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Beware of the Holiday Hoover

 Hoovering: (definition)- noun– The state in which a psychological abuser (typically an individual manifesting symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder or perhaps a blend of other Personality Disorders) returns to attempt to abuse a former source of narcissistic supply (i.e....
5 Life Skills I Learned From My Kittens

5 Life Skills I Learned From My Kittens

Sometimes, I need to take a break from the horrors of Parental Alienation, Racism and the other serious, difficult even horrible subjects we wrestle with in this blog to take delight in the lighter,...
The Need for Group Support After Major Surgery

The Need for Group Support After Major Surgery

I am one-year post op from a life altering spine surgery — actually three of them. Prior to surgery, my doctor told me that this would be life-altering and he...
What Therapists Do When They Feel Overwhelmed

What Therapists Do When They Feel Overwhelmed

Therapists are real people. It might seem funny to say that, but we forget that clinicians struggle, too. They, too, grapple with depression, trauma, guilt, and self-doubt. They, too, stress...

The Blocking Battle Continues

I thought I was done with the battle of blocking cause I made the definitive decision to stop playing games and quit participating in block, unblock, block, unblock, but now I am the one being blocked,...
Plans Go Wrong

Plans Go Wrong

Last week I wrote these words in Friday’s blog: “I was encouraged to finish high school and get a job in some factory or other where I could live out my life in comfort and security without the need of educational debt....
Today I Love Busy Plans

Today I Love Busy Plans

Today I love busy plans for lazy days. I love that I have much to do but I intend to be content with a casual pace and what gets done gets done and I’m good with that....
‘Safety Signals’ May Help Reduce Anxiety

‘Safety Signals’ May Help Reduce Anxiety

For those struggling with anxiety disorders, using a “safety signal” — a symbol or sound never identified with a negative event — may help relieve some of their fear, according...