Adrift, But Not Sinking

Retirement stunned my psychiatrist friend. Accustomed to being a provider, teacher, administrator, and therapist, he was suddenly adrift. It was as though the sails, oars, and motor that had energized his boat had disappeared. He didn’t know what to do with himself. “Who am I?” he asked daily, hoping for an answer. “What is my … Continue reading Adrift, But Not Sinking

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Becoming More Like Who We Are

Nathan Brody, Psychology Professor Emeritus at Wesleyan University (Middletown CT), once made this comment at a professional meeting:                “Growing up is the process of becoming more like who we are.” I cannot think, at the moment, of a better basis for formulating a commitment for the new year (aka new year’s resolution). To harness … Continue reading Becoming More Like Who We Are