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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

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WHEN TRUMP DIES, WHERE WILL HIS SOUL GO? by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

I don’t believe in god or a higher power or that one religion is superior to another religion; so for me, the term soul is used in a philosophical manner. What does the afterlife hold in store for a man … Continue reading

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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

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THE BRILLIANT LESSON DONALD TRUMP TAUGHT US, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Who wouldn’t want 10 billion dollars? I would. Then when the market tanked I’d still have a few billion left for coffee at Starbucks and gasoline, even if we dumped the immoral Saudis. So what did the great man teach … Continue reading

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AN ORANGE JUMPSUIT WILL MATCH PERFECTLY WITH YOUR HAIR, by Art Smukler MD, author& psychiatrist

Rather than wait until your lies and manipulations are exposed, why not confess? You’ll feel a lot better. Get all that bilious hate out of your system. Clean it out! You’ll feel like a new man. You won’t attack minorities. … Continue reading

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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

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THE LITTLE MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

My best teachers and friends are people who listen and learn from what they hear, read and see. They are big enough to admit they might be wrong and big enough to correct any flawed thinking. The biggest people are … Continue reading

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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

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THE BATTERED REPUBLICAN SYNDROME, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The “Battered Wife Syndrome” is a term exemplifying how women are afraid to stand up to their bullying, battering husbands. It is another form of PTSD that is exemplified by the abuser having complete control over the “helpless” woman. Then, … Continue reading

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STICKS & STONES CAN BREAK MY BONES BUT NAMES CAN NEVER HURT ME…NOT! by Art Smukler

Remember the old cliche’ used by parents and teachers to “train” a child to control his anger? “Sticks and stones can break my bones but names can never hurt me.” Well, the theory goes that name calling can’t physically hurt … Continue reading

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