February 6, 2016

How can thoughts control the world when they have only words to work with, and the feelings are all in the heart?

—Elvin Semrad
   American psychiatrist 1909-1976)


Source: SEMRAD: The Heart of a Therapist, edited by Susan Rako (buy from Amazon)






The Boston Globe’s editors and I recently agreed that Reflection for the Day will no longer appear in the newspaper, ending a 31-year run since the feature was launched by visionary Boston Globe editor Tom Winship. This website will continue to publish the the Reflections every day, including most Sundays,through the end of the year and into 2016. To my many regular print readers through the years I extend deep gratitude and warm wishes for the New Year. - Tom Fitzpatrick