Category Archives: Disorders

Narcissists and Psychopaths

Against my better judgment, I joined an online support group for people estranged from their adult children. Sure enough, the expression “misery loves company” proved to be wholly inaccurate. It was like being submerged in a vat of hurt and … Continue reading

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The New Nuts

I already knew that people are nuts, but spending some time in Facebook groups this week has revealed a whole new level of nuts. Maybe it’s The New Nuts. Group members are like piranha, waiting for a newbie to make … Continue reading

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Life Isn’t Fair.

If you’ve ever been a child or a parent, you’re well acquainted with the aggrieved outcry, “But that’s not fair!” I was already a seasoned mother the first time I heard another mother smugly reply to her kid, “Well, life … Continue reading

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Is This Happening to You?

I’m having a big fight with my sister but I don’t have to worry about her reading this because the fight was about her refusal to read my blog. I don’t feel she’s obliged to read my blog. I’m just … Continue reading

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Finding Equanimity

The Sanskrit word upeksha means “equanimity, non-attachment, nondiscrimination, even-mindedness, or letting go.” Upa means ‘over,’ and iksh means ‘to look.’ You climb the mountain to be able to look over the whole situation, not bound by one side or the … Continue reading

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The Pearl

I started seeing a new therapist this year, and it has been life-changing. He is smart, funny, sensitive, and has done his own time with depression. I feel such a strong connection that I’m hoping he’ll want to be my … Continue reading

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Four More Years??

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that if Trump is reelected, we will lose our fucking minds. Four more years of this anxiety, fear, disgust, and helpless rage would not be endurable. The daily insults to our intelligence and to … Continue reading

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At Least We Still Have Words. Sort of.

I just learned a new word that describes my condition: avolition. People with avolition often want to complete certain tasks but lack the ability to initiate behaviours necessary to complete them. Avolition is most commonly seen as a symptom of … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia

After watching a million hours of MSNBC News the other day, I decided to look for something else to watch. Lawrence of Arabia had just begun on Turner Classic Movies and since I’ve never seen it all the way through … Continue reading

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Triage

Having left off with a heartbroken post about Mother’s Day, I am back with more miserable reflections of the state of things, or more specifically the state of me, Sister Wolf. Remember when I fell and broke my pelvis? Well, … Continue reading

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