Category Archives: essays

A cult-like orgy of anger and hate.

Someone on Facebook by the name of Joel Tooley lives in Melbourne, Florida, where the Trump rally that took place on Feb. 18 (really, a campaign rally for 2020!) was held.  Mr. Tooley is not a Trump supporter, but he … Continue reading

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Mystery package!

It drives me crazy when I get one of those orange slips from the Post Office saying I got a package or certified letter but am not there to sign for it. Being the worrywart and catastrophizer I am, I … Continue reading

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How Steve Bannon is exploiting a perfectly valid theory of history to create war and chaos.

Like his hippie predecessors, Steve Bannon wants to take down the Establishment — only this time from the far right. (credit: Huffington Post) One day back in 1997, while I was a stay at home mom and my kids were … Continue reading

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Psychology should be required for middle and high-school students.

Psychology, when it’s offered at the high school level, is offered as an elective course — which means it’s not required to graduate.    Many, if not most, high schools, don’t even offer Psychology as an option.   It’s only … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Titanic.

It was an “unsinkable ship,” crowed its hubristic builders.   But the Titanic wasn’t unsinkable, and there were far too few lifeboats to save everyone it carried, so many of its passengers perished in the ice cold waters of the … Continue reading

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When your therapist rejects you.

Originally posted on Lucky Otters Haven:
I just read a post from a blogger who describes how her therapist suddenly terminated her without warning.  She writes, I spend pockets of time here and there throughout the days just wracking my…

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Better than a Klonopin.

 VS.   It’s the 4th week of Advent, the preliminary weeks leading to Christmas that are recognized by the Catholic Church (and also, I believe, all liturgical or “high churches” like the Episcopalian, Lutheran, and Orthodox churches).   In the … Continue reading

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“The War on Unhappiness” (Harper’s Magazine/PDF)

Meme with a victim-blaming (gaslighting) sentiment typical of the “war on unhappiness” movement. Following is a PDF file of an excellent (and long) article from the September 2010 issue of Harper’s Magazine tracing the rise of the positive thinking movement, … Continue reading

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Part One: “Heart-Sync”– a psycho-spiritual therapy for trauma and attachment disorders.

***** This article will be in two parts. This part is a brief overview of HeartSync and how it works. The second part will be about my personal experience in Chapel Hill over the past four days.   I just … Continue reading

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Maybe Trump’s election is the BEST thing that could have happened!

I know what you’re probably thinking.  You probably think I must have finally snapped.  That I’ve given into Stockholm Syndrome and now identify with the enemy.   You’re  maybe even thinking about hitting the “backspace” key,  writing me off as … Continue reading

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