How Feelings of Helplessness May Give Rise to Destructive Violence

Reading about Adam Lanza, the Newtown shooter, in today’s New York Times brought to mind Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer who set off bombs and murdered at least 76 people back in 2011….

Envy and Competitiveness

Early in the summer of 2011, not long after we arrived in Colorado, I received an email from our good friends in Los Angeles who also own a cabin down the road from us. They…

Coping with that Savage Inner Voice

Some thoughts about how to silence the savage inner critic so that you can learn something from your experience, rather than simply beating yourself up.

Envy and Jealousy

A discussion of envy and how the envious person wishes to spoil or destroy the object of envy. This article includes a clinical example from one psychotherapy case, as well as a personal example of envious behavior from the author.

Envy and Self-Sabotage

A discussion of the subtle role of envy in certain forms of self-sabotage, with clinical material to illustrate it.