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Is our brain indestructible like Superman?

Is our brain indestructible like Superman?

Our Brains get Sick just like our Tonsils Many people think our brain is indestructible like Superman.  The Man of Steel “possesses the powers of flight, superhuman strength,...
Today I Love Rolling Home

Today I Love Rolling Home

Today I love rolling home over miles and miles of black top roads that cut through fields and forests, that zoom under highways and fly over streams and rivers and soar across the terasphere taking me here and there to see this and that and always closer,...
Why Women Fake Orgasm — And Why Most No Longer Do

Why Women Fake Orgasm — And Why Most No Longer Do

Human sexuality is a wondrous activity. Our understanding of why we act the way we do when we have sex continues to intrigue psychological researchers, since we do things that...
For Clinicians: There’s Room For All Of Us

For Clinicians: There’s Room For All Of Us

Fewer years ago than I’d like to admit, I was royally schooled by a client in a therapy group that I was running. Having recently been dazzled by a week-long training in Internal Family Systems (my preferred therapeutic approach),...
Declaring Your Purpose

Declaring Your Purpose

According to the Dictionary of Word Origins, the word “purpose” comes from the Latin word proponere, which means “to declare” or “to put forward.” The word “declaration” invokes such a sense of...
Finding Mental & Emotional Support Now That You’re Sober

Finding Mental & Emotional Support Now That You’re Sober

PSA: there’s some text missing from the headlines popping up lately that show quitting drinking improves women’s mental health. Essentially, the findings of the Canadian Medical Association Journal are that...

Post-partum Depression and Its Cultural Roots

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge, 2017) author Kristin Reale writes as follows:  There are lot of discussions, papers, and supervision around the pregnant therapist,...
Me, Kelly

Me, Kelly

Me And Sleep, Me And Drugs, Me And Schedules, these are my last three posts. And you may be wondering,...
How to Transform Failure into Success

How to Transform Failure into Success

If you’ve lived a few years, you’ve experienced failure. More than once, most likely, and probably many times. For every success, the backstory usually involves a string of different approaches...
Unconditional Love: It’s Not What You Think It Is

Unconditional Love: It’s Not What You Think It Is

Unconditional Love: It’s perhaps the biggest thing children of narcissists lacked. We didn’t feel it from our parents, didn’t see it modeled. Personally, I haven’t got a clue.For me,...

When Bipolar Disorder Makes You Take A Break

It is so easy for us to run through life at a million miles an hour. I mean, can you believe it is September? Where did the summer go? Hopefully you made some great memories,...
Narcissistic Abuse: Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking

Narcissistic Abuse: Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking

Shirley thought that the abuse from her narcissistic husband would be over after the divorce was finalized. But it wasn’t. Instead, he found a new way to harass, embarrass, and...
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6 Defining Features of Codependency

6 Defining Features of Codependency

  We use the term codependency rather loosely these days. It’s great that more people are familiar with codependency, but if it’s going to help us understand ourselves in a meaningful way,...

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