The Osaka Philharmonic with the maestro Takashi Asahina, conducting Symphony No. 4.
There are some people in therapy who don’t need to be. Some say “If you think you need therapy, you probably do.” This is simply not always the case.
According to a recent study (as reported by PsychCentral), couples that wait to be intimate, especially those that wait until marriage, have stronger relationships. There does appear to be a trend towards slowing down, getting to know someone, treating sexual relations with the emotional seriousness that they deserve.
Today more than ever some dough-jockeys (and others in high-pressure careers), are not only relieving their stress after work by partying with alcohol but have few qualms about using heroin, cocaine (that has been a problem for nearly three decades in the financial world), and other hard drugs.
The painting ‘Red’ from the Conscious Community series was the first in this new series. It carries the inspiration from the great scholarly book called Conscious Community by Rabbi Klonimus* Shapira [the spiritual leader of the Warsaw ghetto during the horrors of WWII]. I thought it was amazing how he could transcend the horrors surrounding him. The white spots in the painting reflect the holy souls that were living amidst such darkness and revealed such light. These holy souls sustain the world and reveal the good which will bring redemption.
…the Web of Loneliness is about many things. I think at the very heart of the website is the message to lonely visitors that you are not alone in your loneliness. There are many others who feel this way. The website tries to give voice to what loneliness is through my own descriptions, but also through the artwork of visitors who contributed to the website.
Anyone who is familiar with Johnny Cash’s life story knows the man definitely earned the right to be the Man in Black.
I feel that real healing comes from the patient’s active participation in the therapeutic process, and the drawings offer a mirror of the inner self. Pioneer art therapist Edit Kramer says that the very act of drawing is therapeutic. Current research has verified that drawing and painting change the physiology of the brain.
It was interesting to me to see research conducted showing how childhood experiences can shape our personality, which in turn affects how we establish relationships with others. Through my own experiences and in reading the research, I believed that I could contribute to the field of loneliness and help those who feel lonely.
Science has shown that people with winter birthdays have greater chance of having depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder and other problems. This study shows that one’s biological clock may be actually “set” or imprinted at birth.