Open Heart Extra

By David T. Andersen, Ph.D Many of my psychoanalytic colleagues have shared with me in casual conversation their observation that the first encounter with a patient, either over the phone or in person, often contains the clinical themes that turn out to be central to the entire course of treatment, even if the therapy continues.. read more →

13 Jun 2013
June 13, 2013

Karma Yoga

Question: Our first question is, we would like for you to define the term Karma Yoga and the second part to that would be how would you suggest that we, as lay people, manifest that form of yoga in our lives? Ram Dass: Well in the simplest sense you could say that Karma Yoga is.. read more →

05 Jun 2013
June 5, 2013

Being Love

The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love.. read more →

29 May 2013
May 29, 2013

Still Here

My interest in aging came from a personal direction: I was getting older — and so were the baby boomers, who were fast approaching fifty. In this youth-oriented culture, aging is a profound source of suffering, and that is what I was responding to when I decided to turn my attention to conscious aging workshops,.. read more →

22 May 2013
May 22, 2013

The Predicament

Issues of sexuality, gender, and spirituality have come out of the closet since the Sixties. Because of midwives and hospices, even birth and death are out as well. Aging remains one of our culture’s last taboos. Judging from how the old are represented (or rather, not represented) by the media, it’s fair to say we.. read more →