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tue posted: Tue 2017-06-20 05:29:37 tags: healing
ThoughtCatalog: 20 Toxic Tactics Terrible title, good field guide for spotting narcissistic and/or abusive distortions. Back in college one of the courses I took when I was leaning toward a Psych degree was Abnormal Psych. In our journey through the DSM-IIIR of course we touched on personality disorders. When you're coming at it as an academic exercise, it's easy to think that all these disorders are rare and somewhat evenly distributed. But from my decades of experience, the conclusion I've come to is... (...more)
mon posted: Mon 2017-06-19 08:12:10 tags: books, healing
One of my Bookbub deals today was "The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage" for $1.99 (reg. 9.99). The top comments on Amazon are that the idea of "The 5 Second Rule" can be explained in one well-written blog post, or gleaned from the pertinent TEDx Talk (starting ~19:00), so don't waste your money. Here's the tl;dr version: As soon as you have an impulse to do something, start counting down mentally from 5, because you have 5 seconds to take action. If you don... (...more)
sat morning serenity posted: Sat 2017-06-10 10:27:10 tags: healing
Many recovery meeting groups follow a monthly cycle of formats: Speaker, Chair's Choice, Step Study, Annniversary. Each time I go to a meeting and hear the reminder that anniversaries are this part of the community traditions, I think "gee I should decide when to count my anniversary from". I ordered the Kindle ed of the "Big Red Book" 2016-08-24 and sampled a number of different meetings (GA FLL, NA Pompano, ACoA Boca FUMC East and Glades Presby) in Aug-Sept., so I'm good with rolling that anniversary up ... (...more)
thu (pt. 1) posted: Thu 2017-06-01 07:12:16 tags: healing
I've been pondering parallel situations that call into focus the sheer weirdness of the argument where my choices get misappropriated and twisted around as if they reflected on anyone but me. S1. Imagine you have an old friend whose clothing choices you sometimes question. What she wears is generally clean and in good condition - no fraying seams, patches, missing buttons etc. But sometimes you don't like some of the colors, patterns, fabrics, or cuts she wears. Anyway, one day you and your sister and y... (...more)
sat posted: Sat 2017-05-20 06:13:51 tags: counseling, healing
Stopped to check my po box and get gas en commute last night. 319.1mi/11.055gal=28.9mpg. Bank for pocket cash and settle up tire and electric bills with Miss Cupcake Chik-Fil-A post office - waited in the car and cranked up the tuneage e.g. the 'Surfers "The O-men" and NiN remix of "Who Was In My Room" Walmart. Looked for "Fifty Shades Darker" but it's not due til June 6. Nap. I dreamed I was meeting up to see a new Star Wars movie with Klaus, Dave, maybe others. Parking the car, traffic was slow ... (...more)