Magical thinking makes links between actions and results. It’s trying to reason why things happen. This is how we eventually got the scientific method and cause and effect. We know now that bacteria and viruses cause illnesses and disease. We know some diseases are caused by genes. Science explains many things that we used to … Continue reading What Is Magical Thinking?
So Disability Pride Month ended yesterday. I didn’t even realize it had begun. I did realize that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was celebrating its 30th birthday because I did too this year. Disability Pride Month is an annual celebration that Americans with disabilities have at least some rights now. In theory, I’ve always … Continue reading Making Disability Visible
I’ve been feeling a lot of pain and anxiety in my body lately and I can’t meditate or do yoga, so I do pilates and I stress bake and cook, read, and watch movies because they distract me from my pain and ruminations at least a little bit. This picture is of one of my … Continue reading Breathing is Hard
I kept thinking about this topic especially after I realized I was thinking of some examples but they also aren't the ones that come up very often when you google this topic (I checked). I realized that NCIS has a few examples of therapy. Agent Gibbs and Dr. Confalone I have watched NCIS since the … Continue reading My Third Installment of Therapy in TV: NCIS
Originally, Booth, the macho-FBI agent and former sniper, goes to mandatory therapy after shooting a mechanical clown on top of an ice-cream truck. Booth has a phobia of clowns (which to be honest, I also share), but it’s really a response to the death of serial killer during a chase. Booth feels conflicted and guilty … Continue reading Therapy on TV: Bones