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I watched this last night. Seemed like it has something helpful to say on the subject of that particular mix of envy and sadness you can sometimes feel when seeing work you consider better than your own...and I've been in that emotional state more than once across the decades.

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You might be interested in this, depending on your mental health needs.

News report courtesy of CBC News Sudbury...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/exotic-pet-therapy-1.4089163
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The trip did me some good. It got me out of the house, seeing some small part of the world, talking with and listening to other people. Perhaps that last, not so well as I ought to.
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Piya Chattopadhyah provides a guide to coping with some of the things we have to cope with during the winter holidays. Grief, alcoholism, bigoted relatives, staying away from home, interfaith coping...see if there's something here that helps you.
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This afternoon, I was at my day-job desk listening to CBC Radio One. First off was Ideas in the Afternoon. A profile on Chris Hedges, specifically, wherein he discusses both in lectures and in discussion with Paul Kennedy the mental health consequences of having been a war correspondent and the ethical consequences of being a citizen of a nation at war.

Following that was Canada Live, featuring Stars' live concert at CBC's Studio 211. Among the songs performed in that session was "Are You OK?"

Go check for the lyrics if you don't already have them at hand.

It may not be the context intended by Torquil Campbell and Amy Milan, but I can't see Campbell not paying attention to the timing if it's ever pointed out to him, accident though it was.
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I didn't know this was a real event.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lancet_rss at [Editorial] Universal health coverage post-2015: putting people first
Dec 12, 2014 marks the world's first Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. Defined in the World Health Report 2010, UHC means that all people who need quality, essential health services (prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation) receive them without enduring financial hardship. UHC also means different things to different people. Vivian Lin, health systems director (WHO regional office for the Western Pacific), told The Lancet, “some define UHC as a journey or an aspiration but it is actually a strategy to get to equitable and sustainable outcomes”.
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At some point today on Facebook, I wrote the following for my status:

In happy remembrance of friends past and present with birthdays and suchlike today...and in sombre remembrance of strangers I never got to meet.


At least one friend no longer with us, [livejournal.com profile] pikachette, had her birthday today. I know of others who also celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries and so on on this day.

Save for Chile, which had its own tragedy and madness begin some four decades ago on the same date, the rest of us found such celebrations overshadowed by the deeds of Wrong People eight years ago. We may, perhaps, may never be permitted the needful thing of healing our various wounds resulting from such macabre anniversaries. There are those who have a vested interest in seeing such wounds remain forever festering.

That doesn't mean we shouldn't keep trying.

And for the ghost of Leah AKA [livejournal.com profile] pikachette, if you're reading these words today?

I hope you've had a good one.

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