Rule Oriented Behavior, Self-Acceptance, and Negative Peer Review

If you set a rule for yourself for productivity, and then someone rejects you based on your own rule, it halts you with internalized guilt and shame.  If you get ride of the rules that exist by parenting that were

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Henry Darger and His “Realms of the Unreal”

  Henry Darger and the “Realms of the Unreal” Henry Darger on Wikipedia Henry Darger was an artist. He was a recluse, and a janitor in Chicago. He made more pages of art and writing (somewhat like a long graphic

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The Language of the Unfamiliar and the Inner World

Many people are probably afraid to ask this question of me, “what is it like to go mad?”  I think I can answer this question with an analogy. I saw a road sign that said “This way to the land

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Towards Free Engagement in Ideas about Myself and the World

Free engagement is doing things that are uninteresting, but beneficial and helpful to others.  To problem solve ways to use my interest in cultivating a sense of adventure from boredom, and not interest as an escape from boredom. Free engagement is

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Irrational Beliefs, Rational Beliefs

What does it take to be happy? Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), was developed by Dr. Albert Ellis in 1955. It has since flourished and spawned a variety of other cognitive-behavior therapies. REBT’s effectiveness, short-term nature, and low cost are

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