Monthly Archives: December 2013

T.V. Time: Commercials that “speak” to me

I’ll be honest, having a little extra time has led to increased internet and television surfing. A bit of reading has snuck its way in there, too, but it’s been a screen-heavy few days. This got me thinking about the … Continue reading


Prescription nation…

Psychology is confronted by numerous issues and challenges today. One of which is the debate over the use of prescription medication for mental health illnesses. Over the past decade, one in five adults was prescribed a psychiatric drug such as … Continue reading

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Staying Grounded

During the winter holiday I had the chance to head to a sunny part of the country to spend time with family and friends, and in the process found myself questioning my sanity continuing to live in such and dreary … Continue reading

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Technology in the Desert and in Suicide Prevention

The Holiday Season can be a lonely time of year, especially for people deployed in austere environments for the sake of patriotism and selfless duty. It’s particularly important around the Holidays for these military members to stay connected with Family … Continue reading

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Season’s greetings!

Santa’s elves have been skipping through the hallways of the elementary school all morning. While the day before a vacation always puts an extra spring in everyone’s step, today’s cheerful imps are buoyed by the gifts and good cheer they … Continue reading

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Clinical Seminar

My first semester at MSPP is over, and I am officially 1/8 of a doctor in psychology! Despite the waiting game for final grades, things have really settled down and I have managed to relax considerably. The contrast between the … Continue reading

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5 days until Vacation…

It is the time of the year when the glowing holiday lights and cheerful Christmas music make my drive home something to look forward to. Especially as our recent dusting of snow has turned all of the muddy brown landscape … Continue reading

There’s No Place Like Home. Or is there?

Having returned from my adventures in the Far East, I am reflecting upon my travels…now less-far East, in my “home for now”: Helmand Province. It’s funny how this can feel like home after being in “foreign” territory. Wouldn’t you think … Continue reading

Gaming & Violence…

Mitt Romney, during his presidential campaign, proclaimed, “Pornography and violence poison our music and movies and TV and video games. The Virginia Tech shooter, like the Columbine shooters before him, had drunk from this cesspool”. The argument that violent video … Continue reading

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Problems that Sparkle

I have recently made a new friend. She is all about fashion, with flashy purple glasses and outfits full of glitter and glitz. What I know about her is that she is NOT a morning person, she loves books by … Continue reading

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