What Is Displacement in Psychology? — Fighting for a Future

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By Kendra Cherry Displacement is a psychological defense mechanism in which negative feelings are transferred from the original source of the emotion to a less threatening person or object. The negative emotions elicited toward the source of the feelings are instead redirected toward a more powerless substitute. This target may take the form of a person…

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How Does the National Popular Vote Compact Work? — Political⚡Charge

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What if I told you there is a way to make the Electoral College obsolete, and without needing a constitutional amendment. That way is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Especially with Colorado signing on to be the 12th state in the Compact, it seems like a good time to look into it. Why do […]

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The Mountain

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Filosofa's Word

A few days ago, I came upon a poem.  Typically, I pass right on by most poetry, for unless it’s very short, like a limerick, I rarely understand it.  In college, poetry thoroughly defeated me, even the simplest of them.  But, for some reason this one caught my eye and I read it … once, then again. And I thought, “BINGO!”  This is how I sometimes feel, as if I simply can’t do what needs to be done.  However, being a stubborn wench I typically give myself a good ‘talking to’ and get on with the business at hand.  But this poem struck a chord, and its message is, I think, beautifully and yet simply conveyed.  The poem, titled The Mountain, is by Laura Ding-Edwards of Herefordshire in the United Kingdom.  Since I enjoyed it, I thought perhaps you might also …

The Mountain

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I’ve Been Diagnosed With Sensory Over Responsivity

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My life after Alcoholics Anonymous

I saw both my counselor and psychiatric nurse yesterday in order to address my treatment-resistant depression, anxiety and other symptoms. My counseling session was difficult, but my session with my psychiatric nurse is better. In the end, I’ve been diagnosed with Sensory Over Responsivity, which can lead to what is called “sensory overload” or “sensory meltdown”.

My counseling session was frustrating as my counselor asks me a lot of questions to determine how to help me. I finally just decided to say “I don’t know” to my counselor’s questions when I didn’t know the answer. She, for example, asked if I can think of a good time in my life when I felt confident and reassured when I am depressed and what that good time would be. I thought about it and told her that college and graduate school were good times of my life. Then she asks me to…

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What If He Had Been White?

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It happened over a week ago, on March 1st, in Boulder, Colorado.  Zayd Atkinson was minding his own business, picking up trash on his own property.  Suddenly a police officer approached him to ask who he was, why he was there, what he was doing, as if he were an interloper or a suspect in some crime.  The officer pulls his gun, although he doesn’t point it directly at Zayd, and soon the officer is joined by seven other officers.  Did I mention that Mr. Atkinson is African-American?  Did I even need to mention that?

At couple of Zayd’s neighbors were in the area, saw what was happening, and tried to tell the officer that he was only picking up trash, that he lived there.  One even happened to film the incident.  The officers ultimately walked away, after checking his identification and were finally convinced that Mr. Atkinson…

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Five Practical Ways to Support a Grieving Parent — NANMYKEL.COM

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Originally posted on thelifeididntchoose: It’s oh, so hard to know what to do when you are watching a heart break. You want to reach out and make it better, make the pain go away, make a difference. But it seems like nothing you can do will matter much in the face of such a huge…

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