How to sit with an emotion.

We live in a culture which focuses on the importance of feeling good, being happy, having confidence, being strong.   Society values positive emotion while teaching us to strive against feelings of fear, anger, worry, loneliness, or inadequacy.  Our culture dictates that if we do experience these darker emotions we need … Continue reading

Be a Man.

The three most destructive words that we say to young boys…. “Be a man.” The new documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom of “Miss Representation”, is entitled “The Mask You Live In.” It examines how societal standards for boys and men being create emotionally detachment, among other “manly” characteristics. This has effected an … Continue reading