Tag Archives: psychology

Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock {Also called “Reentry Shock”}  A few days ago, my cousin paid me a compliment. She said,”I think your years in the Middle East have caused you to lose touch with mainstream America.” I had been worried that I had … Continue reading

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Split Personality, or Double?

Split Personality, or Double? I stayed in Riyadh an entire year before returning to the States for a vacation. As the day of departure approached, time seemed to slow down; I was so eager not only to see my family … Continue reading

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Another Fun Little Quiz

This is fun; I found it on Ruhsa’s blog, http://ruhsa.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/dash/ I am a Question Mark: What Punctuation Mark Are You?   You Are a Question Mark You seek knowledge and insight in every form possible. You love learning. And while you … Continue reading

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Cover! Cover! Cover! A Sort of Quiz

Cover! Cover! Cover! A Sort of Quiz This post does not address the Islamic requirement for hair-covering, or lack thereof, (face covering could be included by extension). It’s about the emotions, reactions, and the psychological meaning of the practice. Covering, … Continue reading

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