

Beauty? Grotesque?

Beauty and its explanation have attracted attention through the centuries. “Grotesque” has less press. A visceral experience this holiday sparked my interest in these opposites. A beautiful (or at least very pretty) acquaintance showed up during the...

Gupta: “Why did I do this illegal thing?”

Facing 2 years in jail, Rajat Gupta must be asking himself the above question.  The judge speculated that Gupta was enticed by Raj Rajaratnam with offers of  power jobs with international corporations, but Mr. Gupta didn’t need a job, he was already a...

The Rules You Live By:

Are they yours or inherited or introjected ? In the spring months of 1975, I was wearing three hats.The first, designed by Fritz Perls M.D., some years before, I wore as leader of a small Gestalt Group, composed of students from the University of California Santa...