By the time she was 30 years old, “Roberta” was the mother of a beautiful baby boy she was crazy about—but about her husband “Harry,” the baby’s father, not so much; Roberta had more than enough of Harry. They fought all the time, and Harry was about done with Roberta, too. Their fights started getting physical; once, Harry threw a wooden salad bowl at Roberta, striking her in the chest, but this was an isolated case. Neither of their families provided help of any kind.
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The brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev worked together to kill,maim and terrify the people of Boston. It seems at first glance that the older brother, Tamerlan, may have been the instigator and mastermind of these attacks. Their relationship reminded me of another pair of terrorists, the Washington Snipers. They weren’t brothers, not even related, but the unbalanced power structure between the two may have something to say about how the Tsarnev brothers’ minds worked.
In the space of a few weeks, in the fall of 2002, the serial killers known as the Washington Snipers, John Muhammad and John Malvo succeeded in terrorizing people living… Continue reading →
Narcissism: Inside the Lonely, Envious World of the ‘Perfect Ones’ Narcissistic people prey on those lacking self-confidence, their perfect companions. But beneath the surface of narcissism lies shame, envy, anger, and loneliness.”
Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person | Video on TED.com. See this amazing, moving and sometimes funny video of an indomitable woman of spirit, whose Olympic dreams were ruined by a truck.
The day the world fell down, when planes turned into guided missiles and people became dust, I walked dazed from my office to hear people talk in the street and try to follow the news. No one could understand the incomprehensible at first.
Then I called my husband and children and made sure they were all right. My daughter in law was in downtown New York, trying to get away, on a bus headed to my house, looking for safety for herself and for her soon to be born baby. She spent the evening with us, then the next day… Continue reading →
Should You Attend a Friend’s Wedding Even If Your Heart Says “No”? Part II By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT If you remember from last month, Ellen had to decide about attending her friend Robin’s wedding, to be held in a far away resort- it would be a lot of fun, but Ellen didn’t have enough money to go and couldn’t take time off from her new job, either- she was scared she might be fired- she liked the job a lot, and jobs can be hard to come by. On the other hand, even though… Continue reading →
A serene game can help you feel calm.
Balancing on the heart By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT
Think about standing on one foot. Actually, if it’s available to you, I invite you to get out of your seat right now and stand on one foot in the tree pose- o ne foot on the ground, toes spread, while the other leg swivels from the hip out to the side; then the knee bends, and the foot rests on the calf or the inner thigh. Feel the air enveloping you, gravity grounding you. Breathe. Use a sturdy chair for balance; if you like, raise your arms… Continue reading →