Category Archives: Mental health

FIRST YEAR OF RETIREMENT


FIRST YEAR OF RETIREMENT Everybody from work I bump into asks how I am liking retirement. The short answer is that I love it. What’s not to like? Getting up at your leisure, enjoying your first coffee of the day … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON A SATURDAY MORNING


    When I read the paper at the coffee shop this leisurely last Saturday morning, my horoscope said to keep a low profile today and go my own way. I was exactly doing that already and enjoyed the luxury … Continue reading

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THE END OF WORK?


My last post was dated July 4, 2013. What happened since? I am sorry I was unable to keep writing and I hope I did not lose too many readers in the meantime.   ON AGING ON WORK AND MENTAL … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR TROUBLE


In follow up of the latest destruction of the previous week, I am posting a copy of the Globe and Mail article of today Looking For Trouble by Patrick Martin that I think is very important and says better than … Continue reading

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Aftermath and sober thoughts on the mayhem in Boston


On March 17, 1776 the British departed from Boston for Halifax, Nova Scotia, and American forces entered the city. Having been taken after an eleven-month siege, Boston remained in American hands for the remainder of the war. This is a … Continue reading

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Battle for Acceptance – Jan Wong’s OUT OF THE BLUE –


Review of OUT OF THE BLUE, by Jan Wong The subtitle is: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and Yes, Happiness http://www.amazon.com/Out-Blue-Workplace-Depression-Redemption/dp/0987868500/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366475873&sr=8-1&keywords=jan+wong%2C+Out+of+the+blue As a person with first hand experience with a bout of mental illness last year, I was … Continue reading

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IS ABSTINENCE OVERRATED?


During the last 40 days, the Christian world was preoccupied with abstinence, as that is what gives meaning to the observance of lent: the practice of abstaining from indulgence (fasting), doing penance for past mistakes, and praying for improvement while … Continue reading

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It Takes A Community: The Conumdrum of Social Work


The conundrum of a social worker This is a post about the profession of social work. I would like to share some of the characteristics of this work with you, as it often seems to me that the public is … Continue reading

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ON LINE BULLYING – WHAT CAN YOU DO?


Teens and Safe Internet Use Teens are so used to computers that they seem to be born with those electronic skills. Their cell phones are an extension of their eyes. On the other hand, most of their parents are not; … Continue reading

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CAUGHT


Shayla is waiting for Ellen and Anita at the mall; they will meet up with their boyfriends at Ellen’s place in a few hours. Shayla’s mom agreed a few days ago that she could stay over at Ellen’s tonight. Shayla … Continue reading

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