• 12RulesTour

Existentialism in Australia and New Zealand

I have been touring in Australia and New Zealand since February 05, speaking in most of the major cities in both countries, to audiences ranging in size from 1500 to 5500. This tour, based on my most recent book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,

Thoughts On My Mother’s 80th Birthday

  This week my mother, Beverley Anne Peterson, turns 80. She was born on February 6, 1939, in Naicam, Saskatchewan, a small, attractive, thriving prairie town, back when prairie towns were communities with a future. She was the third of four children, each separated by five years, preceded

Comment on the APA Guidelines for the Treatment of Boys and Men

Beware the Ideologues in Psychologists’ Clothing The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released their Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men (paralleling, in principle, their 2007 guidelines for girls and women). It manages to be simultaneously predictable, reprehensible, infuriating and disheartening — no mean feat for a

Prairie Requiem

Saskatchewan In the spring the snow crystallizes and glints the sun now has some warmth black patches appear in the fields the creeks and rivers overflow their banks people say hello again to their neighbours everyone a little older (everyone who lives here is a little older) there

Announcing the Peterson Fellowship at Acton School of Business

I am pleased to announce today the establishment of a partnership with the Acton School of Business, under the stewardship of Acton Co-Founder and Master Teacher Jeff Sandefer. The Acton curriculum provides an institutional analog to the psychological content I have been sharing in my online videos,

12 Rules Tour: Missive from Cambridge

The last two days in Cambridge were relentless, but in the best possible way. Tammy (my wife, who travels with me, and carefully ensures that I know where I am going now and what I am doing next) and I flew in early in the morning from