Question of the Week #292

If you found that you had only 6 months to live, but wouldn't look ill until near the end, how long would you wait to tell family? Friends? Acquaintances? This feels like a spin-off of last week's question... I think, in this situation, I'd tell my closest family and friends right away. Because I'd want … Continue reading Question of the Week #292

Work Ethic

What does it mean to have a good work ethic? Does it mean that, no matter the circumstances, come hell or high water, you are gung-ho about punching in and doing your job? Does it mean that you’ve set goals for yourself and your life and you’re willing to do what it takes to achieve … Continue reading Work Ethic

What Immune System?

I had a lot of plans this weekend. I was planning to move (again). I was planning to donate blood. I was planning to write blog posts. Those plans have changed. Because I'm sick (again). Here's the thing... I'm back to working in a school. If you've been keeping up with my blog posts for … Continue reading What Immune System?

Being Sick

It's my fault. Really. I jinxed myself. If such a thing is possible. And it's because I was bragging about how I wasn't getting sick. See, according to Timehop, around this time each year, I'm usually sick or getting over some kind of illness. Usually it begins around Christmas. It's usually a variation on the … Continue reading Being Sick

Question of the Week #98

You know you will die of an incurable disease within three months. Would you allow yourself to be frozen within the week if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1,000 years and living a greatly extended life? I have a hard enough time making friends now, as it … Continue reading Question of the Week #98

Nap Time

Welcome to In the Words of a Non-Parent! The part of the blog where I, a non-parent, give parenting advice to parents. Today we explore what happens when your kids just won't go to sleep. It's frustrating, right? So you've put your toddler down for his or her afternoon nap and the kid just won't … Continue reading Nap Time

Question of the Week #84

Would you have one of your fingers surgically removed if it somehow guaranteed immunity from all major diseases? Do I get to choose which finger? Looking at my hand, I can't think of which one I'd rather get rid of, but I think I'd like to have that choice if that time came. So yeah, … Continue reading Question of the Week #84

How to Make Bronchitis Fun

So your general practitioner has diagnosed you with bronchitis. And now you're sitting at home thinking, "This is just no fun!" as you hack into your sleeve or a handkerchief. But why look at this temporary disease as no fun? Instead of engaging in a pessimistic attitude about your bronchitis, find ways of making it … Continue reading How to Make Bronchitis Fun

Eating Disorder

Working in the counseling profession, I get bombarded with emails from the corporate office letting me know whenever there's a special focus on some aspect of mental health for a day or a week. To be honest, I don't always pay attention when these emails hit my inbox. Mostly, I just get annoyed when I … Continue reading Eating Disorder

Life Story: Chapter Forty Two

Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... I spent a night in the extreme … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Forty Two