Oct 172013
Observing a Psychopath

Years ago, I rented a car and drove over a mountain pass to pick up the psychopath and his minion from his job site.  Psychopath rode shotgun while Minion sat behind him in the backseat. In my rearview mirror I could see Minion's eyes and he could see mine. On the drive back I chose…

May 222012
Steps to Healing from Domestic Abuse

A friend asked me this: What are the steps toward healing from an encounter with a psychopath? Validate that the abuse really happened. First, and most important is to be validated. An abuser understands that the abuse has more power when the victim is alone. Isolation doesn't have to be physical, just as violence doesn't…

May 172012
How Psychopaths Self-Sabotage.

The Shoes. One of my earliest memories is of learning to put on my own shoes. The first time I put on my black Mary Janes by myself, I proudly went to show my big brother. I was three and he was four.  He just looked at me and didn't say anything.  His lack of…

Apr 252012
Denial is the Mythology of our Future.

I've recently learned something interesting about caterpillars. Inside the caterpillar body, there are clumps of cells called imaginal discs. These discs, which carry the butterfly DNA, are dormant for most of the caterpillar's life. Once the caterpillar enters the pupa stage, where it's encased in a chrysalis, embryonic cells called imaginal cells begin to sprout…

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