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Banishing Perfectionism in Motherhood

“Trying to be Super Mom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom.  Not going to happen.” ~Arianna Huffington

I am a mother, so I get it. We are all just trying to do the best for our children, while keeping a roof over our heads and somehow creating a life of meaning and purpose. We want to model that we have it together for our kids, but some days we fall short. Motherhood is a...
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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Narcissism and Psychopathy in Game of Thrones (Part 2): Theon

As mentioned in my Part 1 article describing narcissism and psychopathy in the Game of Thrones TV series, the characters in this groundbreaking show (Martin, 2015) demonstrate a broad range of issues that would warrant a trip to the psychotherapist. Although, we know that people who manifest far on the spectrum of narcissism (in the range of malignant narcissism or even psychopathy) have personality characteristics that are welded and fused, with very limited capacity for change (de Canonville, 2015). Sadly, these individuals with extreme...
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