• We choose pain because we know it.

    Dena February 13, 2012

    I’d first heard about Harlow’s Monkeys in a high school psychology class called Human Behavior. There, we scratched the surface. It would not be until later at university that someone would explain it to me in no uncertain terms, the nightmare of it. The images—video clips, photographs, sterile journal entries—have stayed with me always. I can never get them out of my mind, in the same way that I can…

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  • No Alcohol November

    Dena November 1, 2011

    I have a love/hate relationship with alcohol. When I love it, I really love it. When I hate it, I really hate it. Alcoholism runs in my family. Which I’ve found as I’ve gotten older, is much more common than I ever imagined. I definitely…

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  • Forget Resolutions, Let’s Talk About Weakness

    Dena January 3, 2011

    Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Weakness—we all have one (or three or fifty).  Whether you’re Superman, me, or you—you know what it is.  In fact, you’ve probably got a few of them.  Mine (in no particular order) are:…

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