In The Little Book of Meaning Laura Berman Fortgang reveals that while our hunger for a “meaningful” life can be enormous, our desire for meaning is usually satiated by small, bite-size morsels of meaning—the small, almost incidental events or “achievements” that comprise the fabric of our lives.
In the audio program, “Coping With Difficult Toxic and/or Abusive People” A.J. Mahari talks about the reality of coping with difficult, toxic and/or abusive people generally with a focus on the reality that holidays bring out the worst of the worst in toxic relating.
There are many legacies within the over all legacy of childhood sexual abuse. Each one of them is a journey of unfolding pain and possibility. Sexual abuse in childhood is a betrayal and is experienced as abandonment. Depending upon the age that one is sexually abused the consequences can be very dire indeed.
Welcome back United States of America! Wow! As a Canadian, who has been glued to the television and watched so much of the election coverage and Obama election victory and now Obama’s Inauguration, I just have to say, Congratulations U.S.A!
The focus on weight loss promoted by a bloated and dysfunctional diet industry causes many New Year’s resolution ideas and media-based stories to focus on people of size in ways that promote fat phobia. Size acceptance would be a much more productive New Year’s resolution on the part of everyone.
Are Oprah’s weight issues a negative influence on young females – on women – heavier women in general? What is the message that Oprah’s discomfort (narcissism and vanity?) with her own weight/size/body image and issues being sent to women and to younger females?
Society, especially media, television and movies, sets out unrealistic expectations of people in general but more specifically women when it comes to the issue of how much one weighs. Oprah now says she isn’t going to be so focused on being thin. but that she will be more focused on being healthy and strong.
I tried to explain my attraction to “crack-up,” with its suggestion of a psyche in fragments, of something whole that had come apart. I preferred it to “breakdown,” which in some cases denoted nothing stronger than being reduced to tears. “Mental illness,” the term accepted as correct by almost everyone, was out of the question: it covered every disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, including premature ejaculation and cannabis-induced disorder.
Senator Barack Obama made history last night by being elected the next president of the United States of America. This historic election embraced by African-American inclusion has left gays and lesbians behind. As the world, including the majority of Canadians, celebrate this wonderful step forward for Americans, is the world paying attention to the on-going discrimination against Lesbians and Gays?
Dr. Bernie Siegal is the author of the book, “Buddy’s Candle”. My great grandfather heard the rabbi say, “I wish I were God.” “Do you want to be God so you can change the bad into the good?” “No, I wouldn’t change anything. I want to be God so I can understand.” Remember our present problems are not new to mankind. Ninety percent of the natives of South America died when the explorers brought infectious diseases to their continent that they had no immunity to and forty per cent of Europeans died during plagues of the past.