Find Your G-Spot: Healthy versus Coercive Guilt

  My clients report LOTS of guilt. Guilt over everything . . . being a rebellious teen (thirty years ago) . . . failing to protect their children from unforeseen tragedies . . . eating desserts . . . not living up to their potential . . . breaking someone‚Äôs heart . . . flying … Continue reading Find Your G-Spot: Healthy versus Coercive Guilt

Trauma Therapy: How Healthy Rebellion Uses Anger to Heal

Healthy Rebellion, Part II: Can anger make you smarter? There've been two Me's in my life. My friends from high school only know the Deborah Before Trauma Recovery. This Deborah smiled too much and allowed herself to be manipulated. She tried too hard to be sweet because she thought it was her role in life … Continue reading Trauma Therapy: How Healthy Rebellion Uses Anger to Heal

Stages of Spiritual Development: Rebellion Saves Lives

Rebellion Saves Lives: How acts of disobedience preserve the real you. I loathe meetings. Most meetings bore the crap out of me and make me want to stand up and scream. Several years ago, when I worked as a university professor, I rebelled and stopped going to departmental faculty meetings. I did this out of … Continue reading Stages of Spiritual Development: Rebellion Saves Lives

Springfield, MO Psychologist: Disobey Your Mother to Survive

Healthy Rebellion, Part 2: Why You Must Disobey Your Mother if you Want to Survive I am a Springfield, MO Psychologist and published author. But, I am also a mother. I get it. Mothers create structure and nurture. We tell you what to do. We train, disapprove, lecture, and reward. Because we adore you. Because … Continue reading Springfield, MO Psychologist: Disobey Your Mother to Survive