Every day people struggle with negative feelings. Some folks move in and out of them easily, while others get stuck in them and choose to end their lives. When a celebrity takes their own life the media is quick to respond. TV and radio show hosts bring on experts to discuss suicide prevention and ads […]

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I would like to survey some themes from Modern Psychoanalysis of the Schizophrenic Patient by Hyman Spotnitz. What is it about? Well, in the preface he explains that his intention in writing this book was to provide an educational manual to students at “modern” psychoanalytic institutes. When I was a student at the New York […]

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According to all of the psychiatrists I’ve seen I have a mental illness. I’m not currently insane but I have been before which nonetheless makes me one of the crazy ones. Is this fair? I certainly didn’t think so when I was diagnosed as bipolar and seven years thereafter. Even now, although I’ve finally accepted […]

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There is no room for self-doubt if there is to be growth. Doubt slows you down and gets in the way of growing into the person you are truly meant to be. It is false beliefs, based on programming from your life, that takes over. You must understand what the false self is in order […]

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Did you know that before you were born Spirit assigned you hyperdimentional beings to protect and assist you through your earthly travels? What a testimony to how much you’re loved! Did you also know that for the most part they can’t aid you without your explicit consent? When’s the last time you talked with or […]

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An abstract painting featuring yellow, purple and red blothces on a black background.

“Everyone recognizes the certainty [of his death], but lays it on one side, like other theoretical truths that are not applicable in practice, without taking it into his vivid consciousness.” (Schopenhauer) When Sigmund Freud arrived at the possibility of a “death instinct” in Beyond the Pleasure Principle he acknowledged that he had “unwillingly steered our […]

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The mind is the place of logic and reason and it gives you the ability to collect, organize and store information. When it’s time to make a decision, your mind parses all your past experiences and tells you what to do to be safe. While this can be a good thing is some situations it […]

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Life and this reality are full of paradoxes, and you’ll hear them all the time. For example: The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know. And that’s super true. But I’ve found that one of the most difficult paradoxes to grasp, and one of the most important if not the most […]

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Bonnie McLean practices Chinese medicine. She and her colleagues condone interdisciplinary healing which she concludes makes them an integrative team. She believes that because they sometimes refer patients to medical practitioners like psychiatrists their services are complementary.

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