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My Life Journey

Christmas Tree Ornaments from Childhood

I used to really like Christmas, but the last Christmas I cared about was the last Christmas I was well, which was in 2015. Since then, I haven't cared enough to do anything for Christmas, including putting up a tree, but I thought I'd rummage through some of the ornaments from my childhood that were… Continue reading Christmas Tree Ornaments from Childhood

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My Life Journey

This Was Me: My Travelling 20s & 30s

I did my first big international trip (aside from a high school exchange trip to Japan) when I was 22, and that was when the travel bug firmly took root.  From then on, each year I would take all my vacation time together in one block and do an international trip, other than the years… Continue reading This Was Me: My Travelling 20s & 30s

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My Life Journey

This Was Me: The Growing Up Years

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay For a little something different, I thought I'd take a bit of a stroll down memory lane to the earlier years of my life. This first post in the "this is me" series looks at my childhood and the high school years. Here's me as a baby.  My parents had built this house… Continue reading This Was Me: The Growing Up Years

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Repression vs. Suppression

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week, we're looking at repression vs. suppression. Suppression and repression are examples of Freudian defense mechanisms. They serve the purpose of removing unwanted information from conscious awareness. Suppression is done consciously, while repression is automatic and unconscious. Freud's psychoanalytic theory… Continue reading What Is… Repression vs. Suppression

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Amnesia (Insights into Psychology)

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is amnesia. Amnesia is a memory deficit that can go in two different directions.  Retrograde amnesia goes backward, affecting previously stored memories.  Anterograde memory loss goes forward, affecting the ability to move short-term memory information into new long-term… Continue reading What Is… Amnesia (Insights into Psychology)