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Dec 312015
 
New Year's Eve Thoughts

I don’t know if you sit and take a look at the last year on New Year’s eve, but  I do. I look back and see the things that went well and the things that didn’t go so well. I’ve done this I guess since I became an adult. Since I finally made the conscious […]

Nov 232015
 

I try to stay away from “politics” here but an article of interest to me was posted on the net today. A lady whose husband was a school mate of mine accused Bill Clinton of raping and beating her. She was a campaign worker. Through the years there have been many many accusations of both […]

Nov 032015
 

Jared Fogle – Just One More Pedophile, But Wait……What About The Informant? So, the news about Jared Fogle is out and I have to wonder how long he’ll last in prison. He agreed to plead, “Guilty,” to charges of receiving child pornography, as well as traveling to engage in paid sexual encounters with children and […]

Nov 022015
 
DISSOCIATION

The discussions here on Family Arrested about dissociation and how we cope with trauma and stress got me to thinking about the things I have observed in others and also observed in myself. My first memory of discussion occurred when I was working in Africa as a wild life photographer and we were in a […]

Sep 122015
 
Enabling hurts everyone involved

I only have to look at my own family to see just how much enabling can hurt others. My maternal grandmother was the child of an abusive alcoholic father and an enabling mother. Her assigned family role was to keep the family secrets and pretend that “everything was lovely” no matter how bad it was. […]

Sep 092015
 

In today’s news I read an extremely sad story which is the result of a psychopathic stalker EX who went to the home of his ex wife who had a restraining order against him and held a gun to her head. He was wearing a mask and the woman’s son was able to shoot and […]

Aug 122015
 
Listening to our dreams

For countless generations throughout history, even in the Bible, people have believed that God (or gods) spoke to them in dreams foretelling the future and how they should prepare for whatever is coming. Freud and Jung believed that our subconscious was talking to us via our dreams and I think that may very well be […]

Aug 032015
 
TRIGGERS

My grandfather was sort of a “backwoods philosopher” and he had some interesting “sayings” and “proverbs” that definitely hit the truth on the head. One of the ones he told me when I was a little kid was “once a cat jumps on a HOT (wood) stove you’ll never get it on a cold one.” […]

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