Filed under: culture

  • Self-regulation, toxic stress, and Baltimore.

    On first sight, you might think that the title of this article leads to one of those four-part pictures from Sesame Street entreating you to decide "Which One of These Things Doesn't Belong". Actually, all…

  • Ghosts

    In the past week, my family lost two Grande Dames, the likes of whom we shall never see again. They were sisters. The elder died unexpectedly, the younger faded out after a long period of…

  • Journey-Making

    As I struggled to stay up until 9:00 last night (thanks, jet lag), I caught an episode of a new series on PBS, Sacred Journeys. This episode was about Jerusalem, highlighting the choices of several…

  • Pure Play

    During our two-day art and play therapy conference in Mumbai, we talked about a lot of things: brains, trauma, diagnosis, cultural issues, techniques, and theories of arts and play therapies. We also played a good…

  • Graciousness

    When I was growing up, manners were a Big Deal. Table manners, party manners, school and church and friend’s house manners were all bundled up together in what my mother sometimes called “home training”. Essentially,…

  • ONE.

    I read this morning about the death of Stella Young, a disability activist in Australia. In her brief years, Ms. Young managed to make a very large impact on disability policy, and changed a lot…

  • Heartache is a Real Thing.

    Last night, I watched a documentary called "Shunned" about the old order Amish (old order is sort of like orthodox) practice of shunning. I have no idea how the filmmaker managed to get access to…

  • Explaining empathetic attunement in India

    As some of you may know, I'm preparing to take a group of my graduate students to India next week for a two-week whirlwind tour of the northern parts of the country. One of many…