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Geese Fly North Reflected In Epic Mountain Lake Landscape at Glacier National Park (Unsplash)

The Journey — David Whyte

Above the mountainsthe geese turn intothe light again,painting theirblack silhouetteson an open sky. Sometimes everythinghas to beinscribed acrossthe heavensso you can findthe one linealready writteninside you. Sometimes it takesa great skyto find thatfirst, brightand indescribablewedge of freedomin your own heart.… Read more

Young man looking into the distance from a rocky cliff

Fathers, Be Good to Your Sons

Many of us look forward to weekends, but more and more I’m saddened by a particular phenomenon. It’s the great number of young men out with their children with no mum in sight. It’s pretty clear that most of these… Read more

Suburban streetscape with the neon trail of speeding car lights

On Parenting

I just read a great article by Lori Gottlieb about the perils of raising kids today. Not what you might think — stranger danger and screen dreaming — but rather our lack of perspective and failure (my words) to reflect… Read more

Two figures in a studio lit up by the screen display of a grid test pattern

The Beloved Son

I wrote previously about the father-son archetype in therapy, with my views that men need to exorcise their demons and embrace their gods through meaningful conversation with other men. My thoughts on this originated through my ongoing work in a… Read more

Kodak-framed photo of five lines of messy "i have waited" sentences

The Winding Road of the Middle Years

As a trainer of psychotherapists and career counsellors, I’ve had to come to an understanding of developmental stages in adult life. It just won’t do to assume all grown ups have similar needs, irrespective of age. The things that move… Read more