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  •   Merry Thanks-for-Giving Week! JustHeath has often been described as “mysterious,” “private,” “esoteric,” etc.  This criticism is fair.  However, I’m going to divulge some things today, so pay attention! (Revelation #1:  JustHeath very much dislikes unnecessarily repeating himself.)  Firstly, I admit that I am somewhat resistant to anything resembling a fad (Revelation #2), so that is one reason why I do not participate in the prominent postings of things I’m thankful for each day in November.  Please don’t take that to mean that I am against expressing thankfulness because that is most definitely not the case…in fact, I advocate it […]

    Thanks-for-Giving: The Gifted

      Merry Thanks-for-Giving Week! JustHeath has often been described as “mysterious,” “private,” “esoteric,” etc.  This criticism is fair.  However, I’m going to divulge some things today, so pay attention! (Revelation #1:  JustHeath very much dislikes unnecessarily repeating himself.)  Firstly, I admit that I am somewhat resistant to anything resembling a fad (Revelation #2), so that is one reason why I do not participate in the prominent postings of things I’m thankful for each day in November.  Please don’t take that to mean that I am against expressing thankfulness because that is most definitely not the case…in fact, I advocate it […]

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  • Bonjour! Here at Philosophy Matters, we talk a lot about morals and ethics, so today I thought I’d briefly discuss some of the philosophical principles most of the ethical codes in the helping professions are based upon.  First, I should point out that most professional organizations have some sort of ethical code that members must agree to abide by in order to receive and maintain active membership.  For example, the codes I am most familiar with are those of the American Counseling Association (ACA, 2005) and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA, 2010), but it’s very probable that any large […]

    Moral (Principles) Monday

    Bonjour! Here at Philosophy Matters, we talk a lot about morals and ethics, so today I thought I’d briefly discuss some of the philosophical principles most of the ethical codes in the helping professions are based upon.  First, I should point out that most professional organizations have some sort of ethical code that members must agree to abide by in order to receive and maintain active membership.  For example, the codes I am most familiar with are those of the American Counseling Association (ACA, 2005) and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA, 2010), but it’s very probable that any large […]

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  • This week I’ve taken my very first staycation. I was supposed to go on a trip to see a space shuttle launch with the vacation days I had put in for at work, but several factors added up to make it not seem as feasible. I had some car issues that were not fully resolved and I was already tired from a long work week and the final events in Epic April. Adding 20 hours of driving over 3 days would have only worn me out more, and while I’m normally a fan of crazy vacations, I really needed to […]

    Staycation: Finding Obstacles to Living in the Present

    This week I’ve taken my very first staycation. I was supposed to go on a trip to see a space shuttle launch with the vacation days I had put in for at work, but several factors added up to make it not seem as feasible. I had some car issues that were not fully resolved and I was already tired from a long work week and the final events in Epic April. Adding 20 hours of driving over 3 days would have only worn me out more, and while I’m normally a fan of crazy vacations, I really needed to […]

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  • In my effort to live the good life, I decided on my birthday of last year to give up soda. Several years earlier, I had made the switch to almost exclusively drinking diet soda, but so many studies have shown that the artificial sweeteners used in these sodas are not only bad for you, but likely cause you to crave more food anyway. For these reasons, I decided it was time that I stopped drink soda – it simply has no place in the good life, at least on anything like a regular basis. I had tried quitting caffeine cold turkey in the past to […]

    My Battle with Quitting Soda (Episode 1): On Intuition

    In my effort to live the good life, I decided on my birthday of last year to give up soda. Several years earlier, I had made the switch to almost exclusively drinking diet soda, but so many studies have shown that the artificial sweeteners used in these sodas are not only bad for you, but likely cause you to crave more food anyway. For these reasons, I decided it was time that I stopped drink soda – it simply has no place in the good life, at least on anything like a regular basis. I had tried quitting caffeine cold turkey in the past to […]

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