Category Archives: psychology

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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Nurse, Accountant, or Engineer?

As a technical/community college instructor of over 35 years, I know a little bit about students and their motivation, career questions, life choices, and challenges. Today on the first day of a new semester, I keep thinking about a young … Continue reading

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Less Preachy and More Credible

Yesterday I posted something on my personal/hodgepodge blog (www.marlajayne.wordpress.com) about visiting the local hospital and seeing two of my former students employed as nurses there. Seeing them working so competently in that setting was exciting and reinforced my strong feelings … Continue reading

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Happiness, Wisdom, and Midwifery

I was gently chastised at book club last night. Although I had downloaded the book (We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg) to my iPad, I had not begun reading it. I reminded my bibliophile buds that I have … Continue reading

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Distracted by Books

I saw this badge on Facebook earlier today and snagged it right away. It’s so me! I envy people who have the focus and discipline to read one book at a time. Right now I’m reading five. This morning I … Continue reading

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