Nothing but PRAISE for Educated

USA Today praises it, saying, “Educated is a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life…. Four stars out of four.” The Atlantic reports, “(This) one [...]

Authoritarian Groups in our Midst

The techniques of the scam artist has been elevated to new heights in destructive, authoritarian or totalist groups, which are also commonly known as cults. The term “totalist” or “totalitarian” refers to dictatorial leadership which [...]

Healthy Skepticism and Freedom of Belief

Healthy skepticism has always been an important part of my life; I was raised to be a skeptic while still in a religious family, and consider myself to be spiritual, while not accepting magical thinking [...]

Post-Traumatic Growth

If you are a survivor of undue influence, coercive control, cult abuse, or political or spiritual brainwashing, you have been subjected to emotional trauma. The trauma can be devastating, and the recovery process is full [...]

Undue Awe

Many years ago I visited York Minster; the magnitude of scale and the sheer beauty of this wonderful cathedral inspired in me an unforgettable feeling of awe. I remember thinking how the people who had [...]

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