Category Archives: Musings & Rants: Life

Why Your Woke Therapist May Be Doing You More Harm Than Good

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(adapted for CTA from An Excess of Woke Thinking May Harm Mental Health or Relationships at Valerietarico.com) Popular forms of social justice activism are creeping into psychology training programs and therapist offices. Even if woke theory is your preferred path to … Continue reading

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An Excess of Woke Thinking May Harm Mental Health or Relationships

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Some far left sociocultural norms and habits of thought contradict what we know about healthy relationships and emotional regulation. As a psychologist, I sometimes ponder how cultural trends relate to personal growth and mental health. One such current in my … Continue reading

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Tradition is no Excuse for Cruel, Harmful Behavior like the Faeroe Islander Dolphin Slaughter

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It’s time to stop excusing cruel, unjust or destructive practices simply because they are traditional.  This week, people from the Faeroe Islands, an autonomous territory within Denmark, hunted down a pod of 1428 white-sided dolphins, highly intelligent social animals. The … Continue reading

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Believe Women is the Beginning of a Process, not the End

Followed blindly, ‘believe women’ diminishes both women and men—and our quest for justice. Many women who have been part of the #MeToo movement, including public leaders, continue to support Joe Biden despite Tara Reade’s accusations. Trump believers and some diehard … Continue reading

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Why Conservative Religion Has Become a Disease Vector

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Religious believers are spreading coronavirus through the same mechanisms that spread religion itself. What is it about religion and COVID-19? Across the U.S., conservative Christian leaders have fought to be exempted from public health limits on social gatherings. In state … Continue reading

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