I've been asking myself this question since the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth edition) in 2013, which dropped the Asperger's diagnosis. But it took me a while to get my hands on a copy of the DSM-5. This week I examined the section on the … Continue reading Autism|Is Asperger’s gone?
When there are more than 600 books about shyness for sale on Amazon, you might wonder why I wrote another one. How could there be anything left to say? Well, because shyness is almost never understood the way I understand it. My central idea is that shyness is natural in most shy people. It's part … Continue reading Why did I write The Shyness Guide?
Recently I read Elizabeth H. Blackburn's 2017 book The Telomere Effect: a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer. Throughout it, I couldn't help thinking how relevant this is to shy people. Dr Blackburn is one of the leading researchers into the genetics of the telomere, that device at the ends of your DNA strands … Continue reading Shyness and your Telomeres
On this Christmas morning, after feeding a set of sparrows and starlings who I've been friends with for some years, I had to revisit this photo of a woman I encountered one Christmas morning in a Brooklyn street feeding her pigeons. She also has something in that grocery bag for the grey cat on her … Continue reading Rescuing Nature |Feeding Christmas Birds
This is a question that always makes me impatient. I've dealt with it before in my book The Shyness Guide and in previous posts, but I have to say more. Some dreams are meaningful, some aren't. Some hint at meanings, but refuse to reveal them. Yet most people either want to find meaning in all … Continue reading Dreams | What do they mean?
In my book The Shyness Guide, I discuss The Pipestone Wolves, a book by animal behaviorist Gunter Bloch about a family of wolves that lived in Canada's Banff National Park. In explaining wolves, Bloch writes about the shyness that is common in many of them. But he has a concept of shyness that is different. … Continue reading Shyness and Wolves
This week we were informed on internet news sites that in his posthumous book Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Stephen Hawking has left us the message that there is no God. According to the report I read, this was a "bombshell". Well, as far as I'm concerned, it wasn't even news, since Hawking declared … Continue reading Paranormal World | Stephen Hawking says there is no God
Yes, after a prolonged delay that I won't try to explain, I have finally got the ebook for sale on Amazon. This week, from Wed Oct 10 to Sunday Oct 14, you can download it FREE at any Amazon site (see below). The Shyness Guide is not just a different look at shyness. It's a … Continue reading The Shyness Guide ebook is here
If I was asked to choose an investigator to look into some inexplicable paranormal phenomenon - from a pool that included maybe a clinical psychologist, a quantum physicist, a neuroscientist, a mathematician, and a lawyer - who do you think I would choose? The lawyer, as long as he or she had trial experience. Why? … Continue reading Paranormal World |reincarnation children | Jagdish Chandra the wrestler