“I first met Gerrie at the Family Institute of Philadelphia in 1972 when she was one of my first teachers. The Family Institute was still male dominated despite rumblings of something called ‘feminism.’ Nevertheless, she was highly respected, not to mention widely loved. Shortly after I started working with her, my wife developed cancer and […]
Reflections on what would have been my 52nd wedding anniversary
“I think about you every day and I don’t know why I haven’t called you.” I weep as I write these words because they were spoken by one of my oldest friends during our final conversation. Robbie and I became best friends during my senior year in college and my first year in graduate school. […]
“First We Make the Beast Beautiful: a New Story about Anxiety.” The Pennsylvania Psychological Association recently formed a book club and recommended this book to start with. I never joined the book club, but I did read the book and it was one of the best books I have ever read on anxiety. It’s personal, […]
An Obituary IN MEMORY OF MY MEMORY It was never crystal-clear as it always had a thin fog to it. For most of my life, I tried to pretend I remembered more than I did. But for most of my life that poor memory just lumbered along with me like an unwanted relative. […]
Dan appears on the May 30, 2019 episode of the United on Wheels Podcast produced by the United Spinal Association, to discuss mental health awareness. You can listen to the podcast here. [spp-player] You can hear more podcasts in the United on Wheels Podcast series here.
Every tree has scars and knots, evidence of what they have lost over their lifetime and somehow those scars are what makes them so beautiful.. And still they stand. So too with people, writes Dan in this blog post.
Dan recalls how shopping for shoes helped him learn to ask for help.
Outside of my bedroom window, I am so fortunate to get to see the beauty of raw nature every day. I feel so peaceful as I watch the trees both nearby and in the distance moving gently in the breeze and how the lower leaves might be moving while the upper wants seem still. I […]