Showing posts from June, 2008

Blogging Personality

So here I am blogging away time.

Your Blogging Type is Confident and Insightful

You've got a ton of brain power, and you leverage it into brilliant blog.

Both creative and logical, you come up with amazing ideas and insights.

A total perfectionist, you find yourself revising and rewriting posts a lot of the time.

You blog for yourself - and you don't care how popular (or unpopular) your blog is!

What's Your Blogging Personality?

Sleepy Me

What's your sleeping position?

What Your Sleeping Position Says

You are calm and rational person with a good deal of balance in your life.

Friends consider you to be kind, caring, and truly loyal.

You are easy going and trusting. However, you are too sensible to fall for mind games.

Open to the world, you are not afraid to be yourself.

If you don't get enough sleep, you are: Able to cope

It's hard to sleep next to you because: You're a bed hog

What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About You?

I need to get tested

I don't like hospitals. My last stay in the hospital was when I had a kidney biopsy. And it was physically draining and emotionally disappointing. I guess I will never be able to forget the circumstances surrounding this biopsy. It somehow gave me, sad to say but true; an ominous indication of what my future would be like in the hands of people around me.

It was an eye opener. That was 5 years ago but remembering it today, doesn't make it any less painful, here in my heart. I am sorry a tear fell. Courage is the mark of a true lady. I should be beyond the ghosts of my past. There's only today and tomorrow, hopefully :-)

And I need to get tested again for the following:

1. T3
Ultrasound for my Thyroid Gland

2. ECG

3. Chest X-ray

4. Glucose (Fasting) PP
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Blood Uric Acid
Total Cholesterol

5. RBC
Differential Count: Neutrophiles

Fathers as Nurturers?

Mr Barack Obama couldn't have said it better. And I quote:

'Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father, he said. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.'

In a speech made before his congregation, this American Presidential candidate, touches on an observation about black fathers' absence from their children's lives. I think this is not only happening among black Americans. I believe this is slowly happening globally.

Although a father's traditional role is to be the family provider, isn't he also expected to help nurture his child or his children? I have heard many fathers say that nurturing is not their primary obligation and point to mothers to fulfill that role. Precisely why, most come home from work, seemingly tired and exhausted, expected to be left alone to rest. Usually, mothers shield fathers away from the day-today humdrum of family living. Do not disturb the master please.

So what happens if he suddenly…

Blogging for health?

I have always felt that positively expressing oneself is one way for an individual to control or manage stress. It happened to me. My life was totally stressed out because of an illness. Although my nephrologist suggested I read 'A Purpose Driven Life', a book that suggests that including God in ones life eventually leads a person to find the true meaning of his/her existence; it was not enough. Though the book did open my eyes to many of my human failings - failings that led me in the beginning to be even more depressed, feeling helpless and alone, I was consoled.

My stress emanates from the countless emotional, mostly anger issues, that needed to be aired. It wasn't really about my illness.

And then blogging. This post of the olden days attests to that.

After recently reading Joan Joyce's link about the therapeutic effect of blogging, I was pleasantly reminded, that I was in the right direction after all. It is an admitted fact, blogging gave me an opportunity…