Yes madam, I posted there during the process of my being diagnosed with what eventually turned out to be Bipolar/depression/anxiety. Really nice group of people there, you're such a rock for the people who need help.
Now that I'm used to the idea of having a label for my former crap behavior and now that I'm comfortable with being on medication, I can pretty much deal with it most of the time. I also feel like I wouldn't have much to offer the people needing help on that board, honestly, because I'm so new to it all. Seeing a therapist is still kinda trippy for me, honestly hahaha.
I'm grateful for my significant other, especially today. I had a really embarassing panic attack last night, and he helped me through it with patience, love and kindness.
I'm grateful for my family, and my friends. I'm grateful for my cat. I'm grateful to have a cute apartment and a car that runs well. I'm grateful for my education and my career.
I express gratitude through my words and actions, it's in everything I do. I tell people when I appreciate them, send cards, post stuff on Facebook, and give huge hugs when applicable. I never want to forget my blessings in life, so I try to humble myself in front of it and express gratitiude to the Universe as frequently as possible.View Thread
Where does it say anywhere in this article that this doctor even feels like patients who are over 200 lbs shouldn't have a doctor AT ALL? I mean, even in the quote in this page all they seem to be saying is that their office can't accomodate it.
I don't see anywhere where anyone (besides ironically, the people commenting against this policy) said that heavy people shouldn't be able to have their medical issues addressed. The issue in this article refers only to this one practice...I mean, this doctor probably wouldn't serve a cat either, not because they feel a cat doesn't deserve to live, but because they are simply not equipt to deal with a cat.
It's really easy, in matters of weight, to take things personally and be offended where no offense is meant. I don't have any bias against heavy people (and have been called a chubby-chaser numerous times ) but that doesn't mean I'd want a huge person on the other end of my seesaw, either. I've found the people hardest on the obese are the obese, imagining judgement where there isn't any or feeling morally judged where the issue refers only to the logistics of weight.
As a formerly obese person (who only a few months ago earned a normal BMI because of a huge lifestyle overhaul), I just want to encourage people with weight issues to not seem to SEEK disapproval. It's easy to become sensitive about as one poster put it, such an "apparent" problem, but most people in the world have their own lives to worry about, and have better things to do than hate on people for their fondness for cake or thyroid issues or whatever.
A doctor is allowed to choose patients who he/she can best serve. If I was over 200 lbs and knew a doctor felt he couldn't give me adequate care and viewed me as a liability, I'd rather he not see me and waste both of our time.View Thread
Absolutely yes, if your child is "playing" with an app, why not have it be something that actually benefits them? The kind of person who has this has to be someone with an iPad, and assumedly uses it a lot. The way society is going, it's likely that someone that young will also be using that kind of technology frequently. This makes a lot more sense to me than letting your kid watch tons of TVs and movies that provide absolutely no benefit and also create more socially isolated children.
It's going to encourage computer literacy in general, which makes more sense as more and more jobs go towards things being online. It's going to encourage literal literacy, forcing kids to read and understand not only how e-mail works but how communication in general works. Hopefully this will equate to more children using actual words while conversing online, not the dumb LOL OMG stuff that perpetuates itself now.
I don't have kids, but if I did I'd use this like any other piece of technology. I'd control the content, control the doses, and have this be an accessory to actually experiencing interpersonal relationships and being outside. It's a tool, why not use it and give your kid the heads-up in school? Intellect isn't just being smart, it's about being able to apply that smartness to tasks, and having a child who better understands a day-to-day task makes sense to me.View Thread