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Most comments: 11

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2014-05-21 19:51:59 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

+Elaine Barlow The power of acknowledging the  #whiteprivilege  

Most reshares: 5

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2015-11-04 00:57:12 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 19

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2014-04-26 17:21:51 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Andreas is so beautiful. I love taking pictures of him, especially because he's really patient with me. I wonder what's he thinking here. 

#caturday   #pentaxphotography  

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2016-01-24 17:33:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

This is how school lunch is done in Japan. What vast difference compared to how it is done in America from the quality of food, to the kids taking various responsibilities in the process, the teacher being an active part of group, and the gratitude they show. #japan # schoollunch

This is how school lunch is done in Japan. What vast difference compared to how it is done in America from the quality of food, to the kids taking various responsibilities in the process, the teacher being an active part of group, and the gratitude they show. #japan # schoollunch___

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2016-01-23 16:55:33 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

+Elaine Barlow This one's for you. I know how much you love the man buns. Now you can equally enjoy the man braids!

+Elaine Barlow This one's for you. I know how much you love the man buns. Now you can equally enjoy the man braids!___

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2016-01-22 17:29:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Prosecutors told jury members that Holtzclaw picked his victims because they were poor, black and had criminal records, and were therefore unlikely to be believed by police.

It's often the case that drug users from lower socioeconomic classes and/or minority race are not trusted, even in the mental health field. I'm glad to hear that it was recognized in this situation. 

Prosecutors told jury members that Holtzclaw picked his victims because they were poor, black and had criminal records, and were therefore unlikely to be believed by police.

It's often the case that drug users from lower socioeconomic classes and/or minority race are not trusted, even in the mental health field. I'm glad to hear that it was recognized in this situation. ___

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2015-12-05 17:24:25 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Andreas is wearing the nightcap that +Mandy Schultz handmade for +Elaine Barlow . I think he likes it just as much as she does. =) #caturday 

Andreas is wearing the nightcap that +Mandy Schultz handmade for +Elaine Barlow . I think he likes it just as much as she does. =) #caturday ___

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2015-11-27 17:04:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Hi +Whitney Drake . I heard that you were thinking of getting a jawbone. I just wanted to tell you that they are on sale now! Maybe you can give it a try without paying too much for it. =)

Hi +Whitney Drake . I heard that you were thinking of getting a jawbone. I just wanted to tell you that they are on sale now! Maybe you can give it a try without paying too much for it. =)___

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2015-11-18 17:40:35 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

... you get frustrated when you have these pockets of feeling okay and you have to spend that energy on things that don't matter as much.  =(

#chronicillness

... you get frustrated when you have these pockets of feeling okay and you have to spend that energy on things that don't matter as much.  =(

#chronicillness___

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2015-11-04 00:57:12 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

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2015-10-25 17:34:44 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

I love the colors of autumn. Here are some shots from yesterday's walk. 

#autumnphotography   #autumncolors  

I love the colors of autumn. Here are some shots from yesterday's walk. 

#autumnphotography   #autumncolors  ___

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2015-10-24 18:41:44 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Homemade #sujebi   (hand torn noodle soup) with kimchi. Perfect dish for an autumn day. #koreanfood

Homemade #sujebi   (hand torn noodle soup) with kimchi. Perfect dish for an autumn day. #koreanfood___

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2015-10-24 16:31:21 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I have finally finished  #defensegrid  ! I played it over the course of a year and found that it was a great game to turn to when I just wanted to really focus on one thing. Great gameplay, good story, and loved Fletcher's dialogue. 

#gaming  

I have finally finished  #defensegrid  ! I played it over the course of a year and found that it was a great game to turn to when I just wanted to really focus on one thing. Great gameplay, good story, and loved Fletcher's dialogue. 

#gaming  ___

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2015-10-24 16:20:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

One of my favorite Korean actors #leejoongi  is staring in the final #residentevil  movie! This is his first Hollywood debut. I hope he has a decent role and isn't some criminal with minimal lines who only fights. 

One of my favorite Korean actors #leejoongi  is staring in the final #residentevil  movie! This is his first Hollywood debut. I hope he has a decent role and isn't some criminal with minimal lines who only fights. ___

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2015-10-16 18:12:24 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

My books have arrived! It's time to start studying for the licensing exam. This is book 1 on 6. Wish me luck!

#eppp #psychologylicensingexam 

My books have arrived! It's time to start studying for the licensing exam. This is book 1 on 6. Wish me luck!

#eppp #psychologylicensingexam ___

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2015-10-12 22:37:52 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

These girls are amazing! Look at that drummer go! I barely had enough leg strength for the drum pedal when +Elaine Barlow and +Laurence Willis were playing #rockband4  ! 

#thewarning  

These girls are amazing! Look at that drummer go! I barely had enough leg strength for the drum pedal when +Elaine Barlow and +Laurence Willis were playing #rockband4  ! 

#thewarning  ___

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2015-09-10 16:39:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Today is final episode of #scholarwhowalksthenight  . I'm a little reluctant to watch it because then it truly is the end of the series. I've enjoyed the journey all the way. I will miss watching all you every Wednesday and Thursday nights. You guys were an amazing cast!

Today is final episode of #scholarwhowalksthenight  . I'm a little reluctant to watch it because then it truly is the end of the series. I've enjoyed the journey all the way. I will miss watching all you every Wednesday and Thursday nights. You guys were an amazing cast!___

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2015-07-05 20:11:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Block Island Fireworks

Watching fireworks on Block Island was a very cool experience. We sat on a beach, smoked a cigar, and watched the display. At the end of the finale, the boats blew their horn. It was a very memorable experience. 

#independenceday   #fireworks   #pentaxphotography   #blockisland  

Block Island Fireworks

Watching fireworks on Block Island was a very cool experience. We sat on a beach, smoked a cigar, and watched the display. At the end of the finale, the boats blew their horn. It was a very memorable experience. 

#independenceday   #fireworks   #pentaxphotography   #blockisland  ___

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2015-06-22 17:23:44 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

There are medications for many problems: mental, emotional, and physical. But there aren't any meds for your broken spirit when you have #chronicillness .

There are medications for many problems: mental, emotional, and physical. But there aren't any meds for your broken spirit when you have #chronicillness .___

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2015-06-18 18:33:23 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Asian Beauty App

Ah... here's an app that highlights the values of beauty according to Asian beauty standards : skin whitening and eye shape enlarging. It's such a contradiction that what Asians view as being beautiful isn't what others perceive to be beauty. "Where's the tanning filter!"

"We'll go all the way with the white because my mom would appreciate that. She doesn't like me being tan."

Oh yes, I've heard that complaint from my mom before. LOL!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevenlim/women-photoshop-themselves-with-an-asian-beauty-app#.xhMa8vvJ0Q

Asian Beauty App

Ah... here's an app that highlights the values of beauty according to Asian beauty standards : skin whitening and eye shape enlarging. It's such a contradiction that what Asians view as being beautiful isn't what others perceive to be beauty. "Where's the tanning filter!"

"We'll go all the way with the white because my mom would appreciate that. She doesn't like me being tan."

Oh yes, I've heard that complaint from my mom before. LOL!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevenlim/women-photoshop-themselves-with-an-asian-beauty-app#.xhMa8vvJ0Q___

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2014-07-30 01:52:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

In general, there are so many limitations and dangers that are presented in pharmaceutical testing. Efficacy trials on medication should take up to decades to fully study the effects. However, that isn't quite cost effective. Pharmaceutical companies want to get these meds on the shelves as soon as they can so they can rake in the profit. What that means is that meds are only tested and trialed for a few years and long term effects are unknown. 

Now, here is this article that highlights how pharmaceutical companies are recruiting homeless people as volunteers. There are so many ethical, moral, and scientific reasons why this is far from acceptable. The horribly scary thing about this is that practically all of America is on some kind of drug. 

#psychology  #mentalhealth #medicationresearch

___In general, there are so many limitations and dangers that are presented in pharmaceutical testing. Efficacy trials on medication should take up to decades to fully study the effects. However, that isn't quite cost effective. Pharmaceutical companies want to get these meds on the shelves as soon as they can so they can rake in the profit. What that means is that meds are only tested and trialed for a few years and long term effects are unknown. 

Now, here is this article that highlights how pharmaceutical companies are recruiting homeless people as volunteers. There are so many ethical, moral, and scientific reasons why this is far from acceptable. The horribly scary thing about this is that practically all of America is on some kind of drug. 

#psychology  #mentalhealth #medicationresearch

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2014-05-21 19:51:59 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

+Elaine Barlow The power of acknowledging the  #whiteprivilege  

+Elaine Barlow The power of acknowledging the  #whiteprivilege  ___

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2014-05-20 23:10:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

"If the rise in uninformed opinion was limited to impenetrable subjects that would be one thing, but the scourge seems to be spreading. Everywhere you look these days, America is in a rush to embrace the stupid. Hell-bent on a path that’s not just irrational, but often self-destructive. Common-sense solutions to pressing problems are eschewed in favour of bumper-sticker simplicities and blind faith."

~Jonathan Gatehouse

People are now asking this question? I've been asking it most of my life :) Reading how other countries view us is something I find important to do ...  

If the rise in uninformed opinion was limited to impenetrable subjects that would be one thing, but the scourge seems to be spreading. Everywhere you look these days, America is in a rush to embrace the stupid. Hell-bent on a path that’s not just irrational, but often self-destructive. Common-sense solutions to pressing problems are eschewed in favour of bumper-sticker simplicities and blind faith.___"If the rise in uninformed opinion was limited to impenetrable subjects that would be one thing, but the scourge seems to be spreading. Everywhere you look these days, America is in a rush to embrace the stupid. Hell-bent on a path that’s not just irrational, but often self-destructive. Common-sense solutions to pressing problems are eschewed in favour of bumper-sticker simplicities and blind faith."

~Jonathan Gatehouse

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2014-05-15 18:02:54 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

This message came with my Starbucks Hazelnut Latte. :)

All the triumphs, mistakes, failures, and regrets we experience in our life has purpose. It's so we can understand it, create meaning from it, grow from it, and evolve into the people we want to become. When we wallow in self loathing and punish ourselves believing that those acts are retributions for not being perfect, we become more distant from the person we must aspire to be.

#oprahwinfrey #inspirationalquote


This message came with my Starbucks Hazelnut Latte. :)

All the triumphs, mistakes, failures, and regrets we experience in our life has purpose. It's so we can understand it, create meaning from it, grow from it, and evolve into the people we want to become. When we wallow in self loathing and punish ourselves believing that those acts are retributions for not being perfect, we become more distant from the person we must aspire to be.

#oprahwinfrey #inspirationalquote
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2014-05-15 15:50:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The Toxic Price Of Leather

[Elaine says: Have you ever wondered if there is anything you eat, wear, use, or buy that didn't kill one or more living things somewhere so you could eat, wear, use, or buy it? I honestly don't think people care about such things ... mainly because they don't know what to do about it. I'm not sure that's a fair excuse. I'd rather people say they just didn't care because they're horrible people rather than saying that there is a condition upon which they care or don't care.]

Kanpur, India is known for its leather industry, but it has come at the expense of its citizens and environment. Some tanning plants dump large amounts of chemicals into their surroundings, causing pollution, sickness and fatalities ...

The Toxic Price Of Leather

[Elaine says: Have you ever wondered if there is anything you eat, wear, use, or buy that didn't kill one or more living things somewhere so you could eat, wear, use, or buy it? I honestly don't think people care about such things ... mainly because they don't know what to do about it. I'm not sure that's a fair excuse. I'd rather people say they just didn't care because they're horrible people rather than saying that there is a condition upon which they care or don't care.]

Kanpur, India is known for its leather industry, but it has come at the expense of its citizens and environment. Some tanning plants dump large amounts of chemicals into their surroundings, causing pollution, sickness and fatalities ...___

2014-05-15 00:45:35 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Korean Drama: Elegant Lies

"An apology spoken in words should only be said when forgiveness is possible."

#koreandrama   #elegantlies  

Korean Drama: Elegant Lies

"An apology spoken in words should only be said when forgiveness is possible."

#koreandrama   #elegantlies  ___

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2014-05-10 17:20:19 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

+Elaine Barlow I see your #caturday  and raise you more cuteness. =)

#pentaxphotography   #blackandwhitephotography  

+Elaine Barlow I see your #caturday  and raise you more cuteness. =)

#pentaxphotography   #blackandwhitephotography  ___

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2014-05-09 00:52:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

An Explanation Of Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care

[Elaine says: This is a great explanation for people that don't "get" it. This is something you should WATCH.]

Fast-talking mathematician Vi Hart weighed in on the Net Neutrality debate with a great video explaining the telcoms' extortion plan with an excellent metaphor about postal delivery.

An Explanation Of Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care

[Elaine says: This is a great explanation for people that don't "get" it. This is something you should WATCH.]

Fast-talking mathematician Vi Hart weighed in on the Net Neutrality debate with a great video explaining the telcoms' extortion plan with an excellent metaphor about postal delivery.___

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2014-05-07 20:00:21 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The study’s lead author, Lukas Pezawas said:

“This is the first study that has been able to predict the activity of a major depression network in the brain using a blood test.

While blood tests for mental illnesses have until recently been regarded as impossible, this study clearly shows that a blood test is possible in principle for diagnosing depression and could become reality in the not too distant future.”

#depression   #mentalhealth  

The study’s lead author, Lukas Pezawas said:

“This is the first study that has been able to predict the activity of a major depression network in the brain using a blood test.

While blood tests for mental illnesses have until recently been regarded as impossible, this study clearly shows that a blood test is possible in principle for diagnosing depression and could become reality in the not too distant future.”

#depression   #mentalhealth  ___

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2014-05-03 16:34:46 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Andreas pondering the meaning of kitty life.

#caturday #pentaxphotography 

Andreas pondering the meaning of kitty life.

#caturday #pentaxphotography ___

2014-05-01 00:18:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

The Therapeutic Relationship

I’ve heard one too many times the complaints from those who have sought mental health treatment that therapy hasn’t worked for them. When I inquire further about the issue, they tell me that the therapists and psychologists that they have seen just sit back and listen to them talk while offering no guidance, forget what their stories are and ask to repeat it, present to them some prescription of thinking and feeling regurgitated right from a textbook, or believe that the ability to sit in silence is a huge part of the cure. 

Whenever I hear such stories (and I’ve heard them from so many people) I get so angry and infuriated because 1) they don’t take other people’s lives seriously and 2) they have no idea how to understand people yet they sit in this position while getting paid good money for it. It ABSOLUTELY upsets and disgusts me. 
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The Therapeutic Relationship

I’ve heard one too many times the complaints from those who have sought mental health treatment that therapy hasn’t worked for them. When I inquire further about the issue, they tell me that the therapists and psychologists that they have seen just sit back and listen to them talk while offering no guidance, forget what their stories are and ask to repeat it, present to them some prescription of thinking and feeling regurgitated right from a textbook, or believe that the ability to sit in silence is a huge part of the cure. 

Whenever I hear such stories (and I’ve heard them from so many people) I get so angry and infuriated because 1) they don’t take other people’s lives seriously and 2) they have no idea how to understand people yet they sit in this position while getting paid good money for it. It ABSOLUTELY upsets and disgusts me. 

Back then when Freud discovered psychoanalysis, he believed in free association and that people will come to their own insights the more they talk and talk. We have our present day version of this where therapists will ask the same questions in different ways as if the answers will be different the next time around. The reality is that people are stuck in their lives because they haven’t been able to find those answers and not because it wasn’t asked, but because they haven’t been shown the way to reach them. Therapists are wary of presenting new ideas and new ways of thinking because they are afraid of “manipulating” or “influencing” the clients into thinking something that may have adverse effects. They worry that if the clients don’t come up with their own solution or insights that the lesson won’t stick. So they sit back and get paid deflecting all responsibility while their clients run circles in their heads feeling so incredibly frustrated and NOT understood. Ah, not to mention those therapists who want to keep clients in sessions making them dependent on them because they are their source of income. Is that healthy? Is that helpful? 

The therapeutic relationship is supposed to be a safe experience for both parties where there is trust, honesty, and a mutual alliance with the client’s best interest in mind. I am an active participant in this relationship and when the person sitting in front of me is stuck, I will lend a hand. Clients need to be ready for their lives because time keeps passing. Time doesn’t wait for anyone. The more they stay feeling stuck, they will keep missing the boat and sooner or later, there will be no more boats to take or the ones that are left aren’t the ones that could take them on the best journey that was meant for them in this life.

#mentalhealth #therapy #therapeuticrelationship   #psychology   #problemswithmentalhealth   #paradoxicalsong  ___

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2014-04-28 15:31:41 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

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2014-04-26 17:21:51 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Andreas is so beautiful. I love taking pictures of him, especially because he's really patient with me. I wonder what's he thinking here. 

#caturday   #pentaxphotography  

Andreas is so beautiful. I love taking pictures of him, especially because he's really patient with me. I wonder what's he thinking here. 

#caturday   #pentaxphotography  ___

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2014-04-22 20:35:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

#Indeed  

#Indeed  ___

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2014-04-21 18:57:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

#truth  

#truth  ___

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2014-04-17 00:56:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

The psychiatric field was banned from conducting any studies using recreational drugs. Interestingly enough, mind altering drugs were not allowed to be studied and tested despite mind altering mental illnesses. The psychotropics that are being used today continue to be limited in it's effectiveness for various mental disorders. Not everyone benefits from them. So, this news is quite exciting.

www.all-about-psychology.com

Following on from the today in the history of psychology post. You can read "Safety and Efficacy of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-Assisted Psychotherapy for Anxiety Associated With Life-threatening Diseases" (the first controlled trial of LSD in more than 40 years.) in full via the following link. 

http://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Documents/90000000.0-00001.pdf

#LSD #psychotherapy #anxiety___The psychiatric field was banned from conducting any studies using recreational drugs. Interestingly enough, mind altering drugs were not allowed to be studied and tested despite mind altering mental illnesses. The psychotropics that are being used today continue to be limited in it's effectiveness for various mental disorders. Not everyone benefits from them. So, this news is quite exciting.

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2014-04-15 23:22:37 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

These are some incredible photos and the girl is absolutely stunning. She is so comfortable and free. 

h/t: +Ag Lenoir 

#eaglehuntress  

These are some incredible photos and the girl is absolutely stunning. She is so comfortable and free. 

h/t: +Ag Lenoir 

#eaglehuntress  ___

2014-04-15 21:37:15 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Character vs. Personality

These words should never be used interchangeably to mean the other!

The origin of the word Character is defined as a “distinctive mark,” which describes a person’s distinguished qualities. Character is one’s moral standing, values, and beliefs that define the individual’s traits and features that do not waver easily. It is embedded in the person’s being and what they value at the core of who they are. For instance, if one values honesty, that person will always be honest regardless of the situation. One’s character is not always easy to determine by others. In fact, it is often during character-challenging situations that you can see who the real person is underneath the personality. Character molds the personality.

Personality, on the other hand, is the visible aspect of one’s character that people impress on others. It isthe demonstrati... more »

Character vs. Personality

These words should never be used interchangeably to mean the other!

The origin of the word Character is defined as a “distinctive mark,” which describes a person’s distinguished qualities. Character is one’s moral standing, values, and beliefs that define the individual’s traits and features that do not waver easily. It is embedded in the person’s being and what they value at the core of who they are. For instance, if one values honesty, that person will always be honest regardless of the situation. One’s character is not always easy to determine by others. In fact, it is often during character-challenging situations that you can see who the real person is underneath the personality. Character molds the personality.

Personality, on the other hand, is the visible aspect of one’s character that people impress on others. It is the demonstration of the way an individual thinks, behaves, and feels in various circumstances. From the Latin word “persona,” it is a theatrical mask worn by performers in order to play different roles or disguise their identity. Therefore, personality is what the person shows outwardly to others so that others can see them the way they want to be seen. Personality is not always true to the character. However, depending on how they wear that mask, you can determine their character.

People have often interchanged these two words to mean the same thing. Even in psychology, they often discuss the two as if they are synonymous. When I observe an individual, I look at their personality and then I determine their character. I see personality as a branch of the character whereas character is the root of the person. If you only treat the personality of an individual without ever fully determining, uncovering, and understanding the character, then you are only treating the symptom of the problem and not the actual problem. 

#mentalhealth   #psychology   #character   #personality   #mentalhealthtreatment  ___

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2014-04-15 19:30:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

The Lesson of Happiness from a 3 Year Old

As I was watching this video, I thought about how much adults have learned to be so fearful of what is supposed to feel so raw and real. We're afraid to show ourselves. We've learned to hide behind pain and anger. We then carry that negativity around like a badge of honor because we did in fact survive. We are still breathing. But the question is, are we living? One of my own challenges in my life is differentiating the two and liberating both parts of myself. I've wondered what I would look like if I looked for the child in me. I think it would look like Zhang Junhao. =D  Amazing and Epic isn't enough to describe him!

#livingfearlessly   #happiness   #zhangjunhao   #mentalhealth  

The Lesson of Happiness from a 3 Year Old

As I was watching this video, I thought about how much adults have learned to be so fearful of what is supposed to feel so raw and real. We're afraid to show ourselves. We've learned to hide behind pain and anger. We then carry that negativity around like a badge of honor because we did in fact survive. We are still breathing. But the question is, are we living? One of my own challenges in my life is differentiating the two and liberating both parts of myself. I've wondered what I would look like if I looked for the child in me. I think it would look like Zhang Junhao. =D  Amazing and Epic isn't enough to describe him!

#livingfearlessly   #happiness   #zhangjunhao   #mentalhealth  ___

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2014-04-15 19:16:40 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Yiruma is the perfect music for a rainy day.

#yiruma   #rainydaymusic  

Yiruma is the perfect music for a rainy day.

#yiruma   #rainydaymusic  ___

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2014-04-15 02:07:03 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

This is what it means to break out of the mold of our professions. We are more than the uniforms and the careers we have chosen for our life. I know this is inappropriate on so many levels, but we are human first. Damn he's good!

This is what it means to break out of the mold of our professions. We are more than the uniforms and the careers we have chosen for our life. I know this is inappropriate on so many levels, but we are human first. Damn he's good!___

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2014-04-10 16:17:19 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Evidence Based Practices vs. Empirically Supported Treatments in Clinical Psychology

The field of psychology has been ever changing since Freud. It traveled from looking at sexual impulses/aggression to behavioralism to empirically supported treatments (EST) such as cognitive behavioral therapy and Linehan's Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. The culture has been focused on developing short term treatment to look desirable to insurance companies as well as clients who do not want to dedicate the time to a lengthy process. Unfortunately, there are significant downfalls.

Empirically supported treatments for the most part are manuallized treatments that are symptom focused. They are developed by collecting a supposed "random" sample of participants, which are typically white females on college campuses because they are the easiest subjects to get. (This is a bit of an... more »

Evidence Based Practices vs. Empirically Supported Treatments in Clinical Psychology

The field of psychology has been ever changing since Freud. It traveled from looking at sexual impulses/aggression to behavioralism to empirically supported treatments (EST) such as cognitive behavioral therapy and Linehan's Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. The culture has been focused on developing short term treatment to look desirable to insurance companies as well as clients who do not want to dedicate the time to a lengthy process. Unfortunately, there are significant downfalls.

Empirically supported treatments for the most part are manuallized treatments that are symptom focused. They are developed by collecting a supposed "random" sample of participants, which are typically white females on college campuses because they are the easiest subjects to get. (This is a bit of an exaggeration, but not too far from the truth.) They then collect the data and mold it into a treatment manual the researchers then insist is that it is effective for most people. In actuality, it neglects to recognize one of the biggest elements that makes up one's identity, which are cultural factors. In addition, the therapist providing such a manualized treatment have no idea how to understand people. They hide behind theoretical orientations and recite treatments from a book while never having even a remote grasp of the human psyche. This is a tragedy that will continue to add to the downfall of humanity. Dramatic? No... this is our reality. For those of you who have had to "shop" around for therapists I'm sure understands this.

Hayao Miyazaki understands this concept very well. He stated  that anime suffers because the industry staff is made up of otaku who "don't spend time watching real people" and are "humans who can't stand looking at other humans." It's the same in psychology. Many therapists have read books to understand people. Rarely have they examined their own self and developed a full understanding in order to then take those realizations to deeply understand others. Psychology is supposed to be the study of the "psyche" = soul and not just the treatment of symptoms.

#clinicalpsychology   #anime   #mentalhealth   #miyazaki   #empiricallysupportedtreatments   #est   #evidencebasedpractice   #ebpp  ___

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2014-04-09 16:39:42 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

The image that women have of themselves is so tragically broken. These women were desperate enough to stick on a patch without even questioning or asking what is actually in the patch. This is what society has done to us... this is what culture has done to us... this is what our own parents have done to us. And that price is high. It's your life.

When the older woman cried struggling to hold back her tears, it was evident that there was so much regret in her life. All those years she could have just been her, but was too afraid to be. Can you live with that kind of regret? I have, but I certainly don't want to, especially when I'm older looking back at the past 60 years of my life. We can be stronger than this. The beauty you have on the inside will make you glow. Nothing else. =)

Dove : Women Are So Fraked Campaign

There is nothing in the "Beauty Patch" ladies and the fact that you think there is something in them is really, really fucked up. The fact that your minds are so broken by society that you would even BELIEVE a patch could make you feel better about yourself ... that this experiment actually WORKED on you ... is NOT A GOOD THING. One woman says at the end "that's awesome" ... no. no it's not awesome. Because it's a demonstration of how fraked women are. That's not awesome. That's sad. That's depressing. That's a nightmare.  Yes beauty is a state of mind and it's so fraked up that so many women are out of theirs .... 

#thewebrecluse  ___The image that women have of themselves is so tragically broken. These women were desperate enough to stick on a patch without even questioning or asking what is actually in the patch. This is what society has done to us... this is what culture has done to us... this is what our own parents have done to us. And that price is high. It's your life.

When the older woman cried struggling to hold back her tears, it was evident that there was so much regret in her life. All those years she could have just been her, but was too afraid to be. Can you live with that kind of regret? I have, but I certainly don't want to, especially when I'm older looking back at the past 60 years of my life. We can be stronger than this. The beauty you have on the inside will make you glow. Nothing else. =)

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2014-04-09 00:05:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Believe In Good

They've done it again.

Thai Life Insurance has unveiled another masterful mini-film by Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok, the latest in a string of tear-jerking, wait-to-watch-it-at-home-so-you-don't-openly-bawl-in-your-cubicle ads that make you think about what's important in life and why your own life is important.

"Unsung Hero," which clocks in at just over three minutes, will make you want to give of yourself to reap the rewards of the soul. <--- #youshouldbedoingthisANYWAY  

#mustwatch   #believeingood  

Believe In Good

They've done it again.

Thai Life Insurance has unveiled another masterful mini-film by Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok, the latest in a string of tear-jerking, wait-to-watch-it-at-home-so-you-don't-openly-bawl-in-your-cubicle ads that make you think about what's important in life and why your own life is important.

"Unsung Hero," which clocks in at just over three minutes, will make you want to give of yourself to reap the rewards of the soul. <--- #youshouldbedoingthisANYWAY  

#mustwatch   #believeingood  ___

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2014-03-26 14:58:04 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Kyoukai no Kanata

Here are my impressions and thoughts on  episode 3 for #mediatherapy . I am absolutely loving Kuriyama and Akihito's relationship. I look forward to seeing the next episode soon. 

Kyoukai no Kanata

Here are my impressions and thoughts on  episode 3 for #mediatherapy . I am absolutely loving Kuriyama and Akihito's relationship. I look forward to seeing the next episode soon. ___

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2014-03-19 18:17:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

So true. Mundanes HATE it :) 

So true. Mundanes HATE it :) ___

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2014-03-17 17:15:23 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

A heart warming story for your Monday. Keep loving and caring. Not only does it give others light, it also makes you shine from the inside and the world needs much more of that. =)

A heart warming story for your Monday. Keep loving and caring. Not only does it give others light, it also makes you shine from the inside and the world needs much more of that. =)___

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2014-03-12 03:21:16 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-03-10 17:56:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Amazing beach Art! 

Amazing beach Art! ___

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2014-03-06 20:02:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-03-01 18:44:54 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Dissertation Day

My dissertation is the bane of my existence, but it needs to be done. Andreas is giving me company and support. What a nice kitty though I'm sneezing my head off because I'm allergic to him. Lol! I got him this pet house/couch and he loves it! I'm really happy he feels comfortable on it. Now back to work for me as he lounges. :)

#caturday #dissertation #psychology 

Dissertation Day

My dissertation is the bane of my existence, but it needs to be done. Andreas is giving me company and support. What a nice kitty though I'm sneezing my head off because I'm allergic to him. Lol! I got him this pet house/couch and he loves it! I'm really happy he feels comfortable on it. Now back to work for me as he lounges. :)

#caturday #dissertation #psychology ___

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2014-02-24 19:46:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Kyoukai no Kanata - Episode 1

I have been blindly guided to this anime. I don't ask questions when I'm given a media therapy assignment to watch. I simply eagerly anticipate the journey I'll be going on. In preparation for that, I pack my back and get myself emotionally in the right place (open and vulnerable) because I've learned from the media I have watched thus far, there are so many lessons to take in. If you're closed off and guarded, you could possibly miss the most important lesson yet. Most have touched the inner workings of my mind while others questioned whether I even had a heart. I can say confidently that the more I've explored the stories in media as my own personal journey, my soul burns brighter. I have always gotten lost, fallen, loved, died, and still come back. Now, that's an epic journey.

Kyoukai no Kanata, I don't know where... more »

Kyoukai no Kanata - Episode 1

I have been blindly guided to this anime. I don't ask questions when I'm given a media therapy assignment to watch. I simply eagerly anticipate the journey I'll be going on. In preparation for that, I pack my back and get myself emotionally in the right place (open and vulnerable) because I've learned from the media I have watched thus far, there are so many lessons to take in. If you're closed off and guarded, you could possibly miss the most important lesson yet. Most have touched the inner workings of my mind while others questioned whether I even had a heart. I can say confidently that the more I've explored the stories in media as my own personal journey, my soul burns brighter. I have always gotten lost, fallen, loved, died, and still come back. Now, that's an epic journey.

Kyoukai no Kanata, I don't know where you guys are going with this, but I like it. So far, everything I thought was going to happen didn't and I feel like a bit of a fool for making such inaccurate judgments. That even makes me more curious and intrigued. Mirai and Akihito, just who are you guys and where are you taking me? Am I ready? Do I even have a choice? Even if I did, I would still go. I've been stuck in my mundane existence for far too long. Teach me something I don't know even if you end up stabbing me. I've been so stubborn all these years.

I have a tinge of envy of your character Mirai and Akihito. Both of you guys know who you are at the core of you. Mirai, despite the fear of your own strengths, you persevere and are determined to harness it. I envy your courage because I have been a coward in the face of fear for so many years. The same goes for you Akihito. How simple you made it look to choose and change your path. Despite my feelings of envy, I will eagerly follow... for now.

#mediatherapy   #clinicalpsychology   #kyoukainokanata   #paradoxicalsong  ___

2014-02-21 20:42:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Self Punishment

I was thinking about the downs people experience (myself included) and how we get to a point we punish ourselves. For some people, punishment is taken as far as self-loathing and believing they don't deserve to be happy. They begin to tell themselves, "I'm not good enough. I'm worthless. I'm a bad person. I don't deserve anything good." That's a very difficult place to be and some people stay trapped there for a very long time.

Behaviors are generally shaped and change occurs through the conditioning process of positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and punishment. I thought about the process of punishment and self-loathing. When we decide to punish ourselves and deny the self of any sense of value and worth, there are important questions to ask. What exactly are you punishing yourself for? Did you do anything wrong?... more »

Self Punishment

I was thinking about the downs people experience (myself included) and how we get to a point we punish ourselves. For some people, punishment is taken as far as self-loathing and believing they don't deserve to be happy. They begin to tell themselves, "I'm not good enough. I'm worthless. I'm a bad person. I don't deserve anything good." That's a very difficult place to be and some people stay trapped there for a very long time.

Behaviors are generally shaped and change occurs through the conditioning process of positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and punishment. I thought about the process of punishment and self-loathing. When we decide to punish ourselves and deny the self of any sense of value and worth, there are important questions to ask. What exactly are you punishing yourself for? Did you do anything wrong? What is the purpose and goal of the punishment? Was there a lesson to be learned?

A punishment is a way to elicit change. When a child is punished for any wrongdoing, the parent enforces the punishment in order to make sure that behavior isn't repeated. For example, if the child hasn't gotten good grades, they may have their cell phone taken from them. When adults punish themselves, I've noticed that they are not realistic about their punishment. They deny themselves of anything that is positive and allow guilt (whatever that may be) to take over their life. The point of a punishment is to change and become better, not to wallow is self loathing and misery. 

#mentalhealth #clinicalpsychology #punishment #paradoxicalsong  ___

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