Why do some narcissists turn ugly and mean so quickly?

Ken Heilbrunn, former Retired Radiologist (1984-2012) Your question hits at one of the most important aspects of this disorder, one that professionals deliberately look for in making a diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), as opposed to something else. I hope you read the posts by Elinor Greenberg. She trained and worked at the Masterson […]

The Serpent’s Blood

“Do you see it?” asked the teacher. “Behind the rock,” I replied. It was a snake, brown and black, and slithering in the desert sand. “What do you know about snakes?” he asked. “I know to avoid them.” “Nothing more?” “Not much.” “What you should know is that snakes are cold-blooded.” “Why is that important?” […]

The Shamayim and the Aretz

He led me out in the darkness of the night to a sandy expanse. There we lay down and gazed up into the star-filled skies. “It’s so vast,” said the teacher, without turning from his upward gaze. “The sky?” I answered. “I would think it is.” “In Hebrew, the word for heaven is shamayim. The […]

The Midbar

He took me out in the desert to an immense valley surrounded by reddish mountains, which turned increasingly purple and blue as they extended out into the far distance. “What words come to your mind,” said the teacher, “when you look at the desert wilderness?” “Dry …barren …hot …austere …severe …hard …forbidding …” “And when […]

Dream killers (5)

Hebrews 11:26 NIV Moses discovered that when you’re not fulfilling your God-given dream, a king’s palace won’t make you happy. “By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God…because he was looking ahead to his […]


Die storie speel af in ‘n landelike gebied waar ‘n gesin op ‘n plaas woon. Die hele gebied loop erg deur onder ‘n uitmergelende droogte. Sake word vererger deur ‘n hittegolf wat hom in die gebied kom staan-maak het, wat lewe in die gebied amper ondraaglik maak. Op die lande staan die gesaaides inmekaar gedraai […]