Projection

This is embarrassing to admit - even with a MA degree in Psychology I did not understand the power of projection. I loved studying Psychology but honestly, I approached it the way Catholics approach the bible.  The ideas/stories in the bible, according to Catholicism,  are metaphorical.  I don't think I've ever heard a Catholic claim … Continue reading Projection

Boundaries Enrich Life

If you are mired in the clutches of a narcissist you probably have no idea what boundaries are, let alone how to use them.  I am a newbie to boundaries so my information is limited, but I am an expert on a lack of boundaries and the end result. Boundaries, if you don't know, are … Continue reading Boundaries Enrich Life

Are we People or Puppets?

I just heard Robin Roberts (GMA) say this regarding last nights debate, and it's effect on voters: "Later we'll hear from the people who might decide this election. Um...will decide this election" I'm not usually one to buy into conspiracy theories, but I have to say, this got me wondering.   Did she mistakenly let … Continue reading Are we People or Puppets?

What’s Left of Me?

It's ironic that I have a Master's degree in Psychology but had no real idea what the buzzwords actually meant.  Words like emotional abuse, projection, dissociation, and denial, all so relevant to the therapeutic process, were only concepts; ideas I could define but not really relate to.  It's a good thing I decided not to … Continue reading What’s Left of Me?