Posted in Dr. Camillo Zacchia, Mental Health

Pocketful of rocks from your vaction?

A sneak peak of Psychospeak with Dr. Camillo Zacchia (Montreal Douglas Hospital)…a wonderful host for Mini Psych series every autumn…

Psychospeak with Dr. Z

A clinician’s take on psychopathology, human nature, and life.

Everyone is a psychologist. We all have our pet theories about why we act, think, and feel the way we do. Camillo Zacchia‘s blog brings together scientific knowledge, critical thinking, and common sense to the world around us; commenting at times on mental health issues that make the headlines, and at other times on the little things in life that reveal common aspects of human nature.

Smooth rocks and plastic rings

SMOOTH ROCKS AND PLASTIC RINGS
(SVP, voir plus bas pour la version Française)

Why do we always seem to come home from vacation with a pocketful of smooth rocks or seashells we picked up at the beach or cheap plastic rings we bought at an amusement park? I don’t know about you but I have a stack of them.

I was seven years old the first time I went to Italy to visit my grandparents’ farm. It was quite an experience. No running water, no electricity… and no toilet. Yikes! I was invited to use the great outdoors for all my toileting needs. Are you kidding me? There are bugs out there! I decided I would just “hold it in,” until we went home…one month later. Needless to say, after a couple of days I was doubled over in pain. I was forced to decide between doing what the bears do or using my baby cousin’s potty. I opted for the former.

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin http://cheryllynnroberts.wordpress.com I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. http://stigmahursteveryone.wordpress.com Namaste!

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