Dichotomous Thinking—A Human Condition

I’ve studied psychology over the many decades of my life. A particular subject has always confused me. Now I know why. Dichotomous thinking [black and white] has been attributed to many pathological conditions. I live in a world of greys—there are many, many shades of greys. Overall, the human species has always appeared to be living in the world... Continue Reading →

My Response to “New Rules on Vaccine Exemptions Sought”

Salem News’s article, “New Rules on Vaccine Exemptions Sought” https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/new-rules-on-vaccine-exemptions-sought/article_302e0362-1e40-56c3-b372-7ca8a0abcfec.html is nothing more than a balm for public consumption.  In no way does it reveal the devastating impact these bills will have if passed into law.  Managing Editor Cheryl Richardson is aware that Industry is marching around the country—and even the world—rewriting our Laws to... Continue Reading →

Raising Children

  Even as a psychologist, my logical side, and emotional side are often at odds with (or even at war with) each other. It’s probably a result of being forced into a state of extreme survivalism as a child. I used my logic to save my life and/or avoid pain. Emotions poised like a runner waiting for the... Continue Reading →

Issy’s smile

via Istiak Needs a Kidney I saw Issy this morning.  His smile is brilliant.  He told me he showed his mother this post, and she told him it was a good omen.  He has accepted that he will probably die and that I do not doubt with the small response to this post.  I consider Issy... Continue Reading →

Istiak necesita un riñón

Istiak necesita un riñón. ¿Recuerdas esta cara sonriente? Escribí sobre Istiak en mi publicación: https://joycebowen.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/am-i-a-racist/ A menudo, iba a la tienda de conveniencia, y había un Istiak frunciendo el ceño detrás del mostrador. Yo engatusé y sonreí, y finalmente encontré ese sonriente Istiak representado tan prominentemente en estas imágenes. Siendo enraizado en la mente de un... Continue Reading →

बाल दुर्व्यवहार: एक वॉक डाउन मेमोरी लेन

  अधिकांश मुझे अपने सामाजिक मुद्दों से निपटने के लिए जानते हैं यह एक टोल ले सकता है दुनिया के साथ जो गलत है उसके साथ घूमना भयानक हो सकता है मुझे कुछ पता चल गया है कि मैं नहीं जानना चाहता हूं। हां, इयान वेनबर्ग- कोई न्याय नहीं है आप सही हैं, लेकिन इसका... Continue Reading →

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