Tag Archives: psychology

Book Review: Mental Epidemics

Mental Epidemics:  Two Lectures, by J. S. Gilmore It should be remembered in times of great concern about physical health that humanity is not only prey to epidemics resulting from viruses and bacteria and the like, but also mental epidemics … Continue reading

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On The Asymmetry Of Predator Love: Part Three

So far in this series we have previously discussed the meaning of predator love as being a selfishly oriented and objectifying desire to fulfill one’s longings and hungers as well as some of the ways that this sort of love … Continue reading

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A Constant State Of Unease

Yesterday, the first split sermon speaker gave a message that discussed health in both a physical and a spiritual sense and in discussing the problems of stress he commented on the constant state of unease that was present in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Out Like A Virgin

Making Out Like A Virgin:  Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma, edited by Catriona McHardy and Cathy Plourde There is a deep and unrecognized contradiction at the heart of this book.  The title of the book and the sentiment … Continue reading

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The Bleakest House Of All

In reading a genre-confused book by a wannabe author called Bleaker House, in homage to the bleakness of her nearly uninhabited island (named Bleaker) in the Falklands and to a late-period Charles Dickens novel called Bleak House, I was struck … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joey

Joey:  How A Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn To See, by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley At the core of this book is an inspirational tale of a blind and mistreated horse who ended up being a kind and compassionate therapy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Madness In Civilization

Madness In Civilization:  A Cultural History Of Insanity From The Bible To Freud, From The Madhouse To Modern Medicine, by Andrew Scull Madness has always presented a difficult challenge to civilization and it has drawn out the assumptions that exist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mean People Suck

Mean People Suck:  How Empathy Leads To Bigger Profits And A Better Life, by Michael Brenner [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I think it can be safely agreed … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor

How To Think Like A Roman Emperor:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Marcus Aurelius, by Donald Robertson A more accurate title for this book would have been:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Donald Robertson.  Very often in life we find that people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents:  7 Ways To Stop The Worry Cycle And Raise Courageous & Independent Children, by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons This book is really aimed at children of anxious parents who themselves are being raised, often unconsciously, … Continue reading

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