Category Archives: psychology

One-Size-Fits All

I vaguely remember promising myself I’d never write about dieting. However, once I’d joined the Medicare faction I realized the popular caveat “Never break a promise to yourself,” has its limitations. So, as I cast off my reservations and throw … Continue reading

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Cranky Women

In his recent blog entry “Understanding Angry Old White Men,” my friend Dr. Gerald Stein stated: “Males pass through a stage of feeling almost invulnerable and immortal, at least on occasion. They rush to fight wars, compete for mates, and … Continue reading

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Kevlar Education

Life is full of triggers. I can’t always predict when something will happen that will spark sensory memories or casual remarks or images can send me into a spiral of teenage insecurity. Most people deal with those as best they can. Continue reading

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The World on a Page

The other day I was at a party and someone reported yet another slam at Science Fiction as literature. Things have changed a little in the mind of the public since “Star Wars” first hit the screen, but, by and large, really big … Continue reading

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What Goes Around . . . ?

Someone once said you should always be nice to a writer because you may end up in a novel. Clearly that applies to blogs as well. My friend Dr. Gerald Stein, a retired psychotherapist, writes a blog which I occasionally … Continue reading

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