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What Mad Men Taught Us About Trauma, Shame and Recovery

Don Draper was a survivor of childhood trauma. But, when we first met Don, the protagonist of the acclaimed television …

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Europe needs a shared social identity, and fast!

Comparing the recent rise of populism in Europe (or really across the world) with the rise of fascism and Nazism …

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It’s Not Always Depression, Sometimes It’s Shame

How can it be that a seemingly depressed person, one who shows clinical symptoms, doesn’t respond to antidepressants or psychotherapy? …

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A Tale of Parental Alienation

This is my personal experience of parental alienation. Hanging in my dad’s (well, my step dad) office for many years …

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Whatever Happened to Conner MacBride?

Thoughts of peer pressure bring a parent’s worst fears to mind: sex; drugs; uncategorized acts of stupidity; the fact that …

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My Son Doesn’t Like Sports and That’s Okay With Me

My son doesn’t like to play sports. And I’m okay with that. I’m not so sure about the rest of …

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What can we do when ‘Father’s Day’ isn’t “happy” for us?

If thinking about your father does not feel joyful to you for any reason, it is extra important for you …

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Men and Intimacy: How Do Our Families Shape Us?

“The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and …

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The Unattainable Standard For Men

Picture a twenty-four-year-old adorable, intelligent but anxious and insecure young man. Joe, as I will call him, often feels frightened. …

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What characteristics do you want in your brothers?

Hi, all wonderful men in my circles. I had the fortune to listen to the amazing speech from John Wineland …

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