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Sunday, June 04, 2006

peppermint lemon

Sunday Post ~ "Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." -- Carl Jung


Philippians 4:11-13


file under: &Sunday Post

22 heads are better than one . . .

Blogger Nina said...

I really like Jung and his quote really hits home. Happy Sunday Susie.

 
Blogger Ern said...

The lemons on my tree are pretty sweet by this time in the season. I hope yours have sweetened a bit too.

 
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Susie, did you have to show a lemon?

Now all I can think is "pucker up!"

My word ver is fizhut - is that next to the nut hut?

 
Blogger hellokittn said...

Happy Sunday Susie!

I don't get it - why is there a peppermint stick in that lemon?

I love Jung's quote here. There wouldn't be white if there were no black and grey just makes me look fat so who wants that :P.

 
Blogger Squirl said...

Exactly! We need to experience the darkness in order to appreciate the light.

I would've been here this morning but my internet pooped out on me.

Happy Sunday!!!!

 
Blogger lawbrat said...

Happy Sunday to you. I hope its a nice Sunday.

I like the quote and the verse. Its something we all need to remember and rely on.

 
Blogger Amy said...

Aahh, a sunday in june...

Love your sweet n sour pic, Susie.
Hope you are doing okay.

 
Blogger Karen said...

I hope it's okay to say, "Amen to that!"

 
Blogger It's Me, Maven... said...

Sending you good thoughts this Sunday, Susie:)

 
Anonymous Sharkey said...

More good thoughts coming your way from PA. Thinking of you.

 
Blogger WILLIAM said...

Happy Sunday Susie.

I hope you are content.

Life gives you lemons.....I like the picture.

 
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Interesting Susie. So, when life gives me lemons, I should cram really large peppermint sticks in them and sell them for a buck? Two bucks?

 
Blogger Jim said...

Balance - balance is what's missing from a lot of lives. I love the sour/sweet balance in your picture. :) I like circus kelli's idea of cramming peppermint sticks into lemons and sellin' 'em for two bucks, too.

 
Blogger WILLIAM said...

Just stopping by to say hello and that I was thinking of you.

 
Anonymous Glenn Bosshard said...

I was directed to your blog by a friend recently. They had seen a piece that was written on my former wife Dr. Elizabeth Feil. While I think it's all well and good to joke around about how you won't let your clients down by doing what she did I must make a few points. First of all Dr. Feil had numerous affairs with patients at the prison mental hospital where she was employed. The men she preyed on were mentally ill. Dr. Feil coerced them into these "relationships". To characterize any of her victims as her "boyfriend" is missing the point. Dr. Feil is a predator. If a male mental health worker did what she did to a female population of mental patients no one would be making jokes about it. Dr. Feil was caught en flagrente with a patient and was forced to resign from the prison system. If her boss, a fellow psychologist at the prison had charged her with misconduct as he is required to by law she never would have been able to continue having affairs with these men for the next year and a half until she finally got caught again trying to break one of these men out of a different prison to which he had been transferred. It also would have saved my children and me and a lot of clients a considerable amount of grief. And what about her victims? What happens to them when their therapist (here read The Rapist) steps over the moral, social and legal boundaries to take advantage of the mentally ill?
I contacted the APA several times to try to get some help and defense for these men and was summarily dismissed. These disenfranchised sociopaths just weren't important enough for the psychology clan to bother with. The cover-up goes all the way to the top. It was laughable that Dr. Feil hired a psychologist to testify in court that I was to blame for her debacle. He never even spoke with me or our children or the couple's therapist that Dr. Feil and I had been seeing periodically for years because of her physically violent behavior to me and our children. I put my faith in therapy and therapists and held on to a marriage that should have been terminated years before it self-destructed simply because Dr. Feil's boss did not do what he was required to do by law. And she would not have had any clients to betray if the cover-up hadn't happened. In conclusion I have to say that it is up to you therapists to police your selves and each other. Many people in the mental health community knew what Dr. Feil was about and did nothing to stop her. Afterwards the most traumatic thing that ever happened to me and my family has been used to sell newspapers magazines and TV advertisement and now to have fun with on a blog. I no longer see therapists personally or professionally and never will again.
Glenn Bosshard
geebeecraft@aol.com

 
Blogger eclectic said...

Hey Susie. I blove you and I'm worried about you. You owe me a big, giggly drink, remember? Even if only by phone. I always collect such debts, girlie!! *mwah*

 
Blogger Susie said...

To Glenn: My intention in writing the post to which you refer was to convey a message about a topic on which I have strong opinions -- professional ethics -- and to tell the story of how a family member was hurt by someone who did not behave ethically, using the public record of your former wife's behavior as the context, and hopefully doing so in a humorous way.

Of course, I was unaware of most of the information you provide here. And what you say here does make an already tragic story even that much moreso. I cannot disagree with any of the points you make about the failures by licensing boards or other professionals, to police their own. Clearly, in your former wife's case, and the case of her clients (my own family member being one of them), not to mention you and your family and friends, the results of the failures you cite were disastrous.

I am unclear as to your friend's intention in directing you to my post. I would say to you that my intention in writing the piece was only as stated above, here. I had no intention of adding to your, or your family's or friends' pain. And if that was a result of your having read the piece, I am truly sorry for that. If you've looked around very much here, I think you will see that I'm not about adding to anyone's suffering. I does sadden me to think that I have done so, even without that intent.

You are welcome to copy your comment or to write any other comment and leave it on the original post, so that anyone reading it in the future will be presented there with the information that you've left here. As it stands now, few people will connect the two.

Susie

 
Blogger Nina said...

Just been thinking about you sweetheart and wanted to let you know.

 
Blogger Squirl said...

Hey, Susie, sending some love your way. :)

 
Blogger WILLIAM said...

Susie,
I stop by from time to time just to check in. Wow I just read Mr. Bosshard's comments and then your retort and I would like to add that you have brought so much positive energy to me and my family as well as the blog-o-sphere as a whole that it truly saddens me to think that Mr. Bosshard may think otherwise. I know he has been affected by the situations that you wrote about his wife but I can't help feeling that he is judging you unfairly.

Love,
William

 
Blogger eclectic said...

Did I mention how much I love William right at this moment?? That warms my heart. And Susie dear? So do you.

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

only psycos break murderus people from prison . let me find out she practing in this state and ill put an end to it quick.knowone wanted to belive what i had to say back in the day but they all listen now. my word against hers you know. she told me repeatedly i was prison bound still never been there but i know who has.anyways fuck each and every one of u....cameron r bosshard

 


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