General

Questions About Sociopaths, Psychopaths, and Narcissists

Psychopaths and sociopaths are pop-psychology terms describing two somewhat different types or expressions of antisocial personality disorder. Narcissistic personality disorder is a separate disorder, but there is much overlap. Narcissistic traits are inherently part of antisocial personality disorder, and antisocial traits are inherently part of narcissistic personality disorder. Is there more work to be done on defining these disorders?
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C. G. Jung

Can Mothering Help Us Love Our Worst Qualities?

The Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung coined the term “shadow” to refer to all those part of ourselves we would rather not know about. As children, we learn early on that certain qualities are not acceptable and need to be hidden from view. Aggression, selfishness, boastfulness, avarice, sexuality – these are all traits that we likely learned were...
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Hope

Today I Love Old Perspectives

Rain and steam ... Today I love old perspectives. I love that I looked out the window this morning and saw the rain and caught myself smiling. I love that it took me a minute to realize that I was smiling because I was taught to as a child...
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Dreams

“What do women want?” Revisited

One of Sigmund Freud’s most famous quotes concerns his apparent inability to understand women. He wrote, “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?” Maybe,...
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News and Research

Ibogaine Treatment – Hope for Addiction and Substance Abuse?

Disclaimer: This post should not be perceived as an endorsement of Ibogaine treatment for addiction, nor should any information here be construed as medical advice. Sacred medicinal plants have been used by humans since ancient times for healing, in ceremony, as initiations and rites of passage, and for exploration of the spirit world. A growing number of...
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Hope

Today I Love The Quiet Of The Bay

Tuesday night is paddling night ... Today I love the quiet of the bay when it is calm like it was last night. I love the beauty of the strength of the water, held in by surface tension, like an athlete's muscles twitching in their sleep. I love that, although we...
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