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Coping with adversity

Dr. Paul
photo of woman holding cell phone

Jack opens up the mail and finds a letter from the IRS. His heart races as he reads that they are planning to do a full audit on his taxes for the last five years! Mary picks up the phone and learns that her Mom just had a heart attack. Sarah has an unexpected bad review from her boss. Phil is playing a great tennis game and breaks his ankle going after a ball.

Spring can turn to winter in a heartbeat. Read more about Coping with adversity

Advice for married men…

Dr. Paul
Man talking with woman.

I am very fortunate. I have been married for 37 years this December. Wow! That’s a long time. Periodically, someone will want to know the secret of my marital longevity. Couples who have been married for less than a decade wonder how to persist through all of the ups and downs of married life. I must admit I am very fortunate to have married the right person for me. But I have also learned a few things. I thought I would share some of those lessons in my blog. This one is especially for men. Read more about Advice for married men…


Every day is a new…

Dr. Paul

My perfect day is sandwiched between watching the sun rise and the sun set. I am fortunate that I live close to Green Lake. I love to walk around the lake in the early morning and watch the eastern sky glow and finally brighten as the sun rises at 7 a.m. Ducks and geese skim across the calm water. Occasionally, a blue heron, standing on one leg, completely still, waits for breakfast to swim by. It’s been particularly brilliant during these last few clear days. When the sun finally shakes off its nightly slumber and peeks above the horizon, a new day is born. Read more about Every day is a new…


More on Attention Deficit Disorder, modern society, and neuroscience

Dr. Paul
Fall leaves

Dr. Friedman (New York Times, October 31, 2014, “A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D“) wrote an interesting article about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D) and how it’s neurological basis, as we currently understand it, collides with modern life.

Why is ADHD the most prevalent psychiatric condition diagnosed in youngsters today? Recent studies show that it affects 11% of children. Many wonder whether this is really a disease after all. Read more about More on Attention Deficit Disorder, modern society, and neuroscience

The Shooting in Marysville: Why?

Dr. Paul
Marysville Pilchuck High School

We will be speculating about the motives and mental state of Jaylen Fryberg for many weeks to come. We will probably never know what he was thinking, feeling, or imagining when he brought a gun to school with the intention of shooting friends and relatives on Friday, October 24th. Investigators will try to put together whatever clues they can find and form a likely scenario. But I don’t think we will ever know for certain. Read more about The Shooting in Marysville: Why?



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