Category Archives: Irvin Yalom

Leaving ripples

I went to the funeral today for the mother of a friend of mine I haven’t seen in a few months.  I thought he was simply too busy with work and family obligations.  It turns out, his mother had been … Continue reading

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Irvin Yalom on minimizing existential depression

I’ve been suffering from waxing and waning episodes of existential depression and death anxiety since I was a child in a dysfunctional home.  I overheard the news a lot and was in constant fear of WWIII.   It probably did not … Continue reading

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Marriage, Motherhood and the Philosophical Mind

Partial reprint from my other blog. I am hoping I could generate some input regarding a person’s intense need for philosophical inquiry and making room for a personal life. What I’m referring to is the endless struggle between feeding the … Continue reading

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