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Anger Management – Movie Review

by Izzy Kalman (August 2003) I missed this movie, starring Adam Sandler and the incomparable Jack Nicholson, when it was playing in theaters. Though it won’t be available on video/dvd for another month, I got to see it recently not once, but twice, within the same week. My family watched it on Movie on Demand […]

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Obesity and Teen Suicide

by Izzy Kalman (August 2003) I have said many times that being teased is a major factor in teen suicide; that for every victim of teasing who commits a school shooting, there must be at least a hundred who take their own lives. (You can read more about this in my essay, Columbine Made Simple) […]

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Blame versus Responsibility

by Izzy Kalman (August 2003) The solution to emotional difficulties is not new. For thousands of years, wise people have known that the secret to happiness begins with taking personal responsibility for our lives. You will not find any ancient wisdom that teaches the path to enlightenment is blaming others for our difficulties. Treatment based […]

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From Neurosis to Personality Disorders

by Izzy Kalman (August 2003) (Please excuse me for the exaggerated generality of what I am saying in this article.) In general, people with personality disorders suffer in life, readily express their anger about their problems, and have difficulty maintaining relationships. However, they blame others for their difficulties and are surprisingly satisfied with themselves. They […]

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On Prejudice

by Izzy Kalman (August 2003) At a recent seminar, I set up a role-play to demonstrate how racial insults can be dealt with in a positive way. Someone volunteered to be an anti- Semite and insult me for being Jewish. Several participants, including the volunteer herself, claimed that bigots cannot have any self-esteem – that […]

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