About Me…

Having a deeper understanding of yourself makes life more meaningful.

The question is, how does one do this in the midst of twenty-first century living? Over fifteen years ago I began studying psychoanalytic theory, practicing Buddhist meditation, and incorporating creative contemplative time into my life. My writing shares how the integration of theory, practice and creative time enriches our lives.

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Nicky Mendenhall
You Were There Too was full of unexpected surprises. You can rest assured, I am only going to disclose one. This post will not be riddled with spoiler alerts.   After reading a review of this book in the New York Times Book Review, I filled […]
Thanks for opening this post! Because you’ve come this far, here is a more accurate and descriptive subject heading:   According to Freud, Why Is It Difficult To Pay Attention?    Freud wrote that as humans, we want to preserve the status quo, which means we […]
 My in progress memoir, embellished with the controlling metaphor clearing vision, was dispatched to three beta readers on the day I was escorted to Wolfe Surgery Center to autograph forms acknowledging possible disastrous outcomes if I agreed to authorize replacement of a severely clouded left lens. […]

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