Suggestion Saturday: February 28, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, comic strips, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

The Black Knight’s Deed via brudberg. Read this aloud to get the full effect of the rhyme scheme.

Is therapy worth it? Seven personal stories about the price of mental health. This is fascinating.

My Eulogy via SwiftInkEditor. Too funny.

Spring. You’ll (probably) never guess the twist here, but I still don’t want to give away spoilers. Go check it out for yourself.

Damage. An essay about how one woman’s life was changed by female genital mutilation. It’s graphic, so don’t click on the link if you’re easily disturbed.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Are the Stupid Too Stupid to Realize They’re Stupid? via CrossExamined. It wouldn’t surprise me if this were true. From what I’ve observed, intelligent people are much more likely to be aware of their own shortcomings.

What have you been reading?

What Nice Is(n’t)

What it is: Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel…

The Case for Emotional Hygiene

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Here’s why.

Be Anything You Want, but Be Nice About It

If I ever wrote a self-help book, the entire gist of it would fit into one page. Be a critic. Be talented. Be a coffee snob. Be a talented critic. Be a devout Atheist. Be a weekend warrior. Be an incorrigibly skeptical Christian. Be a couch potato the other five days of the week. Be a hipster, but…

Suggestion Saturday: February 21, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. In Defense of Snow via KillarneyTray. #8 on this list should include all of the hot drinks that feel so good this time of year. Tea. Coffee. Hot chocolate. When Cops Break Bad: Albuquerque’s Police Force…

The Happy Part of the Internet

Many of my online friends have been dealing with serious problems lately. They’re the kind of issues that can’t be fixed easily. In some cases, they can’t be fixed at all. I know what it’s like to receive unwanted, unhelpful advice during a very difficult time. It’s so much nicer when other people stifle that urge and just sit with…

10 Myths About Psychology: Debunked

  This is really interesting.

Family Day Is For Everyone

Family Day is Ontario’s newest statutory holiday. We’re still figuring out how to observe it as a province as it’s only been around since 2007. Most of the businesses that advertise special discounts or events for it concentrates on families with young children. I’m hoping that this will evolve over time. Family Day is for everyone. Single parents and…

Suggestion Saturday: February 14, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, short stories, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. We Hate Our Bodies, and It’s Not Our Fault via DelilahSDawson. This post started going viral a couple of week ago. You might have already seen it. If you haven’t, give it a read. It’s…

The Answers

Here are the answers to all of the questions I’ve received this week. Thank you to everyone who participated! Which is the most essential ingredient: bacon, chocolate, or garlic? Bacon. I’ve heard of it being used in everything from toffee to brownies to ingenious bacon wraps for turkey. Do doctors usually use cologne? Now that you mention it, I…