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Stress and Taxes

Stress and Taxes

Last week would have been a good week for a nervous breakdown. Aside from busting my foot and having to cram five days of work into four, I was preparing to do the family taxes. Truth be told, I don’t hate doing the taxes, but, much like every American, the whole situation can crank my [Continue]

I Hate Cookies

I Hate Cookies

“A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties…Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward…” -Albert Einstein Do it and you get a cookie. That is the essence of behavioral modification therapy. The more I [Continue]

We Hold These Tweets to be Self-Evident

We Hold These Tweets to be Self-Evident

  I have a reputation as a troublemaker at work. That reputation is not so much earned by my interaction with my employers as it is the therapeutic interaction with my patients and their families. One of my core therapeutic ideals is that much of the non-medical symptoms of my patient’s issues (depression, anxiety ect.) [Continue]

Christmas Rock United

Christmas Rock United

  You know Mariah and Willie, Crosby and Williams, Conick and Mathis and King Cole and the Jacksons… But do you recall, the most eclectic Holiday music of all? I know. I know. With malls, stores and radio stations quitting their usual playlists in favor of pre-recorded holiday classics, you’re burnt out on Christmas music. [Continue]

Holi-Duped: Retail Rebellion

Holi-Duped: Retail Rebellion

“Eight days of Hanukkah, come let’s celebrate!” the voices sing. “Mind control…in sales and marketing, is simply the process of using natural human predispositions to break down defense barriers that are obstacles in the sales process,” Big Business declares. “Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright,” the carolers croon. “Crack the psychological [Continue]

Gratitude Doesn’t Suck

Gratitude Doesn’t Suck

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” -Dale Carnegie, motivational speaker and author of How To Win Friends & Influence People Her smile was still that of a child. Cherubic, bright-eyed. Recently homeless, she had been molested and raped on the streets of Philadelphia after running away from an abusive [Continue]

I Have a Halloweener

I Have a Halloweener

I love Halloween. Surprised? Why? Because it says on the homepage that I’m a Christian? Shouldn’t I shut my doors, turn off the lights, and curse the heathens in the darkness? Isn’t that what Christians do on Halloween? Maybe some do. Not this guy. Why? Because Halloween is as much about worshiping Satan as any [Continue]

The Horrific (Horror Fic?) Secret Project Revealed!

The Horrific (Horror Fic?) Secret Project Revealed!

I love reading Horror, yet I never took a stab at writing Horror, until recently. Part of the reason is because, though I love to read it, a good horror story idea had never lept into my brain. Until recently. Then it happened twice. (If this were a horror movie, that realization would have sounded [Continue]

How to Have Creative Intercourse

How to Have Creative Intercourse

How to begin creatively? Hm. The direct question approach? “Are you creative?” Nah. Too infomercial. The smug, know-it-all way? “The only creative thing about creativity is the definition by those who don’t have it of those who do.” Blech. Creative beginning, creative beginning… Creativity is like masturbation. Everyone does it, few harness it, and fewer [Continue]

Between Pain and Peace

Between Pain and Peace

    “Life is pain…Anyone who tells you different is selling something.” -The Man in Black, The Princess Bride I am a psychotherapist. I have worked with kids who have been in situations like being raped, locked in closets for days, whipped with electrical cords dipped in hot grease or had their parents killed by [Continue]

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