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PSYCHED UP RADIO SPECIAL FEATURE: Psychologist and Author Lynn Rankin-Esquer

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Psychologist and Author Lynn Rankin-Esquer

I have always been interested in why people do what they do.  After graduating from Bucknell University I moved to Chapel Hill NC where I received a M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina.  While in Chapel Hill I discovered a love for Tar Heel basketball (it is required there!) and running (slogging actually, I’m very slow).  Without getting too dramatic about it, running has kept me sane, healthy, and spiritually connected to whatever it is that is bigger than me.  I spent some years in academic work (at Stanford, where I fell in love with both baseball and a baseball coach, and then at Pepperdine).  While I enjoyed the precision and science of academic writing I reached a point where it was not enough to measure and quantify reality (as researchers do).  I wanted to make up reality!  I wanted to create characters and a world for them and watch what happened.  It has been pure fun, and along the way I have also created a pretty good reality, having married the baseball coach and added in two kids and some pets for good measure.  As Beryl Markham wrote, “Life could be better and I had made it so.”

Visit me at lynnrankin-esquer.com

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