All Posts By Michel Bordeau

French Faux-pas: Valentine’s Day, Crockery, Louboutin, and a Priceless Smile

I once made the faux-pas to surprise my lovely wife with a state-of-the-art crockpot for Valentine’s Day. (That was last week.) I...

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100 Years from Yesterday

Imagine what today’s world would be like If the Suffragettes had been three million strong? 100 years from yesterday Fewer men...

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Trump will Bankrupt the Angry White Man’s America

During the Republican primaries, Angry White Men flocked to Trump’s side with Viagra-like energy. He found his compadres, who just...

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Immigrant song: A Frenchman’s Moody Pipe Dream

1976. I am 6 I have 2 mothers, 2 fathers, 3 sisters. Bernadette is my fairy godmother mom, my nanny during the day. She loves me like she...

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Ciao Bella

Lili waited for a smile of approval from her mother before she inched closer to the end of the diving board. Maman smiled, waved, and...

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Mom Says: Catechism or Soccer, You Pick

I was around nine-years-old when I dealt with my first major existential crisis. It wasn’t about the grief of losing all my marbles...

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Bipolar-speak: Being Neuro-Normal Sucks

I have experienced mood swings for over 25 years, rapid cycling from mild depression to 3-5 episodes of humanly manageable mania/hypomania....

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Why Expressing Yourself Like a Teen is Good for You

I’ve been using Emily Robert’s book Express Yourself in my psychotherapy practice since it came out in the spring. It’s...

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La Joie de Vivre!

A few weeks after the Paris massacre of Friday, November the 13, 2015, I got my first tattoo. It’s the Eiffel tower centered inside...

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How to Love Your Body Every Day!

As a teen, and young man, I suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). I hated my physical appearance and always thought myself fat,...

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