New book by Philip Kenney

The Writer's Crucible Meditations on Emotion, Being and Creativity

Phil Kenney

Philip Kenney is a practicing psychotherapist in Portland, Oregon. He did his post-graduate work in British Object Relations at the Washington D.C. School of Psychiatry and has taught Self Psychology as part of his private practice. A long time meditator and poet, Mr. Kenney is the author of the novel, Radiance, and a collection of poetry, Where Roses Bloom. He strives to bring together the worlds of psychology, creativity and spirituality in his work and is the author of a new book on those subjects entitled, The Writer's Crucible: Meditations on Emotion, Being and Creativity.

Family Stories

August 2, 2015

My son is leaving home

My belly often fills with that sick feeling of regret for the many lessons too late for learning and certainly too late to use. At the top of a lengthy list is a span of time in my twenties and thirties when I treated my parents with terrible neglect and often outright hostility. It took … + read more

January 9, 2013

Special Edition: Dad

Tomorrow marks the 12th anniversary of my father’s passing. He left the morning of the most luminous full moon I’ve ever witnessed, one that bathed the wetlands of South Carolina in a pearl white lotion of what felt like nothing short of grace. Dad’s stubbornness was legendary in our family, and it was no surprise to … + read more

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