Tuesday, May 4, 2010

One Note

After experimenting some with OneNote in my technology class, I did not see much benefit to my Psychologist role.....until today! A school counselor friend and I can now automatically share information regarding a mental health resource database we have created. Exciting! This can be a useful resource. More upcoming....

Friday, April 30, 2010


It is interesting having a job with summer's off. Well, "wonderful" may be a better adjective, but I am referring to the interesting cycle of things. Having previously worked in a "regular" year-round environment, having a summer break creates natural beginnings and endings to each year. There is a sense of closure at the end of a year, and a refreshing newness at the start of a new year. And by the way, yes, I am still receiving new referrals at this late time in the year! Scramble time! :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Only thirty (yes 30!) more work days until I begin summer vacation!!! YAY

Monday, April 26, 2010


So remember my good friend, old pal Ross? Well one thing I greatly enjoy about Ross, (ie. RSS feeds) is his sense of humor. More accurately, I enjoy how a few of the feeds to which I have subscribed stimulate MY sense of humor. I need to remember to spend more time with Ross so that I can tap into that well-developed, but oft neglected part of me. While hanging out with Ross, not only do I smile, but an audible chuckle occasionally escapes! Yes it's true.
I am grateful in general for reuniting with humor, something that was oppressed for a number of years by not so humorous circumstances. A good banter with a well-matched humorous friend (I'm referring to real friends now, no offense Ross) is invigorating, challenging, and rejuvenating, particularly when it is banter regarding a topic of substance, or of deep intellectual value. So when you need a boost, smile, laugh, read or watch something you find funny, .....or just people watch!

"A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life." William Arthur Ward

"A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life." Hugh Sidey


It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.” Francis Bacon

Integrity.... my long-time favorite word and virtue....about which I could write volumes. Emcompassing many other powerful qualities such as truth, honesty, and respect. Doing the "right" thing, even if no one is watching, being true to yourself....authentic. It is a peaceful, solid, comforting, affirming feeling to possess, and live by, with, and for, integrity

Friday, April 23, 2010

...or lack thereof....

Time, that is. I mean goodness gracious. After this lovely new software program we have crashed and I lost hours of work (yes, I saved along the way), the realization that I was that much more behind during a particularly swamped time of year, well let's just say,.....not fun. Add to that six or so *new* evaluations to begin at this late time in the school year, nice. Soooo I suppose I will gear up into pseudo hypomania mode and be productive! Isn't time management fun?

Technology Emerging....

Well, for this technologically challenged person, I must admit that I am enjoying this new-to-me thing called "RSS feeds". Whodathunk? For many years I have lamented the fact that I simply do not have the time or prioritize the time to do as well of a job as I'd like at keeping up on current issues in Psychology. Enter my new friend...say hello to RSS feeds. You can call him Ross if you'd like. He has changed my professional development literature reviewing world! What a time saver! If you are a veteran RSS feeder, why the heck didn't you tell me about this sooner? If you're not, get moving. It condenses relevant self-chosen articles in digest form for you to peruse, read further, mark as favorites, etc. in a particular area of interest to you. Thanks Ross! :)