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Going Rogue After Isolation: A Control Source for the Turpins, Cults and Narcissists

What do cults, narcissists and the infamous Turpins all have in common? They isolate their victims. And not just physically. Intellectually. Relationally. Spiritually. Emotionally. Every way.Why? To create a very limited reality of their own design so they can keep you stupid, naïve and thus, controllable. To make sure you don't see how normal people live in case you should yearn for...
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God Willing

"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans" John Lennon Yesterday was a very long day. My wife Sylvia had three appointments in the hospital. She needed to go to the...
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General

Beat Commitment Phobia by Being True to Yourself

Healthy relationships shouldn’t feel like a trap. Marilee, a client of mine, was a commitment-phobe. “I’d love to be in a loving relationship,” she told me in one of our counseling sessions, “but I’m not willing to give up my freedom. I have a great life. I love my
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Rapid Cycling

Wednesday and Thursday were bad days. I am under a lot of stress. Serious stress. Life-changing stress. Not only that but smaller stressors. I believe it was Thursday that I called to...
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Hope

Today I Love Doughnuts

Sun's up, adventuring begins!Today I love doughnuts for first breakfast and dim sum for second breakfast. I love that, although officially our trip doesn't begin until tomorrow, we are on the road now and the time for remembering all the  things we need has passed. I love that there...
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Why You Should Share Good News

Yeah, I get it, you don’t want to brag. But it turns out that sharing good news you get might be the key to happiness. More exactly, it looks like sharing good news might prolong the feelings of happiness you get from that news. You don’t need to take my
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How to Avoid Being Killed by Icelandic Vikings

Of all the things that keep you awake at night, no doubt being murdered by Vikings from Iceland is near the top of your list. Not to worry. A new study published in Evolution & Human Behavior has some insights that will be useful in protecting yourself from this fate.
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Conflict Resolution

How Can Trump Win Over Kim Jong Un?

At the moment things aren’t going very well between Donald Trump, President of the United States, and Kim Jung Un, the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. At one point a while back Trump announced to all the world that if North Korea threatened the USA again, they “will be met...
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Mental Health

The Future Of My Blog

"We're on a ride to nowhere, Come on inside, Taking that ride to nowhere, We'll take that ride" David ByrneThis is my 95th blog. I have been pumping out my writing at a pace of about one per day. It is now that I must sit back and evaluate exactly where I am headed. 
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ADHD Symptoms

Six Great Things About Having Problems

It’s too easy to get caught up in problems and live as a ball of stress. Of course, some problems are tragic. Most problems, however, are just signs that you’re a human being who has the privilege of still being alive. In that spirit, here are six great things about having problems.
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Today I Love Added Extras

All the books, all the coffee ...Today I love added extras like the fact that we were given tickets to the hockey game tonight in the midst of all the packing and (apparently productive) worrying and organizing and checking on things and putting things in the right places for the duration...
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