The Lady Who Thought She Liked Football

The Lady Who Thought She Liked Football Relationship Dependence, “I’m Okay if You’re Okay with Me” What is Fusion? When does fusion become relationship dependency? This article is a follow up to discussion of Jodi Picoult’s book The Pact. Fusion is the process in which one person’s feelings are intertwined …

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Coffee: Gateway to Heroin

Coffee:  Gateway to Heroin Useful Psychology Teaches Us ‘How to Think,’ Not ‘What to Think’ The problem with Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just say No’ anti-drug program was that the focus was on blind obedience. This method works well with children still in the ‘concrete thinking’ stage of development, but does not …

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Can You Really Change? Can Anyone?

Can You Really Change?  Can Anyone? The Teapot Incident The day I discovered people can change I was at the university health center set to have a session with my very first couple clients on my own. Mr. and Mrs. T. had sought my services because they were distressed and needed …

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Did You Ever Want to Be Anyone Else? (Re-post Due to Technical Send Error)

Did You Ever Want to Be Anyone Else? Did You? The Story: Easy Rider meets The Quiet American and both dance with Little Miss Sunshine. How to Choose a Psychologist: I ask you, “What possible good can any psychologist be to you if she can’t– out of nowhere, out of nothing, ‘back into’ …

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Last Mexico Tourist Standing: My Very First Riot!

Last Mexico City Tourist Standing. My Very First Riot! Best of: I recently updated this site. As part of that process I reviewed and removed most of the posts. Many of the photos and texts had fallen into space long ago. I will be re-entering the ones I like the …

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Income Tax Hell, A Day in the Life of an Emotional Prisoner

Dateline: Mt. Bonnell International Branch Office. Bed, laptop on pillow. Sammie against my thigh (dog) and Suzi on my feet. (Also dog.) Goal: To awaken the people of the United States of America to the ever present Society Insanity pounding us into the turf and stripping our lives of all …

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Anxiety and Why Do I Keep Doing the Same Stupid Things?

Dateline: Threadgill’s Restaurant, Austin, Texas. The servers wear black T-Shirts with the caption “Dang!” The “motto” originated when one fellow gazed over the list of vegetables on the menu, stood, and said, “Dang!” Self-Defeating Behaviors or Why Diet Books Are Next to the Cookbooks at Barnes and Noble. Why would …

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