The Perils of Adulthood Part 1: Making New Friends

The other day I was in my car listening to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts , This American Life.  The theme was related to the concept of human intimacy and all of the anxiety it causes, it is a serious issue, which is constantly treated by LMFT psychotherapists. The second story was … Continue reading The Perils of Adulthood Part 1: Making New Friends

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Do Brands Have The Power To Change The World?

  Here is the one true thing I know about humans having studied them in action and been one myself for many years: we are essentially “good”. Whether we all know it or not, we share a light of truth that binds us to one another in a spirit of belonging whereby we all have … Continue reading Do Brands Have The Power To Change The World?

Getting Down To Business By Letting The Love In

I originally posted this article on LinkedIn but felt compelled to share here as well, since the Narcissistic Anthropologist in me is certain you will want to read it.  😉 Most humans will readily admit to wanting people to like them. While it’s a mild demonstration of vulnerability to do so, it’s one a good … Continue reading Getting Down To Business By Letting The Love In

Humans of The Willamette Valley: A Celebration of Life

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Portland, Oregon for the very first time and take an unexpected "side trip" about 90 minutes north to a town called Jefferson - which is located in the Willamette Valley.  To the hipster-come-borgeois bohemian "metro area" dwellers (not unlike myself), the Willamette Valley is the place where … Continue reading Humans of The Willamette Valley: A Celebration of Life

Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve – Or Your Skin? Sociology of Style on How we Show Devotion Through Personal Adornment

Marks of Devotion   "Tis too much proved — that with devotion’s visage and pious action we do sugar o’er the devil himself." –Shakespeare, Hamlet A woman recently tattooed her “boyfriend’s” name on her face as a symbol of their “eternal devotion.” (To be fair, they’d met and been madly in love for a full … Continue reading Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve – Or Your Skin? Sociology of Style on How we Show Devotion Through Personal Adornment