Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Scarlet Label: Close Encounters with ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ Jacqueline Simon Gunn & Brent Potter

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/10/scarlet-label-close-encounters-borderline-personality-disorder/ Click on the link for Jacqueline’s and Brent’s article for Mad in America, which makes some interesting points, as do some of the comments (for example around the medicalization of distress/the human condition, and around gender bias in the … Continue reading

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Michael Eigen on learning to be with our scream

‘Just because one is a baby and stops screaming, it doesn’t mean that the scream goes away inside. There is a scream that goes on all life long no matter who we are or what we do. Some of us … Continue reading

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The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage – Kelly Flanagan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-m-flanagan/the-9-most-overlooked-thr_b_5972534.html Click on the link for this helpful slant on what works in primary relationship – and what can get in the way. We’ve seen this pop up in a few places on Facebook and elsewhere in the past week … Continue reading

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Rewilding the Yoga Body – Danielle Prohom Olson

http://bodydivineyoga.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/rewilding-the-yoga-body/ Click on the link for this interesting and wide-ranging post by Danielle beginning with modern cultural ideas of feminine beauty in the context of the ‘yoga body’, and ranging through other cultures, times and spiritual traditions in search of … Continue reading

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Secret jewels of the darkness – Matt Licata

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/10/19/secret-jewels-of-the-darkness/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com for this lovely post on the therapeutic journey into wholeness (be that through talking therapy or any of the many, many other paths). Matt puts this in terms of moving from the … Continue reading

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Thomas Szasz on ‘Freedom and Psychotherapy’ in conversation with Randall C. Wyatt

http://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/thomas-szasz Click on the link for this fascinating interview with Thomas Szasz, professor of psychiatry emeritus at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York, where he has taught since 1956. Randall describes him as ‘the foremost psychiatric critic of … Continue reading

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Michael Leunig – The 3 a.m. Wake Up

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