Going To The Doctor

The ritual of cleaning up the body, preparing the mind and learning about the clinic, doctor and registration process.

How often is a check up necessary?

How often is it important to see the doctor?


The experience of a doctor’s visit.

Using the out comes to the best advantage.

Do you need a second opinion?

Does it harm you to follow the doctor’s orders?

When to question a doctors authority.


Many people need to go to the doctor on the regular basis.

Some not so often.

To learn the difference.

Being a good patient.

When to complain or sue?


Most of us can benefit from learning how to use the doctor in a safe manner.

Education can teach us to be safe and have an easier time when we are sick and need to see a doctor right away.

Using a clinic, a family doctor, a specialist or the Emergency.

Learning our way around medical insurance and the rest of the system of information.


Obtaining a clean bill of health.

What if, I am sick?

How to get better and follow the doctor’s instructions.

Using the medical system is easier said than done, we can all benefit from a little support, information, understanding, patience and good will.



Mindfulness, Meditation, and The Proper Use Of Impression

Is there a name for Buddhism and Stoicism?

Like there is a name for Taoism or Christianism?

In a sense, there is a lesson about ‘isms’.

In a sense, there’s a lesson in naming people, places and things.

Another way of expressing this tendency to identify and express is called belief.

In no way is this intended as a ranking or measure of a belief.

Yet, we all hold on to things with our mind.

Mindfulness is sometimes described as being present in the ‘here and now’.

Like Meditation is like learning to be aware without creating a belief or person, place or thing.

I am sure there are equally more valid ways to describe the use of these practices that help us use impressions in Buddhism, Stoicism, Taoism, and Christianism, or any ‘ism’.

Language itself has a way of impressing certain ‘ways’ upon those who read, write, speak and use the impressions of language.

The mind is a wonderful part of ourselves that can be taught ways that help us do harm to ourselves or others.

We even dwell upon our senses and being to some degree.

Yet, all these ways are steeped in a mystery that can misdirect the primary purpose: to learn how to be well.

The is a description not an indictment.

Desires And Aversions

To have the power of negative and positive impulses, another words, of making good use of impressions.

If I have to die now, I will die now. If later, I will find something more useful to do: live my life the best way I am able during work, leisure and in all my affairs.

Stop acting outside nature. Exercise impulse by saying no and practice purpose, design, and assent when I am able.

Stop myself from writing pretty platitudes. I will restrain myself from accepting praise and be content to look like nobody. It is best to practice testing myself through self examination and question my affairs. I need to get to know myself rather than writing a pretty book.

I need to drop any presumption I possess knowledge of any use before I approach the proper use of impressions.

I can’t afford to blame others, they don’t diminish my use of impressions.

I can use these as virtual guidelines to live ‘a good life’.

To learn to led and follow others in this way, I must exercise each day, simple principles, that ask me to put up with pain, be out done in power and legal matters.

To be of any virtue, I must practice very few desires and learn to face my aversion in a calm steady way.

The Disease Called Loneliness

“Excuse me,” a young woman raises her hand on the bus. “Does anyone know when to pull the bell to get off at the mall?”

Meanwhile two other young women turn to each other with grimacing disapproval.

The individual is building self esteem and keeps low expectations.

The paired couple are attempting to discourage this young woman’s building her self-esteem.

The pattern of any person learning to get their needs meet can be taught by parents, schools, churches and by playing in other social groups.

To even make a friend is a risk many people will not do these days.

Social media and other devices are prompting people to choose a “bad behaviour over a good one”.

People prefer their smartphone to risking self esteem to pursue low expectations from social activities that are used as venues to pursuing greater expectations and greater risking of self-esteem necessary to overcome lonely feelings.

The “great debate” has yet to become public over issues of loneliness, but we can all agree it is costly and in epidemic proportions.

Take every risk presented to you, wherever you stand on the loneliness continuum to foster your subjective wellbeing!

She may have a late nap and be up forever

Worries and concerns of a young mom talking to her friend on the way to the store, baby in tow.

She is grateful, thriving and living in a good way.

Contrasting situations arise downtown, but mom feels good taking her young baby out for a stroll with the support of a good friend.

So many parts to a well rounded life, what will this woman do in this lifetime?

Who will her baby become?

How will her family live over the next twenty five years.

There is a lot going on out there.

We have a lot of changes, choices and charges to work out.

But it is nice to smell the roses and acknowledge the traditional aspects from time to time.