Behold, my sloppy attempt to capture a dynamic I see EXTREMELY OFTEN in therapy, where a “crazy” person is not really crazy at all and a “neglectful” person is not really a narcissist at all, AND the whole misguided cycle … Continue reading
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You may think this is merely a disgusting display of tuna-fish baked into a fish shape. But it is actually a picture of my five-year-old’s hard-won dopamine, seratonin, and oxytocin. I’m currently consumed with Simon Sinek, an author/speaker who just … Continue reading
Wanna know a secret? I spent years of my life convinced I was always right, or at least largely undefensive and mature. (Sorry, husband. Being married to an INTP with a particular kinda baggage probably sucks sometimes.) Even during … Continue reading
My kids were annoying the crap out of each other the other day. HARD-CORE. In fact, their shenanigans annoyed ME enough that I had no choice but to annoy them BACK with a handy dandy “psychology lecture.” Anyway, the particular lesson … Continue reading
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Have you HEARD!? The average working mom puts in over 90 hours per week, between domestic, parenting, and professional duties. That’s over 13 hours per day on-the-proverbial-clock, INCLUDING SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS! AND the women polled in the study didn’t … Continue reading
Ok, ok. So maybe the “deadly sins” in the title was a little overboard. But “Seven ways to cause your couples therapist to abruptly raise one open palm and close her exasperated eyes, her chin dramatically tilted downward in feigned-prayer-position” seemed … Continue reading
My face emerged from the water, breathless, and I squinted at the summer moon. eeeee- zzzzzzz-pssszzzzzz-eeee Blue light spilled over all the trees surrounding the pool, and my dad stood with his hands on his hips and his chest pushed out, … Continue reading
Gut-wrenching true story alert: The love of Kathy’s life, her adoring husband, died unexpectedly. Kathy, gripped with shock and grief, decided that love was not for her: Horrific things happen when one lets her guard down and indulges in … Continue reading