Archives for June, 2011

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Trauma…


This post is in response to Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Dianne Kane's fascinating Healing Together for Couples post on Hoarding Behaviour.

By the way, yesterday, somehow, it was accidentally posted, unfinished!

I'm so

Now it's here, camera ready, as they used to say in those by-gone days of print. :)

It began as a comment, but was so long, I decided to post about it.

So, thank you, "Phillips and...
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Trauma…

This post is in response to Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Dianne Kane's fascinating Healing Together for Couples post on Hoarding Behaviour.

It began as a comment, but was so long, I decided to post about it.

Thank you for the inspiration.

It struck a chord.

Also, I've had personal experience with hoarding and hoarders.

Don't you think almost all of our behaviours are as a result of some sort of "trauma" in our lives. We're attempting to fill a void inside of us...
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My New Head Shot ~ A “Truth in the Moment”…

Here's my new head shot.

It was taken last night by my son-in-law Andrew Baxter, a professional videographer and photographer, at our birthday dinner for his wife, Rebecca Lager, the older of Marty's two daughters.

I needed a new

The photo running here at Psych Central with my May 1, 2010 introduction was taken in 1998.

Time for an update.

So, Andrew, an absolute darling, schlepped all his lights, camera, backdrop and other photographic paraphernalia up...
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The Wedding Gift…

Last Sunday, my eldest niece was married to a darling gent.

They're perfect for each other in all the important spheres.

They share passions, values, even careers. Both are philosophers. Both academics. Both brilliant.

Last year, when they announced their wedding plans, it was clear I would not be able to attend. The ceremony was taking place far away and, quite frankly, traveling is not in the cards for me. Let's just say, "I don't travel well."

I was...
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Reinventing Myself ~ Again…

Okay. I've not been here for a while. I'm sorry, but reinvention takes time.

You need to work at it. It's painful and frightening.

Right now, I'm still in my caterpillar stage, though I'm dreaming butterflies. Monarch Butterflies.

Remember my Emotional Health and Happynomics post?

That's what I've been working on ...

Last week, part of my dream about Emotional Health started taking shape.

At the same time, l had a major upset last week, too.

It rocked...
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