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August 17, 2017
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Bigger, Heavier, Wider, Stronger

August 17, 2017 09:01 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Plus sized model, Ashley Graham, revealed in a recent interview that although she weighs more than her husband, Justin Ervin, he feels like he’s bigger. This begs the question, why is a size comparison brought into the equation? Yes, the caveman had to be stronger than “his” woman since he was going out to capture wild animals. But today? We never hear of men going out with their bow and arrow to shoot a wooly mammoth. [More]

July 20, 2017
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Is it NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)? Why Do We Care?

July 20, 2017 05:00 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Whether or not it is noticed or understood, it would be hard to find an individual who has not been stung by an encounter with someone who suffers from either NPD or ASD. A result of such a rendezvous would be the feeling that one was unworthy, invisible and, somehow, “less than “.This is exacerbated by the unexpected nature of the insult received. It would be safe, under these circumstances, to guess that one has been in contact with someone who is detached from the feelings that would be expected under normal circumstances. [More]

April 17, 2017
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Who's Afraid of Who

April 17, 2017 08:59 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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One of the truisms that have endured through the ages is the existence of the tension that is derived from the often disavowed rivalry between men and women. Men possess the advantage of physical strength. Women, however, hold what is frequently seen as the ultimate power — the ability to create life. [More]

December 12, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Childhood Revisited

December 12, 2016 02:23 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What is the one activity of childhood that is, in all likelihood, universally accepted as an effective way to withdraw from the pandemonium of daily life? What will occupy the mind and restore serenity in less time than one can measure? What is the diversion that has been adopted by the world of adults and has sold over 12 million units of functional escape from reality as the numbers continue to grow? [More]