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Miscellaneous

My Hometown via Google Maps

Google Maps Street View is handy for all kinds of things, including a partner's infidelity (as unearthed by Claudette). This post will take a meander through the small town where I grew up, Nowhereville, British Columbia, Canada. My parents built this house before I was born and lived there until I was around 30. My… Continue reading My Hometown via Google Maps

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Awareness Days, Seasonal, & Holidays

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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Mental Health

This Was Me: The Things That Photos Hide

In this edition of This Was Me, we'll look back at times in my 30s when I was unwell, although you wouldn't know it just from looking at the picture. This photo was taken in December 2011, only a week or two after being discharged from a 2-month hospital stay.  I was better in a… Continue reading This Was Me: The Things That Photos Hide

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Psychosocial

This Was Me: The Childhood 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. Here's me as a baby.  My parents had built this house (okay they weren't physically doing the building) two years before I came along as firstborn.  They stayed in… Continue reading This Was Me: The Childhood Years

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What Is… Repression and Suppression

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's terms are repression and suppression. Freud's psychoanlytic theory Suppression and repression are examples of defense mechanisms that were identified by Sigmund Freud. They serve the purpose of removing unwanted information from conscious awareness.  Suppression is done consciously, while repression… Continue reading What Is… Repression and Suppression