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Divine Civilization or Yet Another Band Aid?
By November 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Divine Civilization or Yet Another Band Aid?

As a responsible majority of Americans heads to the polls on November 8, in a sincere effort to uphold democracy as the greatest collective achievement of human governance this far, it is no less than a responsible continuation of this process to ask ourselves this question: How must we re-think democracy at this time in […]

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Psychology: Unexplored Possibilities at a Critical Time
By August 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Psychology: Unexplored Possibilities at a Critical Time

Have you ever wondered how we as a collective humanity are going to manage to develop and carry out effective solutions to our rapidly deepening global environmental, social, and financial crisis? Since the human mind is the variable that defines how technological and other advances are going to be used to address our global issues, […]

On the formidable capacities of the human spirit
By June 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

On the formidable capacities of the human spirit

On the formidable capacities of the human spirit – never to be underestimated: For all who have ever felt defeated by life circumstances, or doubtful of their own ability to overcome inner and outer suffering, here is an incredible yet very real account of what depths of joy we can find in our souls in […]

A Whole-Person Approach to Educating for Sustainability
By January 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

A Whole-Person Approach to Educating for Sustainability

I recently co-authored an article on A whole-person approach to educating for sustainability.

Mindfulness Increases Well-being
By June 24, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Mindfulness Increases Well-being

In our pervasive ‘age of anxiety’, mindfulness-based clinical approaches to treatment are fast gaining recognition as among the most highly effective in addressing a wide range of emotional and psychological suffering, such as depression, anxiety, some personality disorders, etc.

What the Internet is doing to our minds
By June 21, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

What the Internet is doing to our minds

Critical social analysts have long suggested that in the information societies in which we now live, mass media, advertising, technological savvy, and ideological postures have so shrunk our personal space in which our individual standing in the world is negotiated, that they have, in effect, subtly disempowered us. The critical faculty of a discerning mind, […]

Our Addiction to Gadgets
By June 17, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Our Addiction to Gadgets

Check out this article in The New York Times on some of the unsuspected mental health threats of our highly technological age, “Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price.”

On Integrative Healing, Spirituality and Religion
By May 30, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

On Integrative Healing, Spirituality and Religion

Working as an individual and couples’ psychotherapist has afforded me such an opportunity to appreciate the role of spiritual self-understanding in people’s lives.

Beyond Competing Identities and Ideologies: Building Resilience to Radicalization in a World in Transition
By March 29, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Beyond Competing Identities and Ideologies: Building Resilience to Radicalization in a World in Transition

In March 2008, I presented this paper to the NATO Advanced Research Workshop ‘Indigenous Terrorism: Understanding and Addressing the Root Causes of Radicalization Among Groups with an Immigrant Heritage in Europe’,  which was held in Budapest, Hungary.

Clash or Meeting of East and West: An Analysis Post 9/11 Challenges
By March 11, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Clash or Meeting of East and West: An Analysis Post 9/11 Challenges

The following article “Clash or Meeting of East and West: An Analysis Post 9/11 Challenges” was published in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 2006.

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