Just in time for the pub date of my book, the (slightly bizarre) NYT review of my book went live today! Read it here!
A while back, I wrote a post worrying over the difference between pride and narcissistic self-display. Iâ€™ve since made peace with this issue and feel comfortable expressing my feelings of pride in accomplishment, sharing my joy with friends and family members eager to rejoice along with me. Iâ€™ve also been helped by a recent example… Continue reading On Narcissistic Self-Promotion
Due to chronic lower back pain, caused mostly by spending too much time seated at my desk and staring at a computer screen, I decided to enroll in a four-week yoga workshop designed for people with similar issues. Like many of you, Iâ€™ve spent lots of time attending group physical fitness classes of different kinds… Continue reading Triggered by Shame
Earlier this week, my friend Sherry came over for dinner. After asking all about her trip to Las Vegas and briefly discussing our vacation, I finally got around to telling her of some recent developments in my writing career (more about this in a moment). After a few minutes, she said to me, “So you… Continue reading The Fear of Seeming Narcissistic
My recent posts got me to thinking about the term mental illness and how stigma-laden it remains to this day. As a society, we’ve come a long way from the bad old days when most people were too ashamed to admit going to a psychiatrist, when families kept those members with obvious psychological problems hidden… Continue reading The Shame in Mental Illness