GIFTS, DREAMS, AND MAKING IT HAPPEN – Marilyn Armstrong

The lie has become so ingrained in our culture that we accept it without question. Today, I question it, its validity and its basis. Just because it has become our national motto doesn't make it right. This is the lie we tell ourselves and our children: "If you want it bad enough and try hard … Continue reading GIFTS, DREAMS, AND MAKING IT HAPPEN – Marilyn Armstrong

TEENAGE SEXUAL ASSAULT – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to the Supreme Court and has been accused of attempted rape as a seventeen year old. This has precipitated a national debate over acceptable teenage behavior. Kavanaugh’s enablers have several, typical defenses for him. He was a hormone filled boy and boys will be boys – so he’s not … Continue reading TEENAGE SEXUAL ASSAULT – BY ELLIN CURLEY

QUICK AND EASY STRESS CONTROL – PART 4

This is the final part of a four-part series. You can read the others here: Part I, Part 2, Part 3. Stress Everyday stress is a killer. Literally. The greatest damage from stress is caused by excessive triggering of the fight-or flight (stress) response. These throw your entire system into high gear on a chemical … Continue reading QUICK AND EASY STRESS CONTROL – PART 4

QUICK AND EASY STRESS CONTROL – PART 1

I was a Yoga teacher for eight years. My training taught me a lot about the interrelationship between the mind and the body, on a physiological, scientifically explainable level. Using that knowledge, I compiled some quick and easy stress control techniques for my students I call “On The Go Stress Control”. These are small things … Continue reading QUICK AND EASY STRESS CONTROL – PART 1

FREUD AND MY FATHER, PART 1 – ELLIN CURLEY

(All quotes are from my father’s book, “My Analysis With Freud, Reminiscences”, by A. Kardiner, M.D.) My father’s first contact with Sigmund Freud was a letter he received in 1921 accepting him as a student of Freud’s in Vienna. My father had graduated from medical school in New York City and was having trouble finding … Continue reading FREUD AND MY FATHER, PART 1 – ELLIN CURLEY

RELATIONSHIP MYSTERIES – BY ELLIN CURLEY

My mother was a psychologist with a private practice. She saw lots of relationships up close and personal. She always wondered how people seemed to be able to find others who satisfied their unconscious needs. The Yin to their Yang. How, she would ask, does the sadist find the masochist? You need one of each … Continue reading RELATIONSHIP MYSTERIES – BY ELLIN CURLEY