Monthly Archives: June 2013

Addiction myths can kill

I forget when I originally saw this, but I put in a “memo to self” to put where others could see it: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/where-science-meets-the-steps/201305/5-myths-about-addiction-undermine-recovery For those of us who have worked in the addiction treatment field, whether as MD’s or talk therapists … Continue reading

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Time Away

To those who have been following me, I apologize for vanishing without notice. I was hiding in the remote (relatively) mountains of the High Sierra. But as my friend Ben pointed out, we take culture with us wherever we go. … Continue reading

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Is it a relationship or a RELATIONSHIP?

You know what I mean, don’t you? People want to be in A RELATIONSHIP so much that they neglect having successful relationships. Just an observation. Doesn’t happen to everyone. The terms “romance” and “liaison” have fallen out of fashion, along … Continue reading

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What’s my diagnosis?

 Well, that depends. At what era in  history did you come down with a mental disorder? Many of you may not be following the discussion around the new DSM V and its changes in various mental health labels. My internet … Continue reading

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Weird Americans

http://www.psmag.com/magazines/pacific-standard-cover-story/joe-henrich-weird-ultimatum-game-shaking-up-psychology-economics-53135 The article above is about how social science research assumed that Americans were like everyone else in the world– right up until someone tried a classic experiment on some people in south America who REALLY didn’t think like us. … Continue reading

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Loneliness– solutions

There actually some very practical solutions to the “loneliness problem. ” 1) Let go of idealized pictures of the relationship you don’t have. Many people, when they feel lonely, imagine a bond with a soul mate who deeply understands and completely … Continue reading

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Loneliness

Something just reminded me of a passage from The Serial, A Year in the Life of Marin County, by Cyra McFadden. It was originally published in the Bay Area as, in fact, a serial in the newspaper. It was a comedy of … Continue reading

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