Recent national events that have been before us unhidden and unbidden for years in our adult lives are now encroaching on our children. Last week they heard words like “siege” and “insurrection” as they heard adults question the longevity of democracy. For more than a year now they have been attentive to the rules surrounding…

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What are some specific signs/symptoms people might confuse for anxiety but are not symptoms of a disorder? These can be anything from normal feelings of worry, to signs of other mental health conditions that may be confused for anxiety symptoms. Anxiety is an emotional and biological condition that is mimicked by other symptoms such as…

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A great new phenomena has arisen where a small group, always the same people, often family members or a few very close friends, get tested frequently and can hang out together inside and out without masks. I call this the COVID BUBBLE. If you belong to a COVID BUBBLE you essentially lock down mostly otherwise,…

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In the Midst of World Changes, Will Narcissists See the Light? Will narcissists see the lights as history is being made around them?  Spouses, parents, children, and others are quarantined in their homes. How does the narcissistic man fare in these close quarters? Can he relinquish his need for superiority, endless rants of all his…

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Narcissism is in the political wind today. How do parents raise their kids to grow up to be empathic, industrious, happy adults with healthy mutual relationships? Meet Your Child’s Needs without Overindulgence Having early childhood needs for dependence and independence are normal. When met in a timely, developmentally appropriate, empathic manner the child learns his…

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Known and most popular for his abstract expressionism De Kooning has a long career with much ambiguity in his pictorial work as well. He is well known for his active brushwork, charcoal over drawing, and biomorphic forms. Visible revisions and changes in figure paintings reveal fragmented images and multilayered paint surfaces. After WWII he was…

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“King Lear” was remarkably performed Saturday night, Oct. 17 by talented equity actors. Shown on YouTube and Showtime it was a successful effort by unusually expressive actors who brought the play alive in an outstanding moving, dramatic portrayal of Shakespeare’s finest roles. Actors from all over the United States came together using Zoom to present…

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This virus in some ways is so mysterious in the way it has changed our lives. Whatever the causes, confusions, and basic growing facts, all our lives have been changed at every stage of life. How do we deal with change and uncertainty? Primarily we try to see the truthfulness of it all and accept…

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