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‘I Am Cait’: Staging Empathy for Social Change

July 28th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

Source: ‘I Am Cait’: Staging Empathy for Social Change

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Reminds Us to Manage Emotions by Training Our Brain

July 27th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain’s structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy […]

Empathy Is Actually a Choice – The New York Times

July 12th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

It’s not that you can’t feel it. You just don’t want to. Source: Empathy Is Actually a Choice – The New York Times

Building Attention Span

July 10th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

Technology-driven losses in attention span are interfering with our ability to become deep and complex people, according to this column, although there are also advantages to the fluid intelligence created by online activity. I see many people in my practice who work in tech and despite Brook’s assertions, they are quite capable of being “deep […]

Highlights from the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

June 26th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

The Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. Source: Highlights from the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

The Patient I Abandoned

June 24th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

This is a beautiful post about the power of the human spirit and the therapy relationship Therapy is rife with difficult goodbyes. But this was the hardest. Source: The Patient I Abandoned

Moving On: ‘FTLOG, Caitlyn Jenner Is Not Pretending to Be a Woman’ | Dana Beyer

June 14th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

I am going to tackle head-on the conservative attack on Caitlyn Jenner that has erupted since the Rachel Dolezal story broke. I will leave the response to Dolezal to others to parse, but I will take my colleague, Jonathan Capehart’s advice and “move along” to, once again, school the conservatives in biology. Source: Moving On: […]

Caitlyn Jenner and Gender Stereotypes – NYTimes.com

June 13th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

Feminism and identity: Readers discuss “What Makes a Woman?” and transgender issues. I am so pleased that more people are engaged in a conversation about gender as a result of Caitlin’s emergence as herself. Since I have worked with and learned from trans people for many years, these comments are familiar. Source: Caitlyn Jenner and […]

Mow the Lawn

June 12th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

Life is more repetitive than revelatory. To find happiness, perform the task at hand well. Source: Mow the Lawn

Transgender, at War and in Love – Video – NYTimes.com

June 11th, 2015 by drlinsf in Uncategorized

This short documentary shares the challenges of a transgender military couple, who are banned from serving openly. Source: Transgender, at War and in Love – Video – NYTimes.com

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