The Last Dance: Awakening a Mother’s Joyful Spirit
Toward the end of her life, a woman turns back the clock by performing the goofy ballet of her youth.
Learning to Ask the Beautiful Question
This March, poet, storyteller, and philosopher David Whyte—this year’s Symposium keynoter—returns to Washington DC to share his wisdom. Whyte specializes in helping people make sense of their life’s journey in a way that ordinary psychology can’t. In his latest book, he uses redefinitions of some familiar words to jog us awake and say, “Open your eyes! Watch! Listen! Smell! Pay attention!”
Saturdays Lost: Revisiting a Bittersweet Ritual
Unexpected Lessons from Practice
Three clinicians share stories of challenging cases that show how the most surprising outcomes often have nothing to do with therapeutic brilliance or technical wizardry.
A Palm under the Moon: A grandpa’s love story
A Diary of Riding Out the Storm
A therapist discovers what it means to be fully present, even in the face of the terrifying prospect of a declining mind.
We’ll Never Be Here Again: Stopping to Listen on a Late-life Passage
Never Too Late: A Son Reconstructs the Story of his Mother
Don’t Overthink Your Interventions
In our profession, it’s often more alluring to explore new gimmicks than to acknowledge that our success largely hinges on simple, commonsense factors.
Don’t Play It Again, Sam: Chance Encounters Can Change Our Lives
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