The Hidden Costs of Stress

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Sooooo… After falling off the face of the Earth for about 8 weeks, I’m back! I think I could fill a book with everything that happened in those weeks. But suffice to say – it was a rough period of many personal changes for me.  I spent the last 2 or 3 weeks catching up with my life and I’m only just getting back into the groove of things. I’m getting back to writing, and I realized quite...

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Living the Canadian Dream

Tagging along with posts from Jordann and Michelle at Making Sense of Cents, I’d like to throw in my thoughts on the Canadian (or American) dream.  Wikipedia has a good blurb on the “American Dream”, describing it as a “national ethos” that, while changing over time, includes personal components such as home ownership and upward social mobility.  It epitomizes a sense...

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Remembering to take care of yourself

Lately, I have been feeling a bit more run down, a bit more irritable, and a lot more tired.  Work has been crazy busy, with most people working 10 hour days and sometimes weekends.  Once, a few of the guys had to babysit the software through till 4am in the morning!  Yikes. Photo credit: Bruce Clay Inc. via Flickr During times like this, it’s easy to let your health slip.  I’ve felt...

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The cost of the war on cancer

Over at BigThink.com (), writer, biologist and technology evangelist Kas Thomas gives his take on the war on cancer. It’s an excellent read and not too long, so I’d encourage you to check it out. Photo Credit I’ve mentioned it before – cancer is big business. It’s a fundraising behemoth. But if the goal is to save lives and improve the quality of life for cancer patients,...

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