Jane Adams

"Jane Adams PhD was a founding editor of the Seattle Weekly. Among her twelve books is Seattle Green, a novel . She is a contributing editor at Psychology Today, and coaches parents of adult children."

Tell Me the News (Doggerel for a Thursday Afternoon)

The grave's a fine and private placeBut none I think do there embraceEspecially in a noisy raceWhen pundits scream from place to placeAnd talking heads proclaim the wordsOf villains,...

The Enthusiastic Psychonaut: How Not to Run an Author Event

Michael Pollan's appearance felt canned and well-rehearsed; neither a speech nor a reading but an hour of back and forth between Pollan and the editor of his newsletter.

Back in the Big Apple: My Post-Pandemic Culture Crawl

In between music, museums and theater, there were the smaller pleasures of New York after too long an absence.

A Growing Psychedelic Rush?

This area has a long and storied history as a cultural hub of psychedelic exploration.

On Lockdown: Ice Cream? Capitol Hill QFC??

Granted, Capitol Hill isn't 12th and Jackson, or even 3rd and Pike, but if you're going to operate a supermarket there you have to find a way to both protect and serve.

Two Thrillers About Reinventing Yourself

Both Jessie Walters’ Citizen Vince and Carolyn Kepnes’ You Love Me are categorized as thrillers, but although crimes are committed and blood is spilled, neither one really is.

Which Relationships Survived the Pandemic and Which Didn’t?

Our whole history lives with and in our oldest friends. If we hadn’t excluded less meaningful, casual acquaintances before the pandemic, we’re likely to do so when it’s over.

Turning in Dad (or Mom): Families Grapple with their Capitol Insurrectionists

A 19-year-old told the HuffPost that as his mother’s paranoia about political events and her constant referrals to QAnon continued, he followed her into that particular on-line swamp, where he discovered a group called #SavetheChildren, and was horrified by what he found there. “It’s hard,” he told a reporter. “I don’t know what to do. I’m losing her.”

How the Doggerel went Digital

To me, interactivity with a book used to mean turning the pages. In a digital book it's that and more.

Out of your Bubble? How Your Brain Weighs Risk

How we consider what risks to take is processed in our brains as well as our psychology and lived experience. We like to think we assess risks rationally, but our fears and desires play a bigger role in decision-making.