Seeds of Empathy

In my two-year-old granddaughter, Olivia, I can already see the development of compassion – seeds of empathy. Olivia is often self-centered, as two-year-olds are. Occasionally, though, she will reach out and share a flower, or a block, or a piece of fruit with another. I can already see the development of an understanding of the […]

Michael Joins Houston Matters to Talk About Gun Comfort

Michael joined Houston Matters this past week to discuss “Why Are Some People Afraid of Guns, While Others Feel Safer When They’re Around?”.  Here is the excerpt from the Houston Matters website. As the Texas Legislature takes on open carry and campus carry bills, psychologist Michael Winters joins us to contemplate what goes on in […]

What’s Wrong With the Pursuit of Happiness (Texas Bar)

Michael has started blogging on the Texas Bar website.  His latest post is What’s Wrong With the Pursuit of Happiness?  Here is an excerpt and link. Part 1: All emotions are needed to be whole. Since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, the words “the pursuit of happiness” have served as a motto for […]

Finding the Invincible Summer

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ~ Albert Camus It is deep in January and the northeast US […]