By Alex Chapunoff, LMHC
You may be happy to learn that, as a whole person, you have many parts. The body has many parts, why should the mind or personality be different? The way you think, feel, and act is a composite result of how your parts are doing. It makes more sense than the typical “unitary” approach in psychology where a person is seen as being “one personality only” or, at most, two personalities—conscious and subconscious. It explains things that prior seemed incomprehensible.
Film Review: “Hope Springs” (2012)
By Alex Chapunoff, LMHC, TIRF
Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a middle-aged couple married for many years. Financially, they are doing well but Kay feels the spark has long left the marriage, leaving her with a mechanical, routine existence. She yearns for real connection to, and emotional authenticity with, her husband: unfortunately, he is very closed off and skeptical, and aloofly resists her attempts to change the comfortable (for him) but bland status quo.
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