Category Archives: psychologytoday
Yesterday’s post Update on automatic thoughts people connect with straight white men culminated with a couple questions I found intriguing: Imagine if your entire life, every time you said you suffered, people said, “actually that’s an example of you causing others to suffer.” How would that affect your life? and: Imagine every time you said you worked hard at something, people said, “actually that’s an example of how easy your[…] Keep reading →
Last month I asked “What automatic thoughts come to you when you think of straight white men?“. I also explored the topic with Psychology Today‘s Editor-at-Large, Hara Estroff Marano, in an audio recording for a piece there, White Men and Preconceived Notions. Some updates. . . First, context. However obvious, I’ll still say that the following is a personal account with all the biases of someone just talking to the[…] Keep reading →
Psychology Today’s Editor at Large, Hara Estroff Marano, and I continue our conversations on challenging topics. Today we continue with white men and preconceived notions of us. We were talking about topics before hitting record, I started to describe the pattern that comes up a few minutes into this recording, she lit up in the way someone who has thought about something and has something to say about it does,[…] Keep reading →
People call for diversity and equality but where is the call for more men on the covers of Vogue or Elle? I don’t see one. Am I missing the call for equality? I hear it for representation on corporate boards, university departments, and STEM fields, but with these covers the ratio is 100:0. Vanity Fair looks egalitarian with a few token men. Are we not worth picturing? You could say[…] Keep reading →
I posted my second conversation with Psychology Today’s Editor-at-Large, Hara Estroff Marano. This episode continues with the environment: What do one person’s actions matter? How do you influence someone who disagrees, like a hard core Trump supporter? Click to the article for the episode notes. For now, I’ll include the recording here since Psychology Today’s software isn’t showing it properly. Enjoy!
My podcast episode with Chris Schembra, 159: Chris Schembra: Expressing Gratitude, got heartfelt feedback from listeners. I wrote about Chris’s influence on helping me grow my famous no-packaging vegetable stew dinners in my Psychology Today column. Check out my piece there, Food, Sustainability, and Joy: Food introduced the joy of sustainability to me. A food entrepreneur helped. Thanks to Chris for the conversation and inspiration that led to it. And[…] Keep reading →
Psychology Today improved overnight by hiring me! Today marked my first post. Here’s a screen shot of my profile. My column is called Leadership and the Environment, subtitled What Everyone Gets Wrong and How to Get It Right. Appropriate to that title, my first post is the script to my second TEDx talk, posted almost the same time, titled What Everyone Gets Wrong About the Environment, just like my colum.[…] Keep reading →