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Jun 282013

Time Magazine recently published an interesting article on self-disciplined people and how their discipline also goes toward them being happier. I definitely think that self discipline is important in our lives. That we do what we know is good for us even if we really don’t want to do that thing. My biggest hurdle in […]

Jun 272013

Getting out and going straight is difficult for any offenders, and for  those who come from the “lower levels” of our society without much education, or with mental health issues, it is a difficult task at best, even with good supportive families with enough resources to help the offender reenter society, even  if the offender […]

Jun 262013
Pedophiles never change

Murderer, Has Long Criminal History The Florida man accused of kidnapping and murdering an 8-year-old has a criminal history of child abuse that goes back decades. Donald James Smith, 56, allegedly abducted Cherish Perrywinkle from a Jacksonville Walmart Friday night. The girl’s body was found the next day in a wooded area in the same […]

Jun 252013
Nigella Lawson's abusive marriage

Sometimes in the “information age” something makes headlines because it happens to someone famous, and sometimes because it is so outrageous, and the following story is both. A famous woman is attacked by her husband in public, and caught on camera doing so. Of course he denies it was anything other than he was just […]

Jun 242013

As a retired registered nurse practitioner with certification in Family Practice, and in my several years of working in the mental health field, in both in and out-patient settings, and in my personal life, I have seen these relationships and the “abused abuser” who has lost the war with the other abuser. Dr. Eric Berne, […]

Jun 232013

Some  offenders  don’t  know enough about how the rest of the world thinks to even tell a “good” lie I saw this article about North Korea’s soccer team and how they had been apparently caught in a doping scandal, but were claiming that it was really an herbal medication that made them test positive for […]

Jun 202013
Appeasement of abusers, an impossible goal

The term appeasement is commonly understood to refer to a diplomatic policy aimed at avoiding war by making concessions to another power. Historian Paul Kennedy defines it as “the policy of settling international quarrels by admitting and satisfying grievances through rational negotiation and compromise, thereby avoiding the resort to an armed conflict which would be […]

Jun 192013

Dr. Victoria Greenleaf is not only a respected psychiatrist, but a prize winning poet, journalist and public speaker, she has many honors and has raised three sons, one of whom is a psychopath. This very tender memoir about her and her son’s relationship and how it poisoned her otherwise good marriage to her husband who […]

Jun 182013

Unfortunately the courts don’t seem to get it about domestic abuse. Some of the judges seem to think that just because a man is a serious wife beater, that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to be a “good parent.” I have a friend right now, whose ex husband seriously abused her and in Colorado where […]

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