Dear Marsha,

How do we build a life worth living?Professor of behavioral psychiatry and director of Research and Therapy at the University of Washington in Seattle, Marsha Linehan is the founder of a clinical intervention called Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT; a tool that has helped many people hammer their way out of hell, including Marsha. Building…Read more Dear Marsha,

It’s a Crime

The headline: 20 Inmates Show the Heartbreaking Cost of Growing Old Behind Bars The invisible subtext: Their crimes are the direct result of untreated trauma within the context of systemic oppression. They are being punished for society’s lack of humanity which essentially makes criminals of us all. That's all I have to say about that,…Read more It’s a Crime

Gaslighting and the Great Divide

"Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, gaslighting involves attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim's beliefs."-Wikipedia A quick Google search on Gaslighting results…Read more Gaslighting and the Great Divide