Category Archives: Psychology

The rage of a punctured empty vessel

Bandy X. Lee is an expert on understanding violence. Before the 2016 US elections, she coordinated a book with a whole heap of other psychological experts to warn about the dangers of Donald Trump. Every one of the predictions in … Continue reading

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Long COVID: a question and answer

From Hilton Hiley: Hi Bob, I am glad you survived your opportunity to die, and amazed you could make me laugh about your experience. [Hilton is referring to my post, My bunyips are safe: 12th life] I wish I had … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, Health, Psychology

Staying sane despite the news

An excellent, brief article in Huffington Post by Julia Ries gives you 7 measures I approve of for caring for your mental wellbeing in our insane times. That man I refuse to call a President has had extraordinary treatment unavailable … Continue reading

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My dream job sucks

Hey Bob, Sally here. First, thanks for the information you’ve posted on your website. I’m 26. I went to college, received my bachelors and masters degree all in preparation for my dream job. I just got hired to my “dream … Continue reading

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In Midwest Book Review

It is something of an honour to have one’s book reviewed at the Midwest Book Review. I am delighted to let you know that Carolyn Wilhelm has made From Depression to Contentment one of the three books she gave a … Continue reading

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Irreconcilable differences

As my friends know, one of my current projects is Lifting the Gloom: An antidepressant primer of short stories. Here is its next instalment, written between about 4 and 6 a.m. this morning. Irreconcilable Sometimes, differences cannot be reconciled. You … Continue reading

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Accepting the Unacceptable, by Penny Fenner

Penny Fenner is a Buddhist psychologist, and one of my friends from before my retirement. She has just posted this, and has given me permission to share it with you. This year we’re being constantly challenged to “accept the unacceptable,” … Continue reading

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How to deal with anxiety

Suffering anxiety? Here is a new resource, with a contribution from me. After you have clicked on the link, go to the top of the page and read what 17 other people have offered. Katie Holmes must have put weeks … Continue reading

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Inside view of abuse

The title of the review is, I survived child abuse for years — here’s what everyone gets wrong about it, but, I, and probably most other psychologists, cannot be part of “everyone.” This informative, interesting little essay in Readers’ Digest … Continue reading

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Eulogy for Paul

This is the latest story I have written for my work-in-progress, Lifting the Gloom: An antidepressant primer of short stories. I am posting it now, because I want to use it to illustrate my contribution to the August, 2020 Rhobin’s … Continue reading

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