Here's what happened in my life over the past week: Someone I used to work with about 10 years ago followed me on Instagram. I don't particularly want an intermingling of worlds that way, so I blocked her. 🤷🏻♀️ Worlds are colliding! George is getting upset! Shira of ShiraDest had recommended The General Theory of… Continue reading Weekend Wrap-Up
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect, first described by psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, is a type of cognitive bias that causes people to feel confident that they have greater knowledge or competence in an area… Continue reading What Is… the Dunning-Kruger Effect
Up until a few years ago, my life was mostly lived "in the real world." The internet was a useful tool, but it wasn't so much a means of with others. My human contacts happened mostly in person, and I wasn't very good about maintaining connections with people I no longer saw in person for… Continue reading How Much of Your Life Happens Online?
The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD by Jon Hershfield and Tom Corboy has just been released in its second edition. I was curious what a mindful approach to OCD would look like, but as the subtitle says, this is a mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in combination book; it's not a pull up a cushion… Continue reading Book Review: The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD
It's fairly common, at least in the mental health blogging world, for people to self-criticize, especially if they they think they've made a mistake or failed to do something. I don't tend to do that, and recently had a bit of an aha moment about how it came to be that I believe that it's… Continue reading How I Learned It’s Okay To Mess Up
i was talking recently with Luftmentsch of Vision of the Night about the health care systems in. the UK and Canada, and I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what a patient scenario might look like in particular health care system. Health care systems overview First, let's take a quick look… Continue reading How Does Your Local Health Care System Work?
Chances are the longer you've been blogging, the more you've learned about WordPress's various ins and outs. But it's very easy to miss things, so I wanted to go over some of the tidbits that I've managed to figure out along the way. Your Gravatar should match your domain name Your Gravatar is the picture… Continue reading Assorted WordPress Tidbits You Might Not Know
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: I've been quite the mental space cadet this week, probably from the after-effects of the fork poke stressors from last week (see The Mental Illness Cutlery Drawer post if you want to know what I mean by forks). The forks themselves aren't an issue, but… Continue reading Weekend Wrap-Up
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week, we take a bit of a detour to look at philosophical razors. I first heard of a philosophical razor quite recently, in a poem by Suzette Benjamin that mentioned Occam's razor, and I've since talked about the topic with… Continue reading What Is… A Philosophical Razor
The natural world is a truly amazing thing. These photos are from a safari trip I did about 10 years ago in Kenya and Tanzania. If I remember correctly, this is the first up-close look we got at wildlife. There was the mama and baby rhino in the picture as well as some assorted other… Continue reading Pics Out of Africa