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Internet Pornography: The new addiction?

Dr. Paul
Man with laptop computer.

Increasingly, we are seeing adults (and teens) who are spending vast amounts of time and money looking at pornography on the Internet. Whatever your views may be on the morality of this behavior, these individuals can’t turn off their computers. Is this an addiction? A compulsion? Or what?

The statistics are staggering. Every second, $3000 is spent on Internet pornography. Every second, there are 28,250 Internet users viewing porn. The revenues for the pornography industry are larger than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, EBay, Yahoo, Apple, and Netflix combined! Read more about Internet Pornography: The new addiction?

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How important are grades?

Dr. Paul
Child showing good grades.

I’ve had a successful career as a psychologist. I’m the Director of The Everett Clinic’s Behavioral Health department which I started 25 years ago. Several years ago I was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for my contributions to the clinic. I’ve also published many articles in professional journals. Read more about How important are grades?

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Coping with holiday sadness

Dr. Paul
Lighting a calendar with family members.

Before sunrise, the sky still dark, I start my walk around Greenlake. It’s quiet in the early morning, with just a few walkers or joggers. I love watching the sky grow lighter, slowly illuminating the trees and the shore of this urban green space. As dawn breaks, I hear the winter birds start their daily song.

This time of year, as I watch the sunrise, I’m sad. I think of my mother who passed away 5 years ago this winter. She had a heart attack right after the Christmas holiday and died two and a half months later. She was 92. Read more about Coping with holiday sadness

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How to prevent a toenail fungal infection

I think we all remember those antifungal commercials that made our skin crawl. The ads featured an animated, creepy looking creature that crawls beneath a toenail.  The pest’s name was Digger and he was a dermatophyte, a nail infection. Even though I’m a podiatrist and work with feet and toenails daily, to this day the thought of that commercial, and Digger, makes me cringe. Read more about How to prevent a toenail fungal infection

Make self-care a priority

Dr. Paul
Father and son shaving in the bathroom.

My youngest daughter, in her early 30’s, has a demanding job in a start-up company while her husband is working long hours on expanding a new business. The challenge—they are also running after their 19-month old toddler.  When I talk to my daughter she always seems stressed—not by the parenting portion of her life, but by the demands of her job. She gets texts and emails at all hours of the day and night. Read more about Make self-care a priority

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A holiday message

Dr. Paul
Family enjoying each others company at the dinner table.

All of us are connected with each other.

When we sit down for dinner and eat a slice of bread, we bite down into the crusty dough, only thinking about how delicious it tastes. We might be thankful that we picked up this great loaf of bread at our local supermarket. Read more about A holiday message

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