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2 months ago

Beauty standards

Royce Shook · “She ain’t pretty. She just looks that way,” are the song lyrics from an old song from 1990 written and performed by the Northern Pikes, which I heard on the radio the other day. · The song suggests that the girl the writer falls in love with is beautiful on the outside, but she ...

7 months ago

Issues for Seniors in Canada

Royce Shook · There are many issues that seniors in Canada may face, and the specific issues that are most significant can vary from person to person. Some common issues that seniors may face include. · Health issues As people age, they may be more likely to experience health problems such as ...

7 months ago

Ibrahim damola

Ibrahim Damola · I’m straightforward person and treat people with respect and kindness.I work diligently and I obey the rules and regulations that govern the establishment.I created a good and solid relationship between the client ,employers and my fellow workers

7 months ago

Fifth Amendment Insanity

Jim Murray · The Fifth Amendment right regarding self-incrimination goes something like this “A form of privilege, set out in the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution, that gives an individual the right to refuse to answer any questions or make any statements that could be used in a crimina ...

8 months ago

Finding a date in person or using your app?

Royce Shook · This is for my single friends, who already know this, but I found this surprising and you might not have realized it if you’re already partnered, but a large portion of heterosexual couples have found their person on an app, according to a 2019 study from Stanford. · According to ...

11 months ago

Bits of Advice 3

Royce Shook · The advice continues but remember, that when being given advice, always consider the source. · 1. · You can’t reason someone out of a notion that they didn’t reason themselves into. · 2. · Your best job will be one that you were unqualified for because it stretches you. In fact, ...

1 year ago

Dementia 1

Royce Shook · The following information and the next few posts were taken from Medical News TodayDementia is a general term for symptoms affecting memory, communication, and thinking. Although the likelihood of having dementia increases with age, it is not a normal part of aging. Symptoms of d ...

1 year ago

Ages 55 to 65 take care of yourself

Royce Shook · In a previous life, I was the department head in a large school and I had several teachers in my department who were in their 60s. Over time, I noticed that some of them, not all, needed more help and were using their sick days more than their younger colleagues. I was at a loss ...

1 year ago

Boasters and Gossipers

Mohammed Abdul Jawad · Image source: PixabayBraggarts are boring people. And more than wasting others' time, I presume they spoil others’ peace of mind with their nasty remarks and nuisance attitude. · Imagine a person devoid of humility and brimming with pride. Would such a person practice genuine gen ...

1 year ago

Precepts for Bettering our Lives

Mohammed Abdul Jawad · Image source: Pixabay · Instead of finding out factual information, we, sometimes rely on rumors. · We are living in an era where nothingness becomes news, one’s stupidity is counted as a sensational story, baseless rumors are sketched as realities and vain gossips are valued mor ...

2 years ago


Royce Shook ·  I met an anti-vaccer for the first time a few days ago and listened to why he was against getting a vaccine. None of his arguments made any sense but had enough plausibility to make some sense. He was a strong believer in his position and I could not sway him by presenting the t ...

2 years ago

Influencing others

Royce Shook · I was watching a commercial where a young lady offers to buy another person a coffee. In the commercial the lady buying the coffee says that the person she is buying a coffee is a “work friend”, but the other person says, “I am your best friend.” Many of us have work friends and ...

3 years ago

Stages of Grief: Bargaining

Royce Shook · Elisabeth Kübler-Ross understood that the five phases are not strictly encountered in a linear manner and that the person dealing with their own impending death may jump back and forth between them. · There is the general misunderstanding that these steps, in this exact order, ar ...

3 years ago


Royce Shook · You may have noticed, that people usually see past your appearances? This is interesting because of the fact that we all form first impressions brought on by our personal perception of an individual.  · In psychology, the term perception refers to the different mental processes t ...

4 years ago

Talking to a dying person

Royce Shook · I have talked about this before, the five regrets of the dying but I thought I would talk about it again. My favourite cousin had a brain aneurysm and she is not as fortunate as my wife, who fully recovered from her aneurysm. My cousin is not recovering and her daughter told me t ...

4 years ago

Visiting a person with Dementia or a brain injury

Royce Shook · How to make your visit a great source of support for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. · “Conversing, engaging, digging from the past and incorporating it into a conversation is one of the best brain exercises you can get. · The sad part is that there is a good ...

4 years ago

The loss of a spouse

Royce Shook · I have known Gary for over 40 years and his wife, with the support of her family, committed assisted suicide (which is legal in Canada). Gary is in mourning, he is feeling grief and sorrow at the loss. He is going through many different feelings at this point. All of his feelings ...

4 years ago

Pondering on a beautiful day

Royce Shook · We all have made mistakes in our life doing some things wrong along with our journey. We often feel trapped because good does not associate with bad. It doesn’t necessarily mean we are a bad person, it means that we are misinformed and confused in some areas. In addition, it mean ...

5 years ago

Your last adventure

Royce Shook · As we start on our newest adventure, we should take some time to think that for every physical adventure, besides the possibility of reward, there's the possibility of loss. We have, before we start, weighed the odds, and determined that the risk of success outweighs the risk of ...

5 years ago

Alternatives To Gift Baskets

Royce Shook · When searching for the perfect gift for one of your family members or even one of your friends there is usually a whole lot of pressure to buy the right thing simply because you don't want to disappoint anyone. There are times when you just don't know what to buy, and everyone ha ...

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