The Wolf of Wall Street meets For Love and Money

December 25, 2013 we will see the advent of another Christmas and dare-I-say the much anticipated release of, The Wolf of Wall Street. It  is a visually titillating biography that depicts the story of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who rose to great financial heights in the eighties and nineties only to crash and burn by the hand of his own gluttony…

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The Healing Lane: Reflections of My Recovery Journey

My EMDR Story on PBS by Sara Palmer  (Reprinted here with permission) Wednesday, October 23, 2013 When I started down the Healing Lane many months ago, I had no idea of what I was really embarking upon. After all, how could I? I had spent years on the Road of Dis-Ease, causing physical and emotional…

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Do You See What I See? Identifying Dysfunction in the Family System

In “Fabled Truths and Family Lies,” published in The Meadows’ Meadowlark Summer 2010 newsletter, I wrote about a client’s experience with childhood sexual and emotional abuse, her skewed self-doubt, and her perceptions surrounding that abuse in her family-of-origin. Specifically, I addressed the challenges that arose for Leah* as she confronted her family’s collusion and denial…

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Financial Porn

On financially transmitted diseases: Derivatives are like sex. It’s not who we’re sleeping with, it’s who they’re sleeping with that’s the problem. – Warren Buffett In an age of round-the-clock news dispatches akin to heard it before it even happened, it’s any wonder that those affixed to their personal electronic BFF can appreciate what life was like…

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The Price of Love: Sex, Money and Addiction

Debra L. Kaplan, M.A., LAC, LISAC, CMAT, CSAT-S Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Westward Look Resort, Tucson, Arizona A couple’s relational currency may speak to what they each value; yet unspoken dynamics often drive their relating. The value of sex and money are two constants in relationship that create negative and…

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