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America and Mr. Trump – A cautionary tale on relationships and narcissism

And in a world that venerates billionaires, maligns the impoverished, reveres consumerism, and has lost its spiritual true north – Trump will be a shoo-in.

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Anyone who has been in a toxic relationship knows that these relationships are likely taking the greatest toll on your health – they are the reason you don’t get enough sleep, that you may rush through meals or eat to cope, that you fall back into unhealthy coping habits such as smoking, drugs or alcohol.

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A Thank You Note to Donald Trump

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Life has turned into the granddaddy of reality shows – Survivor. We are spending our days figuring out how to “outwit, outplay and outlast” each other. Is it any wonder that Donald Trump’s vitriol and divisive rhetoric are “trumping” many of the other candidates?

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Ode to an Eclipse

I set an alarm and stepped out of my research lab. It felt that important. On this blistering hot day, in the middle of my university campus in East Los Angeles, armed with a pinhole poked through an index card I stood at 245 PM and took it in. A partial solar eclipse. The sun […]

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Hillary and the Rumpelstiltskin Effect

I would like to think that most people know the tale of Rumpelstiltskin – the little elf who was able to spin straw into gold – and used that skill to gain further riches. On her book tour/exploratory campaign Mrs. Clinton appears to be channeling her “inner Rumplestiltskin.” I had the displeasure today of reading […]

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One and a half tickets……

    The envelope antagonized me.   Stared back at me from a bulletin board as a reminder of what was lost, and what still had to be found.   Such is the geography of a broken heart.   As a psychologist, a consistent theme that comes into my office or from friends and family […]

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Sexting and Second Helpings

Bet you didn’t know that your super sized burger and electronically cheating on your spouse are likely connected. There is actually a logical connection between Anthony Weiner’s antics and that oversized slab of cheesecake. The obesity epidemic is a controversial issue in the US, but the one thing we cannot deny is that portion sizes […]

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Stand By Your Man

It’s hard to watch uber-educated, power holding, game changing women living out a Tammy Wynette song. But here we are again. Fact is, Hilary Clinton is NOT a cautionary tale. Clinton stuck by her husband, who has likely been philandering since day one, and spun the political capital into gold – as secretary of state […]

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Wireless Witch Hunts

In just a 5-minute span of glancing at the newspaper today I read two very different accounts about the dark side of our unfettered ability to put information out there whenever we see fit. The internet sometimes feels like a latter day Salem. The first was about Reddit offering up an apology for its role […]

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Feminist Leanings………

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Marissa Meyer, Sheryl Sandberg – we don’t play in the same sandbox by any stretch – but their wealth and visibility give them a chance to make noise about an issue that the rest of us continue to struggle with daily. Women getting ahead. Women having it all. Women leading. So why don’t we “lean […]

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