28 Apr
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Marriage under the Microscope
Category: Human Relations
Putting marriage under the microscope was somewhat of a novelty back in the 80s when I was a graduate student in counseling. At the time, many therapists had run into roadblocks...
20 Apr
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When Parents are Toxic
Category: Psychology, Trauma
When to Forgive? What can you do if the source of your misery is your own parent? Just as there are good parents who mysteriously produce difficult children, there are truly tox...
18 Apr
Young African American family having fun while drawing together at home.
A PATH TO SELF ESTEEM: Helping Children Use their Words
Category: Psychology
As a consultant in the elementary schools, I’m impressed when I hear a teacher let’s call her Ms. Jones-say to an angry, explosive child, “Jamie, can you use your words to...
11 Apr
Human head silhouette model made from rusty metal gears
Violence and Twisted Psyches
Category: Psychology, Trauma, Writing
Writers have become intrigued by people who’ve worked with veterans with post-traumatic stress and then become terrorists, wreaking their own violent acts. They’ve asked if the ...
08 Apr
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Deconstructing Hana on Bernie
Category: Politics
Reading Hana Schank’s comments in a Salon post of March 2nd made my blood boil. Hana implies that women over 45 are supporting Hillary, and those under 45 are “feeling the...
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