COVID-19 and the Meaning of Life

It is only by understanding our physical survival needs in terms of what they mean to us, and by drawing self-esteem from their pursuit and achievement, that we can sustain the motivation and courage to fight for them.

Innovating for the innovators: My professional mission as clarified by COVID-19

As is in the nature of crises, this pandemic has led me to reflect on what I really value in my work, and where I want to focus my efforts going forward. Throughout my career I’ve struggled to identify myself with a particular “specialty.”  This is partly because I have the soul of a generalist,Continue reading “Innovating for the innovators: My professional mission as clarified by COVID-19”

Compiled psychological resources for coping with COVID-19

Posts I’ve written that some might find helpful: “Self-honesty, pt. 2: ‘Prepping’ versus pretending to ‘prep’” (March 12, 2020) “A brief guide to coping with anger in the context of COVID-19” (April 1, 2020) Platforms for finding an online therapist: If you live in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Washington DC, Illinois, WashingtonContinue reading “Compiled psychological resources for coping with COVID-19”

A brief guide to coping with anger in the context of COVID-19

Plenty of excellent resources have already been circulated for coping with COVID19 stress and anxiety; see my compiled list of recommended resources here, and check back often as I continue to add more.  Not much has been said about coping with anger, though, which has arguably been running just as hot for many of usContinue reading “A brief guide to coping with anger in the context of COVID-19”

COVID-19 versus the American Spirit

Watching through my apartment window as my beloved NYC has emptied and dimmed, I’ve had the creeping feeling that the whole city—and with it, the whole country—is running out of air. As if in sympathy with the staggering numbers of critically ill in our overwhelmed and under-equipped ICU’s, the rest of us, too, seem toContinue reading “COVID-19 versus the American Spirit”

Self-honesty, pt. 2a: Thinking about COVID19 in a culture that doesn’t know how

On this occasion I decided to try my hand at my first-ever tweetstorm, which the Twitter-savvy among you can read and engage with here. For the rest of you (of whom I was recently one, after all), here’s the complete “unrolled” version below: Recently I tweeted this post on the need for “self-honesty” to helpContinue reading “Self-honesty, pt. 2a: Thinking about COVID19 in a culture that doesn’t know how”

Self-honesty, pt. 2: “Prepping” versus pretending to “prep”

Much as I’ve enjoyed being cocooned at home with my newborn and thus largely insulated (for now) from the life-rearranging effects of COVID-19, I can’t avoid discussing it forever. And my last post already made passing reference to the lack of “self-honesty” exhibited by our political leaders, which others have already covered more thoroughly thanContinue reading “Self-honesty, pt. 2: “Prepping” versus pretending to “prep””