Archives for February, 2013

Communication

The Blame Game: Dealing With A Help-Rejecting Complainer

Portrait of Dr. Gache by Vincent Van Gogh

Do you have a chronic complainer in your life?

Is trying to deal with these expert button-pushers leaving you with feelings of hopelessness, frustration, even anger?

In her excellent post called What Is A Victim Role, Psychcentral blogger Dr. Linda Hatch identifies three behaviors and feelings that those who see themselves as victims* might bring to a relationship.

These...
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Top 10 Things You Can Learn About Love From A Dog

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Banana Joe, an adorable Affenpinscher, won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night. The media raved.

We don't doubt that underneath his champion exterior lies a loving heart.

We can learn a lot about how to live by watching animals.

For example, ants teach us industry. Cats teach us cleanliness. And dogs, even champion Affenpinschers, can teach us some of the basics of loyalty and love....
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The Dark Spot Of Evil In The Brain

What is evil?

Most of us can easily list actions and behaviors, speech, and even thoughts that might be considered evil, though, in Western culture anyway, evil is generally viewed as a concept and an intangible, rather than having an independent identity.

Many of us probably don't believe that evil can be identified biologically and would find fantastic the notion that evil manifests biologically or leaves a physical marker or indicator.

But now...
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