Monthly Archives: December 2013


Between 2009 and 2013, states have cut an astounding $4.35 billion in mental health funding. This should not come as a surprise, as social service programs tend to be the first budget items cut during difficult fiscal times. This begs … Continue reading

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Brain Injuries in Sports: Is it worth the price of admission?

In light of the recent incident between Shawn Thornton of the Bruins and the Penguins’ Brooks Orpik (despite being taken off the ice on a stretcher, Orpik was evaluated and deemed well enough to travel home with the team, thankfully), … Continue reading


Imagining Nelson Mandela’s “dash”

Linda Ellis wrote a poem entitled, “The Dash,” about the dash that stands between the date a person was a born and the day the person dies as a symbol for the life and legacy of that person. I first … Continue reading


Work Self versus Non-Work Self…in Bangkok

Some of us have a distinct Work Self separate from our Non-Work Self. You know, the driven, straight-laced person you are at work juxtaposed against the person who lets their hair down in appropriate settings outside of work. I personally … Continue reading

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Local Restaurant Review: Plates

If you are thinking about applying to MSPP- or are already attending- there is a very good chance that there will be a day that for whatever reason you don’t bring lunch with you. Major bummer. If this happens and … Continue reading

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It is exams period! Cue en masse distress. The halls of MSPP are choc-full of students frantically completing their last pieces of work and preparing for various exams. Thankfully, there are plenty of quiet places at MSPP that are available for … Continue reading

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Learning from Practitioners

When I was in undergrad, I found that I learned the most from the professors who wove anecdotes from their professional lives through the course material. This seemed to make the research more relevant and helped me to connect with … Continue reading


Tis the Season to be Thankful

I have a long list of things to be thankful for this year. My family is healthy and happy, and we are all looking forward to spending time together for the upcoming holidays. The Christmas movies have been pulled off … Continue reading

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