Friday, July 14, 2017
Narcissistic Personality Disorder vs. Normal Narcissism: In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a proud young man who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. He was so enchanted by his image that he couldn’t leave it, so he starved to death. Now, if he had just looked into the pool (as many of us do when we check the mirror as we go out the door in the morning), said to himself something like, “Lookin’ good, dude” and moved on, he would have been okay. That quick check in the mirror is normal, healthy narcissism. Feeling good about oneself, talking about it, even bragging now and then, isn’t pathological. Indeed, it is essential to a positive self-esteem. As comedian Will Rogers once said, “It ain’t bragging if it’s true.” But there are those, like Narcissus, who need to see themselves as especially attractive, interesting and accomplished most of the time -- whether they deserve it or not. They have Narcissistic Personality Disorder. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), this is only 6.2 percent of the U.S.
Friday, June 16, 2017
The Sandra Rucki sentencing hearing. The mother who abducted and hid her two daughters for 944 days. The judge addresses the abuse endured by the daughters and family members because of the mother's animous towards their father. These children had 2 1/2 years of their life with their father and siblings stolen because of their mother's animosity. Ron and his two children, Shelby and Ronald have lived 20 years (7,000+ days) without each other because of Jodi's personal demons and enemies created in her own mind thus creating their brain washing and alienation from each other.