Are You Having An Affair or a Friendship?

MysteryShrink Shorts:  Are You Having An Affair or a Friendship? Picture yourself in a restaurant with your ‘friend.’ You look up and see your spouse or significant other walk in the front door. What happens inside you? If your urge is to jump up, to smile, and cross the room …

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If You Could Relive Just One Day, Which Day Would You Choose?

“If, after you’ve died, you could come back and relive one day, what day would you choose?” **To catch up with Dr. Dale’s Journal, First read Diagnosis Black, Hemlock, Fallout, The Novelty of Having Cancer has Worn Off,  and VooDoo or Health Insurance? Research indicates that the majority of people, after rolling over super-day possibilities—wedding …

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Psychology in Real Life: Diagnosis, Good News or Bad News?

Psychology in Real Life: Diagnosis, Good News or Bad News? So now you have a diagnosis for someone else or for yourself. Should you tattoo the bar code across your forehead or would it be best to fold that little sheet of paper into a tiny square and tuck it …

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Which is Best? Potato Peeler or a Paring Knife?

Potato Peeler or Paring Knife? Which is Best? The lady across from me in my office described an anxious situation she experienced every time she visited her parents for Sunday dinner. Mashed potatoes were usually on the menu and my client’s responsibility. The potato tool selection is when Potato Peeler …

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Midwest Review of THE MERCY

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW This review of The Mercy appeared in the October edition of the Midwest Book Review. Diane Donovan, Editor and Senior Reviewer THE MERCY Barbara Deshong 978-0692492123 http://www.amazon.com/Mercy-Jessica-LeFave-Mysteries-Volume/dp/0692492127 The Mercy, Volume One of the ‘Jessica LaFave Mysteries’ series, provides a powerful account of suicide in a family of …

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Dr. Dale’s Journal, Part 2: Hemlock (Chemotherapy)

Dr. Dale’s Journal, Part 2: Hemlock (Chemotherapy) This is the second entry in Dr. Dale’s Journal. Dale Maxwell’s ever-present goal was to make sure that everyone around him was enjoying life. Every second. When he worked as psychiatrist in Stillwater, Oklahoma, he directed the psych section of the university health …

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Dr. Dale’s Journal: Diagnosis Black

Dale Maxwell, M.D., (October 3, 1939-June 24, 1997). The results are in. You are going to die soon. What Would You Do? If you’re like me, you’ve wondered how you’d face a really terrifying diagnosis. Bravely? Prayerfully? Drunkenly? I picture myself running around the neighborhood from house to house banging …

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