“PSYCHOBIOSOCIOGEOPOLITICOECONOMIC”

In my opinion, symptoms, typically, do not occur within a vacuum but, rather, within an ‘n’-dimensional, multi-latticed, multi-tiered, multi-multipled context! This multi-dimensioned context provides a crucial staging ground from within which, and out from which, the adaptive meaning, purpose and value of any given “symptom” becomes readily identif...
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Child's Lament

Is life so dear Or death so near That victories are our food? Competition is tough And winning is rough And our mannerisms are crude. Is striving for gains Or wracking our brains For wealth and ugly power... All that we are living for In these rugged Uncomfortable hours? Author Note: Dr. Larry B. Gelman is a Clinical Psychologist and a Personal Men...
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Mentoring Moment

Disciple: “Lost I am, now must I what do?” Master: “A path you seek, may search I with you?” Disciple: “Direction implore I, do still I forsooth!” Master: “Illusion is maya, truth is truth.” Disciple: “Is maya of maya, not the ideal?” Master: “Illusion is illusion, only real is real.” Disciple: “Found I am, now know I my way.” Master: (Nothing need...
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"Time Heals" Absolutely Nothing!

It is said that “time heals all wounds...” But I know that “time heals” absolutely nothing! Time is a very clever hypothetical construct. It can be defined in a great many ways... But it must not be defined in all ways. There is a certain palpable relativity... To the absoluteness of the construct. If you think about it a little bit... I think you ...
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"Feelings Aren't Right"

“Feelings aren’t right.” They simply exist to orient us to what we need, want or require. Affective experience is an ontogenetic precursor to cognition. Developmentally, feelings occur long before our thinking with language is possible. As such, feelings are pre-verbal and pre-logical. Again, they simply exist to orient us to what we need, want or ...
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"FINE"

Inconsolable Sculpture
  Doctor: “How are you?” Patient: “Fine. Doctor: “What would you like to talk about today?” Patient: “Nothing much.” Doctor: “How come?” Patient: “Because I’m fine.” Doctor: “What exactly do you mean by fine?” Patient: “I thought you’d never ask!”   “F” stands for fucked-up.” “I” stands for inconsolable.” “N” stands for nothingness.” “E” ...
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Catching a Chimp

I once heard a story; About a very clever method; For catching a chimp. To be sure, I confess; I am truly uncertain; As to the true veracity of the tale; Yet, whether true or false; The implications are; Quite utterly profound! Start with an elongated; Heavy metal or ceramic urn; New or used will do; Do not monkey around! Put a tasty banana; Or olf...
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"Numbers Are Good!"

She started to panic. “Are you ok?” “No!” “Something wrong?” “Yes, I feel faint.” “What do you need?” “Do you have any sugar?” “How about some honey in tea?” “Perfect”, said she. “Crackers, too?” “That will do!” “Diabetic, are you?” “Yes.” “Last time you checked?” “Blood sugar?” “Yes.” “This morning.” “What did it show?” “Numbers are good!” “Could ...
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"I Ain't Got None"

My love of words was engendered by my mother. She was a master at feeding her three small children as a single parent with nary a nickel to work with and yet she always was able to cook-up a concatination (i.e., plethora) of etymologic sustenance. Words were requisite ingredients to cook-up lofty ideas and aspirational values associated with high h...
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5 Answers to Every Question

In my opinion, there are at least 5 answers to every question! 1. A 2. B 3. Both A and B 4. Neither A and B 5. Or something else we’re not smart-enough to know right now. The typical reply to a question is usually positional or A. The typical counter reply is usually oppositional, i.e., not A, or B. A: “The sky is blue.” B: “The sky is not blue.” A...
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Inciting Insight and Activating Action

The purpose of my writing is to “incite insight” and to “activate action.” I have no objection to ideas and efforts which differ from my own. In fact, I welcome them. My humble goal is to think and judge and act for myself. Along the way, I may have an opportunity to invite others to think and judge and act for themselves but only if they are recep...
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