• Defensiveness is New Page on Website

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 10, 2011
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    It's the prickleyness of defensiveness that gets in the way of communication. It's quite a task to wade through defenses, because they are sticky, like muck in a swamp. My work is to help people be more open & vulnerable with each other, which is the opposite of defensiveness. We… Continue Reading

  • New Website Page On Shame & Perfectionism Worth Reading

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • January 6, 2011
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    "Perfectionism is a 200 lb. Shield." Dr.Brene Brown In the past 3 days I've worked with 15 different people on the issue of perfectionism. I watch someone I love in life struggle with it. It's very hard to effectively change. On my previous post I embedded a TED talk by… Continue Reading

  • The Kooky Things We Do Always Make Sense & The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • April 9, 2009
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    Psychology uses the words symptoms, defenses or resistance to describe the kooky things we all do. Too often¬†what gets overlooked is how kooky things make sense. So a woman who has the caretaker role in a family becomes depressed and distant because she is drowning in other people's needs and… Continue Reading

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