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About jeanc2013

Recently deployed to Afghanistan as a civilian for the US military, specializing in organizational development and communications. Currently seeking my graduate degree in Organizational Psychology through MSPP on the part-time program, with intended graduation in 2015. I'm happy to answer any questions pertaining to my experiences with MSPP, working for the government, or travelingg and living abroad. Please don't be shy!

Can You Spare Some Change?

Change. It happens to every single one of us every single day. It’s oftentimes something that we simply allow to happen to us.  And at times we have no choice but to accept it. Consider the following series of change … Continue reading

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Anxiety as a Positive Agent for Change

Anxiety is a part of everyone’s life from the moment we are born, and is generally produced from some form of change.  Generally connoting negative emotion and outcome, anxiety is synonymous with stress which many of us have come to believe is … Continue reading

An Afghan Adventure

So, I spent the past 10 months at a Marine Corps base in Afghanistan. I’m not a Marine, not an active duty service member, nor a contractor.  I’m a legitimate Government Service (GS) “civil servant” who voluntarily applied to deploy … Continue reading

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The Big Super Game

Being a Colorado native, that game was an ultra-disgrace. Like, beyond mortifying. Because I am from Colorado, it was easy for me to know who I should root for in tonight’s horrendous “big game”. (The NFL gets touchy about using … 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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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

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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Winter Class and Textual Healing

I just ordered two text books for my next MSPP class titled, “Designing Organizations, Groups, and Teams”. Yes, class starts tomorrow. “Why did you wait so long to order your books?” you ask. Well, things happen; life happens. But Dr. … Continue reading

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Long-time Learner, First-Time Blogger

Greetings from Dubai, U.A.E.! My name is Jean, and I am currently on a layover en route to Bangkok…from Afghanistan. I am evidence that the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology makes distance learning a reality in “all corners of the … Continue reading

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