Toy Story 4 and Secondary Trauma

This post contains spoilers from Toy Story 4, and also discusses Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am not a therapist, but I have been diagnosed to have secondary trauma, and I speak from my experience. Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (or caregiver fatigue) is “a natural but disruptive by-product of working with traumatized clients. It is […]

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“Last night, you became flagrantly psychotic. It will happen again tonight. Before you reject this diagnosis, allow me to offer five justifying reasons. First, when you were dreaming last night, you started to see things that were not there—you were hallucinating. Second, you believed things that could not possibly be true—you were delusional. Third, you […]

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Switching to web mail

In the last episode of ProdCast, Matthew Anderson talked about using Outlook Web Access in Office 365 instead of Outlook desktop application. From him I learned that some of the things that were previously missing from the web version of Outlook are now there, and it has some nice features not available in the Outlook […]

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The 7 Habits Revisited

Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was originally published in 1989 and has sold many millions of copies in the past 29 years. I originally read it in 1995, before marriage, children, or having a real job. I rarely revisit books once I have finished them. There are many great books that I […]

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How I read nonfiction books

Early in my adult life, I was not an avid reader. I knew how to read, but it was more mechanical, not an enjoyable pastime. I believe part of the problem was that I didn’t really know how to read a book–sure I could read each word and understand what they meant, but I didn’t really […]

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