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Peace with Demons

Making peace with demons

When we have perpetual problems we can’t solve we can call them demons.  We all have them and those that pretend they don’t are lying. Seriously, I call bullshit. Some demons are small but tricky, kind of like Gremlins.  Others are nasty, chronic things like substance abuse or never-ending self-loathing.  How do you deal with these […]

November, 2018 | 0 Comments

You’re Such A Hypocrite!

It takes a lot to surprise me now, after years of doing therapeutic work with people from all walks of life.  I’m accustomed to hearing the horror stories of peoples traumas, what people have done to each other,  their loved ones or how people have handled their own fears or problems.  I find myself nodding […]

May, 2014 | 5 Comments

Vessel or Person?

Women are powerful, and not only because we have the power to reproduce. I believe that is why reproductive rights continue to be political cannon balls when women’s bodies have no business being fodder for campaigns when it realistically is a social issue and ultimately a personal one. Period. The following article is taken from […]

August, 2012 | 0 Comments

Girls in the Media

Recently I viewed Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s new documentary Miss Representation. I referenced it in an earlier posting and like the message it provides: girls and women are dramatically underrepresented in politics, horribly devalued in the media and generally still valued as objects by mainstream society. Not that I like that women are portrayed in this […]

April, 2012 | 0 Comments


According to Oscar Wilde, the only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. In today’s world of 12 steps and ever increasing codependency, that seems awfully dangerous.  Temptation is a sign of the devil according to many faiths, and yet other cultures look upon it as part of the normal variance […]

March, 2012 | 0 Comments

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