Category Archives: Psychiatry

RETIRED? TAKE THE MOST UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A-KIND JOURNEY OF YOUR LIFE, by Art Smukler MD, author and psychiatrist

WHERE? A place no one but you will ever visit. WHEN? Now… Tomorrow… Whenever you choose. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? No money. Only time and courage. Yep, you probably are on the verge of guessing it — a trip … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Psychiatry, Self Examination | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

LESSONS FROM THE CHAIN GANG, REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST, by Art Smukler

I belong to Plato, a group in Los Angeles devoted to learning. As the editor of the monthly newsletter, I was called upon to write my bi-monthly editor’s note. Given that today is Yom Kippur, a day of reflection, I … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Psychiatry, Raising Children, Self Examination, Uncle Bill's Place, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

POTUS IS NAKED or THE ADVANTAGES OF A MIND EXPOSED by Art Smukler MD, author and psychiatrist

We’re all sick and tired of hearing the story of THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES. Well, please, be a good sport for just one more time. It has a new satisfying twist. Ha. If you can’t have a good time writing … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Childhood Trauma, Politics, Psychiatry, Self Examination, World events, a psychological view | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

A PEP TALK FOR WRITERS, by Art Smukler, author and psychiatrist

Last night, Hillary Clinton said something on the Rachel Maddow Show that really struck a bell, more like a gong. She said, “I’m living rent free inside of Donald Trump’s brain, and it’s not a very nice place to be.” … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Politics, Psychiatry, Self Examination, World events, a psychological view, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

WHAT’S THE SECRET REASON PEOPLE EITHER HATE OR LOVE TRUMP? Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Like the main part of an iceberg, hidden from view under the dark icy water, our unconscious mind, hidden from consciousness by defenses like denial and repression, is the real bulwark behind our feelings and actions. Freud theorized that access … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Bullying, Politics, Psychiatry, Raising Children, Self Examination, World events, a psychological view | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

REPUBLICAN SENATORS BELONG IN KENYA AND TANZANIA, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Every year 2 million wildebeests and 800,000 zebra and gazelles form a super herd and race 0ver 500 miles through Kenya — Masa Mara, and Tanzania, –Serengeti, in search of lush grass. They follow the rains. Each year 250,000 Wildebeests … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Bullying, Politics, Psychiatry, Self Examination, World events, a psychological view | Leave a comment

THE BLUE WAVE IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. IT’S ABOUT GETTING RID OF A DISRESPECTFUL, SELF-CENTERED BULLY IN THE WHITE HOUSE, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Please forget politics. Both red and blue parties have good points and bad points. The two-party system has been a mainstay of our country for over 200 years, but never have we endured the type of immaturity and lack of … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Bullying, Politics, Psychiatry, World events, a psychological view | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

POLITICS THE NEW WAY, by Art Smukler MD, psychiatrist

How many political beatings does it take before ethical politicians understand that the world as they know it has changed? The last fiasco was Elizabeth Warren’s silly response to Trump’s challenge that she really didn’t have the DNA of an … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Bullying, CHASING BACKWARDS, a psychological murder mystery, Politics, Psychiatry, Self Examination, Skin Dance, a mystery, The Man with a Microphone in his Ear, World events, a psychological view | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

GO HIGH WHEN THEY GO LOW? by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Sorry, former 1st lady, who most certainly never intended this advice for the self-proclaimed genius in the White House. Go high when he goes low is like trying to reason with an Islamic terrorist after he cuts your head off. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Psychiatry | 11 Comments

REMEMBER WHEN TRUMP STOOD FOR QUALITY AND ELEGANCE? by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Twenty plus years ago, a guy I know suggested that ten of us pitch in and buy a unit at Trump Tower in NYC. We each needed to pony up around $100,000. Well, it seemed like a lot of money … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Bullying, Politics, Psychiatry, Self Examination, World events, a psychological view | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments