Crystal Bowersox Opines on Addiction and Abuse – What is the Workplace Response?

February 26, 2011

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Crystal Bowersox has a new hit song out called “Farmer’s Daughter.” I let it play a few times this morning, allowing the words to sink in. Here it is for you. Feel free to play it back a few times, as I did. It’s well worth it.

As a former alcohol and drug abuse counselor, I saw many lives damaged and destroyed. While the themes of abuse were common, such as parental absenteeism, mental abuse, physical abuse, reversal of parent and child roles, sexual abuse and confusion, early death and abandonment, jail time, each one case had its’ own unique enactment and consequences. Naturally, many suffered erratic employment and poor job prospects.
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What do Joshua, Paul Revere and Argentine Ants Have in Common?

February 22, 2011

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In this new social internet age, can anyone doubt our powerful need to communicate a message, to be heard and to act upon that message as a group.

In biblical times, Joshua rallied the Hebrew troops with his shofar, sounding the charge and striking fear in the hearts of the soldiers of Jericho. During the American Revolution, Paul Revere road his horse to fame on a midnight ride to warn the American patriots that “The British are coming!” And you all know that argentine ants, with their acid trails and chemical receptors transmit the message to stampede any threat and devour any food source. Read the rest of this entry »


Pest Control Companies – Upward Mobility?

February 17, 2011

Accomplishment comes in many forms. Extra pay is always good. You can’t argue with that… well, that is, if you think your increased pay met your expectation. For most pest control technicians, who need each and every dollar, this is critical.

Promotions are particularly nice. But where is it that you can move up to in a pest control company? Read the rest of this entry »


King George and I Can’t

February 13, 2011

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The King’s Speech, arguably the best film of the year, lays bare the inner fears of a man forced into a life that demanded a great deal more than he was initially prepared to handle, a life that he dreaded. Also revealed are childhood traumas from which royals are not exempt, traumas that carry mental scars that need to become unbound if they are to be healed and overcome.
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Fascination with Death – Professional Choices

February 8, 2011

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If you thought pest control was a strange profession, try being a professional mortician. In this article, Alexandra Mosca describes a variety of reasons why she became a mortician and how she conducts herself. One motivation was the desire to comfort people passing through a difficult transition, as she had with the death of a loved one. But a deeper confession was that she always had a fascination with death.
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