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Confessions of a Popaholic: And Erotic Fetish

Confessions of a Popaholic: And Erotic Fetish

You likely wish you didn’t know how some psychotherapists care about your poop/pee/breast feeding and how cigarettes/cigars might be symbolically linked to a wish to suckle on a breast or fixation on penises. Sorry, but it is true. And given that, how is it we don’t think about pimple popping.

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Anger Matters

Anger Matters

This is a text I received from my 7 year old son one morning upon realizing I wasn’t going to the zoo with his class that day. Note the sadness descending into violent rage.   This is jack you better be come to the feeld trip Keran […]

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Why I absolutely adore the gruesome Hannibal TV show

Why I absolutely adore the gruesome Hannibal TV show

It is the most internally consistent psychological drama on TV. Sure, its characters are quite fantastical, but they are crafted intelligently, with sophisticated comprehension of the disturbed psyche. Usually therapists are portrayed on TV as either complete whack jobs or essentially clueless, but nice people. Shows with […]

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Coupledom is great; But Singlehood ain’t too shabby either

Coupledom is great; But Singlehood ain’t too shabby either

As an analytically oriented psychotherapist, I am always thrown a bit by “attachment theory” and “attachment parenting”. What about the other side of the coin, separation? Both attachment and separation are capacities that must be achieved. They are accomplishments that need to be nurtured in our children, […]

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Time is my Higher Power

Time is my Higher Power

  When I first entered 12 Step recovery in my early 20’s I was faced with the daunting task of identifying a “Higher Power”. I came to the program anti-religious, not particularly spiritual, and very committed to rational thought. I was also un-trusting enough to make relying […]

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ADD – Don’t Subtract Foods for your Weight Loss Resolutions for the New Year

ADD - Don’t Subtract Foods for your Weight Loss Resolutions for the New Year

    I am a large, body-positive, feminist, who worked with in the Eating Disorder field as both a clinician and educator. And still, this time of year I always find myself hyper aware of my size. And while I think societally we are continually inundated with […]

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Building Resolve for New Years

New Year’s Resolutions require a fair amount of resolve to pull off. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your intentions.

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Managing Christmas Expectations

Managing Christmas Expectations

Over-blown expectations surrounding major holidays can often diminish the joy available. Thoughts on how to enjoy Christmas.

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Find and Create Light

Find and Create Light

    In this season of holidays, may light win out against darkness, and the miraculous reveal itself in the wonders of your days. 

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