Tag Archives: Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl: the meaning of a life

Anne Jacobson Oak Park, Illinois, United States   Figure 1. Viktor Frankl, 1965. Creative Commons. Not long before the Dachau concentration camp was liberated in April 1945, Viktor Emil Frankl was seriously ill with typhus and writing feverishly on stolen scraps of paper, determined to keep himself and his ideas alive. Faced with the prospect […]

Fat by choice: a quest for meaning

Amer Toutonji Charleston, South Carolina, USA   Tom-Ton – Fat Boy. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY 4.0 An early bird, Brian wakes up no later than 5:30 am to get on with the first meal of the day: twelve eggs and ten sausages, or their equivalent. Most recently weighing in at 530 pounds, Bryan, or […]

Love, cancer, and the caregiver’s faith of C.S. Lewis

Joshua Niforatos Cleveland, Ohio, United States   Poi se torno all’ eternal fontana. Dante Alighieri, Paradiso, Canto XXXI Author C.S. Lewis wears a bathrobe in his house. Photo by © Norman Parkinson C.S. Lewis, the medieval and Renaissance scholar of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, wrote prolifically on myriad topics and won international recognition early in life. […]