Tag Archives: stress

Everyone likes Stages

Hello Internet People, I hope the weather where ever you are is bursting forth with life and is very Spring-like. Portland feels delightful today. So of course I decide to go back inside and finish a post I have been … Continue reading

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The Lego model of your brain

This is the entry that I try to finish the week before going on holiday. So to make it somewhat easier I thought I would try to combine psychology and Lego. Here it goes. In the past few weeks, with … Continue reading

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Gabor Mate

I have a current client to thank for sharing this video of Dr. Gabor Mate. He speaks about attachment, the nature of stress and stress hormones on the body and mind, our culture of medicating psychological disorders, and the fears … Continue reading

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The Therapy is Dandy guidebook to having a narcissist for a parent. Chapter 2.

An ongoing survival guide. Chapter 2. Tactics. If you already suspect one of your parents to be a narcissist, you may have tried to talk to them about your concerns. And it probably didn’t go very well. Narcissists are extremely … Continue reading

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The Holidays are not meant to make us feel good (So you can stop worrying).

The end of the year has never been an easy time for us humans. Before the last hundred years, you really had to worry about the cold, the snow, the sharing of cramped spaces, and inadequate resources. And something that … Continue reading

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Going Home. Again.

Given how vocal we Americans tend to be about our freedom and individuality, it is hard not to notice all the fuss about where we originally came from. It is also very hard not to notice the nostalgia attached to … Continue reading

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When is a reaction an overreaction?

When bad news gets delivered at your doorstep, or when you find yourself in a stressful conversation, how do you generally handle it? Do you quickly respond by escalating the situation? Do you waste no time in defending yourself, your … Continue reading

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