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An Impotent Talisman

When gripped by terror and anxious ruminations regarding the risk of my automotive travels, mom settled on what she deemed the only solution. Were my mom’s intent to actually protect her child, as opposed to simply mollify her own disquiet, perhaps, she’d have considered other options.

The Elephant in the Dance Studio

You can listen to the third episode of my new podcast, Surviving the Shit, by clicking above. TRIGGER WARNING: this one regards eating disorders. I analyze my own experience through a psychoanalytic lens, within the context of my growing awareness of autism and my life experience as a human on the spectrum.

Regularly Scheduled Content

I’ve diverted my attention towards all things autistic with my recent diagnosis; however, between shoots for my myriad vlogs this week, I have been working on this new episode of Dissecting Dumb Shit about psychological defense mechanisms. Watch the video to learn how we use control to ward off feelings of helplessness.

Pure O

In today’s episode of Dissecting Dumb Shit, I discuss the use of compulsion as a defense against helplessness. I share my own experience with Pure O- OCD. Enjoy!

Very Superstitious

When we enact superstitious rituals, we attempt to control things of which we have no real control. In this video, I share ways I have been impacted by the superstitions of others, as well as my own OCD rituals, which I used in attempt to control external events.

DDS: OCD and Shame

When I was 12, my family was a battlefield. The three other members were embroiled in contentious arguments, while I played (or attempted to play) the role of peacemaker. Because I considered myself the family diplomat, I repressed anger and rage.

DDS: Projection

In today’s video, I continue discussing psychological defenses as explained by Joseph Burgo in his book, Why Do I Do That? I discuss several different ways that we use projection as a defense…against guilt, against disappointment, and as a defense of character.