Tag Archives: dandy therapy
People want to be right.
Therapy can be hard. I know I haven’t posted a lot recently, but it’s because therapy can be really hard. I mean the kind of hard that makes you hate it. It can make you hate yourself, hate your therapist, … Continue reading
You may not be able to have it all, but you can live without so much fear.
Another it’s-summer-and-the–heat-makes-me-cranky post, but this one involves Epicurus who, if you didn’t already know, is probably your favorite ancient Greek philosopher. Epicurus’s philosophical and life focus was regarding happiness. What it is, what it is not, and how we can … Continue reading
The Second Arrow
Happy New Year! So, this post is really about me reposting an old Buddhist story that originated in the Sallatha Sutta. Read it and enjoy. I don’t have a whole lot of new commentary for it, other than I think … Continue reading
Our Fears are turning us into Assholes.
Let me start with a macro example not in the world of psychology, but has psychological implications all over it. One that even though political, I hope most will consider being nonpartisan in nature. After 9/11, the United States government … Continue reading
The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 20. An ongoing survival guide. In Chapter 19, I brought up the idea of the repair. I feel it needs more discussion. So, here it comes. I’m … Continue reading
Last Train to Codependencyville-Narcissististan
The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 17. An ongoing survival guide. Do you go out of the way to try to meet other people’s needs, often to the detriment of your own? Do … Continue reading
Narcissism isn’t the same thing as Syphilis
The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 16. An ongoing survival guide. Narcissism isn’t the same thing as Syphilis. Just because you are exposed to it doesn’t mean you have it. This concern is … Continue reading
The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 11.
An ongoing survival guide. Chapter 11. Maybe not a Narcissist in name, but surely one in (mis)deed. Recently, I was asked by a client for a definitive judgment on whether their parent was or was not a narcissist. As a … Continue reading
Things don’t always mean what you think they mean in therapy. Part 2.
So what happens in therapy if you have nothing to say? Or, maybe you are considering therapy and don’t think you have anything to say when you get there? It might be comforting to know that this happens all the … Continue reading
Things don’t always mean what you think they mean in therapy.
And other possibly confusing, contradictory suggestions. Some might call it advice. A couple weeks ago I posted this great article I found on cognitive dissonance. I still want to talk about cognitive dissonance and what it means to you and … Continue reading