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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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Avoiding the Shame Sandwich

I agree with you, that is a terrible name for a post. But it makes great snarky sense if you recall that way back in 2013 I wrote the original post, The Shame Sandwich. This time we will be revisiting … 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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Mindfulness and Awareness. The Driving the Car analogy

In the past I have admitted I make many warfare analogies in sessions with clients. If you are a client, you know this to be true. I am a product of my environment, what can I say. As we all … Continue reading

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Summertime Emotional Repression

The weather in Portland yesterday got to an uncomfortable 98 degrees. That is approximately 370 degrees Celsius for my readers in Canada (and all the other beautiful parts of the world—Dobar Dan, Bonjour, Hallo, etc.) Nothing speaks to me of … Continue reading

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Things don’t always mean what you think they mean in therapy. Part 4.

I love hearing stories about experience with other therapists. I think it is a very important thing to pay attention to. Especially when people make comments or complaints about being confused by what their therapist does or doesn’t do in … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Narcissist Family Values.

The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 14. An ongoing survival guide. Narcissist Family Values. The way people arrive (or don’t) at their own value as a human being is complex and complicated (and, … Continue reading

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The Last Day of the Year Blog of 2012

Starting a tradition with this post, even though traditions often are hard work. Here we are at the end of another year, and despite lots of internet noise, the world did not end on December 21.  I was in Las … Continue reading

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