Category Archives: Health

My Way

There are certain days when I crave the sound of Frank Sinatra’s singing voice. It reflects an unexpected honesty that he had about himself despite his alleged dark reputation regarding some of his friends. Last night my Sinatra itch was … Continue reading

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Ouch!

My friend Kari had a mean ol’ Monday this week. Kari¬†suffered through a severe toothache all last weekend long. She scheduled a dentist appointment for first thing, even before work, in the morning. Her dentist performed a root canal because … Continue reading

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Utter Pandemonium

Don’t we all hide our real selves behind¬†masks? The masks are not necessarily bad things. Some masks are beneficial in that they help prevent unethical and aggressive people from invading our personal boundaries. The masks that are not helpful are … Continue reading

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Buttons Have Been Pushed

Savoir-faire has gone out of fashion lately. I think savoir-faire is an elegantly beautiful skill that belongs in everyone’s social toolkit. Savoir-faire is knowing what to do and what to say in any situation. A synonym for savoir-faire is “tact”. … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

There is a raft of pop psychology on the Internet that seems to encourage us to blame our dysfunctional lives on our upbringing. Evidently, fathers, mothers, and siblings are the reasons we’re screwed up. The most popular type of villain … Continue reading

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The Search For Happiness

I posit that the search for happiness is as old as the age of our species and probably older. There’s no doubt that we like to feel contented and happy. I think the search for happiness is probably older than … Continue reading

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Wall-Mounting My Existential Crisis

Once or twice a year something triggers a mild existential melancholy where I lose track of my place in the world. I was once told that this is a common feature of growing older. An innocuous observation the other day … Continue reading

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