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Childhood Roots of Narcissistic Personality Disorder Can you tell if a child is a budding narcissist? Warning signs that self-worth is getting dangerous
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Send Granny  to Get Sober Not everyone cleans up before their fifties. What kind of challenges does life present when you’re still getting drunk at Mah Jongg? “I tried to stop drinking before,” says Paula. … ...
10 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful While in Recovery... These entrepreneurs used the skills they learned in active addiction to help them succeed in business. There is one thing that most people who struggle with addiction and substance use disorders have in common. They tend not to do all that well in their careers. … ...
Today I Love New Year’s Day Today I love New Year’s day. Gong hei fat choi. I love the celebrations, though I would dearly love to to experience them in a place where Chinese New Year … ...
Clark Gable’s Daughter and Narcissistic Trigger Words... It was a lovely letter Loretta Young wrote to her “adopted” daughter, Judy Lewis. A beautifully written missive written by an Oscar-winning mother, Loretta Young, to the daughter she secretly … ...
Kindness: A Litmus Test For a Loving Partner and... Underscoring whatever talents, personality traits, professional status, beauty or charm a potential partner may have, perhaps the trait that matters most in enduring relationships is kindness. How often do we … ...
How to Live Sober Despite a DUI Once a person has been arrested and convicted of drunk driving — DUI — they have nightmares of being pulled over again. It’s a brutal experience, and the effects are … ...
5 Ways to Banish Anxiety and Speak Up In... Another meeting is coming up at work, and you’re dreading it. Like so many professionals — probably many more than you realize  —  it’s not a comfortable environment for you. Maybe you’re shy, introverted or you genuinely enjoy listening to others’ ideas. Perhaps it’s important … ...
Getting the Affection You Want There are a lot of components to intimacy: physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual. Affection can actually be part of all of them. If you’re feeling disconnected from your partner, working on … ...
The Real Reason Women Fake Orgasms They begin to have sex. It starts slowly and then both the man and woman quickly become excited. But almost as soon as the intercourse starts and the man looks … ...
CBT For Bipolar Disorder: Part II Introduction In my previous article, I discussed two techniques to manage symptoms associated with Bipolar Disorder.  They included accepting your diagnosis and stabilizing your routine.  This article will expand upon … ...
Is the Truth Out There? A Way to Discover Who’s Lying to You With the media covering “facts” and “alternative facts,” and what constitutes a lie, new research suggests how to detect the liars lurking in your own life.
Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Q & A with Matthieu... Matthieu Villatte, Ph.D, is a scientific researcher, clinical trainer at the Evidence-Based Practice Institute in Seattle and co-author of Mastering the Clinical Conversation : Language as Intervention , the first book based in relational frame theory (RFT) that teaches clinicians to harness the power of … ...
Psychology Around the Net: January 28, 2017 As you read this, I’m hanging with friends in a cabin snuggled in the middle of snow-covered mountains, and I don’t feel one bit of guilt about it. Last week, I mentioned I was extremely busy with a work project. I was scrambling to finish … ...
Depression doesn’t mean I’m broken, it means I deserve...   I could feel the sadness creeping up again, like an unwelcome relative looking over my shoulder and breathing down my neck. I didn’t want it to come, but it … ...
Is Big Always Better? I was a little disappointed that no one added any predictions to my last column and cartoon. Even if you’re not a psychic (note: psychics are welcome here), I was … ...
Balancing Optimism and Pessimism There are optimists and pessimists, and some are a combination of the two. This blog discusses the balancing of both, and why some people are one way or the other.
State Of Being My mom says I act like I am drunk, like my medication affects me in such a way that I am fuzzy. I know I am not as sharp as … ...
How Not to Cope with a Narcissist Dysfunctional behavior applies to everyone. It’s not just the narcissist who is flawed in their perception and responses. The people around them frequently utilize maladjusted coping mechanisms (or defense mechanisms) in an attempt to handle the toxic situation or manage the narcissism. Here are some … ...