Archives for October 2012


Self-Leadership in a Polarized World

 “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.” Friedrich Nietzsche

I recently attended the 2012 Internal Family Systems Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. What a beautiful state framed against the budding colors of fall. I loved being there.

The conference was entitled, Self-Leadership in a Polarized World.  Dr. Richard Schwartz, founder of the Internal Family System model, while making introductions, stated “…one goal of the conference is to generate more Self energy that can be brought to bear on the polarization within us, our clients, and our county.”


The Phenomenon of Re-Enactment

Esteemed memoir coach, therapist, teacher, author, and speaker JerryWaxler wrote a six week commentary about various aspects of my newly published book, Ragdoll Redeemed: Growing up in the Shadow of Marilyn Monroe. In this post, I touch on some of his comments about which I either learned from or strongly reacted to. First, he talks about the lasting effects of sexual abuse. Wexler says, “Sexual abuse hurts for a lifetime, leaving behind a coating of shame.” Then he addresses, “reenactment”. ]