Category Relationships

Is it me or is it capitalism? 

Check out this thought provoking, Dear Abby-esque inquiry & response. What do you think?  http://www.thenation.com/article/asking-for-a-friend-is-it-me-or-is-it-capitalism/ While it seems unrelated, I found myself thinking of this clip that I saw of Lady Gaga earlier today. She’s speaking to the lies that we can buy into (which we all do)   https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesvoicetv/videos/562976593849786/and how we’re losing connection with […]

Film: Black Psychoanalysts Speak

Awesome film, not to be missed. I suggest finding an hour to view it. Better yet, discuss it afterwards. Link to Black Psychoanalysts Speak Film & Transcript It will also be viewed/discussed this Friday, 1/9 from 6:30-8:30p at PINC in SF. $10 members, $20 general public

On Neediness: the undesirable trait and suggestions on how to deal with it

  On Neediness: the undesirable trait and suggestions on how to deal with it By Lindsay R. Repko, LMFT Fundamentally, there is nothing wrong with having needs, nor is really wanting your needs to be met. Our culture however, has turned neediness into a kind of taboo. The word itself almost instantly incites an irritating […]

Freudian slip: One woman’s experience in psychoanalysis

This author delineates her experience in psychoanalysis. To her surprise, her Freudian analyst offers much help and perspective. Freud offered many gifts to the field, the Freudian slip being one of them. Enjoy. Article Here from the Canadian Huffington Post!

Relationships: Contemplating them

The following is an excerpt from the book Schopenauer’s Porcupines by gifted writer, Deborah Anna Luepnitz, PhD. She writes about relationships in an accessible way and captures nuances like few others. I encourage you to consider purchasing the whole book. She also wrote The Family Interpreted. [The porcupine was a gift to Freud from psychologist […]