‘Living and Psychology’ Articles

Psychology, as the study of human thought, feeling and deed, is like the back-stage pass to everything. I rock that out, or talk about the industry.

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

Self-Doubt: A Love Story

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.” – Glenn Beck, Talk Show Host The Christmas Sweater The screen went blue. I had clicked “End Test,” completing my National Counselor Exam. I had faced fear, self-doubt and 200 psychological questions but I really felt like I had rocked it. [Continue]

Swimming in the Stream

Swimming in the Stream

“Character develops itself in the stream of life.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Statesman Much of counseling and parenting has been based around the belief that the power to live well is a thing instilled at birth. It may be fostered or frustrated by upbringing and the trials of life, but it’s something “we had [Continue]

Fatherhood: The Death of Fun?

Fatherhood: The Death of Fun?

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.” – Abraham Lincoln, Working Dad Dads give up great deal of things as they mature and one of those things is play. “Freud himself argued, back in 1908,” according to Psychology Today, “that adults do not play, and his adherents have [Continue]

Adulthood’s Glory

Adulthood’s Glory

“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back.” – William D. Tammeus, writer We stand at sunrise. Behold, with that first burst of light, the vastness below. The landscape explodes, it is [Continue]

The Power of Pictures

The Power of Pictures

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” – Ansel Adams, Photographer Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and today is about the pictures. Psychoanalysis and photography were both born in the 1890s, and they’ve been friends ever since. In fact, much like [Continue]

Overcoming This Year

Overcoming This Year

“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher Happy Web-iversary, Everyone! It’s been another awesome year at KeithKarabin.com and we have you to thank for it. Readership, free subscriptions, public comments and private conversations are [Continue]

The Tool Within the Tool: Our Office, Ourselves

The Tool Within the Tool: Our Office, Ourselves

“Today in America it is almost heresy to believe that the roots of thought have any importance.” – – Dr. Gregory Bateson, Author We do countless different things, in many different spaces, every moment of our days. But we all, at the root, do one universal thing all day; we think. We process information. While [Continue]

Change is Overrated

Change is Overrated

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses, Folk Artist It’s time for me to be honest; I hate change. I hate the word’s baggage, I hate the fake finality, and I hate the dismissiveness. “Change is hard, change is good, and change is unavoidable…” we have a [Continue]

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

“Patience. Patience. Patience. Work to view my autism as a different ability rather than a disability. Look past what you may see as limitations and see the gifts autism has given me. I might be the next Einstein. Or Mozart. Or Van Gogh.” -Ellen Notbohm, Author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You [Continue]

Martians Among Us

Martians Among Us

“Keeping people alive on Mars is a lot harder problem than most people realize.” – Sydney Do, MIT Aerospace Engineer The exercise is usually in sociology or ethics class and begins with the teacher declaring “The world is ending. You need to choose the people who will rebuild society,” and ending in a passionate discussion [Continue]

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