To know hope, one must know hopelessness. The deeper the experience of hopelessness, the greater the possibility of a stronger, more significant hope. The fullness and power of joy and optimism are rooted in one’s willingness to embrace his or her shadow. Until we confront the nature and reality of our existence, the less...
I have just met Dasein.
No, not just the ordinary run-of-the-mill average Being-in-the-World Dasein we’ve come to know and hyphenate simply because we are beings who necessarily must relate to our World.
No, this is real, honest-to-whatever-higher-power-you-may-or-may-not-believe-in Dasein. The kind of Dasein for whom its Being would be...
Over the past few years most of us have heard the study results indicating that children laugh much more than adults; some of the discussions place the disparity as high as 300 times per day for children as compared with 15-20 times per day for adults. Whether or not there is significant research to support these outcomes, one thing is certainly...
Smile and the world clicks “like” with you.
New research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science suggests that the degree to which people smile for their Facebook photo is a good predictor of long-term well-being.
The researchers examined the Facebook profile photos of incoming freshmen, and had them fill out...
This will be the last poem I write
(please restrain your cheering)
until I‘m presented with
neurophysiological outcome research evidence
that they make a positive difference.
So far, writing them has wasted my time
and reading them has kept better men
from dong the world’s work.
This is unethical, unscientific,
and grounds for...