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Created on 2016-12-28 18:22:33 (#2648689), last updated 2019-04-02 (2 weeks ago)

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Name:Doc Paradise
Location:Canada
Who am I?

I am Doc Paradise. I'm a mediator, writer-in-progress, amateur artist, geek who works in STEM, and reviewer of self-help books. My household includes my partners (The Kudzu of Joy and Dr.TBD) and a selection of cats (including my beloved Munchykins). I enjoy exploring issues of communication, relationships, conflict, mental health, systems, and "what humans do". I own, and enjoy reading, a staggering number of books on self-help, psychology, conflict, and communication. I have opinions. Lots of opinions. I'm also agender and queer. My pronouns are They/Them, my handle, or any other non-gendered pronoun.

[ Disclaimer: I am not a therapist, a medical doctor, or Ph.D. (yet). I also do not work for any publishing companies. My opinions are my own. I have lots of them.]

What is in this blog?

Book Reviews (self-help/psych/other) - I think the underlying the assumptions in “self-improvement” and “self-help” books should be unpacked. These reviews may or may not do that, but I will try to acknowledge both some of the potentially useful and potentially problematic aspects of the books I review. I also write about self-help as a genre (for instance: What kind of self-help book is it?).

Stories - I also write short fiction. Many of these stories are set in the fictional world of Paradise Labs and Minion Bob. These stories are where my handle comes from.

Art - I enjoy traditional mediums and am looking for a way to express experience and emotion without words. Also, I draw stuff.


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Commenting is moderated and screening is used as I see fit.

I am the supreme and sole arbitrator of content in this blog. Hence, I reserve the right to be as capricious or whimsical as I want. That said, if you are respectful and curious then we are likely to get along fine.

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Short quotes from public posts with attribution (link and pseudonym, please) and links to posts may be made without my without explicit permission. No reprinting of entire or substantial sections without explicit permission, please. Reposting of non-public posts is not allowed without explicit permission.
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