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January 8th, 2022

Raking leaves again

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

The yard is clean and smooth again waiting for nature’s hand to paint the first coat of winter white. The air is crisp and still. As I take in the scene from the window, I...

January 6th, 2022

A new year is a good time for renewal

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

When we start a new year, it’s often a time for reflection, a time to review and renew our commitments to others and ourselves.

To others, we may look around and find...

October 3rd, 2021

How many photos do we really need?

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

I’m getting to know the folks at Apple pretty well, from the greeters with their iPads at the front of their mall store, the geniuses at the big table up front, to the good...

September 1st, 2021

When worlds connect

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Turn right at the end of my driveway and walk up a gentle hill, and you will come to a path leading to a bridge overarching a brook that runs through a swath of wetlands. When...

August 21st, 2021

The Future of New England Psychologist

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

Print publications have taken a beating over the past few years. Some advertisers — not ours, though! — seem to think there are better ways to reach dedicated...

July 11th, 2021

The end of the pandemic

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

At least here in New England, the end of the pandemic is in sight. Masks are no longer needed, and there’s a certain sense of relief that perhaps the worst is behind...

July 11th, 2021

Reading our life in common

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

There is nothing like the take-and-leave bookshelves at the local recycling center to remind us of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re headed. I have been...

June 26th, 2021

People tell me stories

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

People tell me stories. It’s not that I ask them to, they just do. Now this made sense when I was practicing psychology and people would come into the office for 50 minutes...

May 11th, 2021

Adventures in senior yoga

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Ask any retired person and they will tell you that one of the best things about not reporting for work every day is the freedom to set your own schedule and finally get around...

April 12th, 2021

What I learned on the Mount Misery Trail

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

It was one of those perfect winter days, cold and clear with the bluest of blue skies above six inches of blindingly white snow that blanketed the frozen pond, the trail...

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