Recent Posts by Kevin Phillips

The Dailies
Four areas in our lives keep us healthy. If we work on them intentionally every day, they serve as a guard against disordered thinking, feeling, and relating.
Gender Vulnerability
Passion available hereMany factors influence the way we related to one another. If you remind me of a beloved uncle, I am likely to be open to you. If you remind of a mean-girl who bullied me at school, I am likely to be cautious. One unconscious influence that informs the way we relate to one another is gender. "All babies are...
Romanticizing Violence
A colleague in our LifeStar Network provides an insight assessment of the recent film, Fifty Shades of Grey. What is at work in our world that first distorts and then celebrates trauma bonds? A trauma bond is a dysregulated orientation to intimacy. It is a human bond in which the attachment is the result of pain. It forms when experiences of intimacy (something good) are joined to experiences of verbal, emotional,...

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