Ignorance, Lack Of Empathy And Prejudice Leads To Terrorism

Terrorism never starts suddenly in a vacuum or out of the blue.  No, it starts by ignorance, lack of empathy, and prejudice that grows into intolerance for those different from you. They could have a different color of skin, a different nationality,  a different religion, different sexual orientation or a different ethnicity. Prejudice mixed with scapegoating… Read More »

Mother Mary Procession Along The Seine, Assumption Day In France

August the 15th is Assumption Day and a national holiday in France.  I will be joining the Mother Mary procession along the Seine. It is a special day of celebration for Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians, who call it  the Dormition of Mary. Assumption is my favourite Marian holiday, that is also the anniversary of… Read More »

Personality Disorders and Pathological Traits

People often ask me about  personality disorders and  the pathological  traits  seen in them. I am going to describe  pathological traits that we see in Narcissistic,  Borderline  and Antisocial or Sociopathic personality disorders. The DSM V has put them in a specific cluster of personality disorders because they often share pathological traits with each other.… Read More »

Archeological Digs Around Paris And Fascinating Documents

No, I haven’t been digging around Paris, but plenty of archeologists do daily. I was able to see first hand what archeologists really do and see some very fascinating documents at the National Archives where the archeological festival was held. Paris has many treasures and secrets buried beneath this old city.  Though the underground looks… Read More »

With Grief, Depression And Losses, Setbacks Are Inevitable

This is for those of us who are dealing with grief, losses of any kind, depression, physical or mental illness or any difficult life situation.   Climbing out of a deep valley of despair is treacherous at best and setbacks are to be expected. The slippery slope of recovery is difficult to tackle, even to those… Read More »