Category Archives: psychology

Two Words

A friend posted something on Facebook yesterday that I’ve been pondering ever since. She wrote of her ambivalent feelings about Mother’s day and her awareness that it’s not a happy flowers and chocolates kind of day for everyone. There are mothers … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Heart

Geez Louise. The more I learn about writing, the more overwhelmed I get. With rules like “Do this” and “Don’t do that,” a gal could get flabbergasted and frustrated before she gets started. Here are a couple of so-called rules … Continue reading

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Alma and Louie

About forty years ago, I heard a great definition of mental health. It wasn’t scientific or packed with a lot of hifalutin words. It was more like an example, a visual. Imagine yourself climbing up a mountain and think of … Continue reading

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Who Are You Blaming?

Eve’s Sisters, a book of essays published nearly three years ago, points out the application of certain psychological principles in the lives of women (men too) in the Bible. And although I haven’t done a super job of marketing the … Continue reading

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Dost Thou Love Life?

“I must tell you in the beginning, it was a great challenge to want read this book. I did not have the extra time but I am so grateful I did.  I walked away learning time management, how to prioritize, … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

I’m pretty psyched up tonight. A little anxious too. Tomorrow I’m going to speak to a group of men about what it takes to be successful in a two-year college. Although I’ve talked to students about college success for decades, … Continue reading

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Bears, Raccoons, and Elephants

One by-product of semi-retirement is I don’t have as much structure to my days. I don’t have to get up at 5:25 to make sure I get on the road to Sumter to teach a class. Or as in my … Continue reading

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It Even Has Pictures

Since I’ve begun writing on a more consistent basis, I’ve come across so much beneficial information that I can scarcely keep track of it all. Use strong verbs, write what you know, watch those “to be” verbs, and just do … Continue reading

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Revisiting Old Journals

They say the teacher learns more than the students, and last night’s journaling class verified the truthfulness of that. In the process of teaching the lesson, I learned a very important lesson: be specific. Although I already knew the importance … Continue reading

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All About You

How’d this happen? I now have  four blogs that relate to different areas of my life, five if you count the one I started as a way to get my psychology students involved in some dialogue. I’m wondering if they’re … Continue reading

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