Category Archives: stress

Stress Test

We got to the hospital early. And then we waited. While we waited in the hall outside the testing room we watched people of various ages, stages, sizes and sexes (well, not really various sexes, just your basic two – … Continue reading

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Earl

Sitting here waiting for the fun to begin. Earl is coming to visit the Maritimes today. He’s supposed to land on the Island in about 4-5 hours but he knocks before he enters! When we first moved here to PEI … Continue reading

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I Try Not To Worry

If you’ve been reading here lately you know I’ve been dealing with some health issues. The short version, for those who don’t want a rerun, my blood pressure went nuts, I developed some strange stomach issues and I’ve been living … Continue reading

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Breaking Pastors (part four)

It seems I was actually being ‘topical’ or ‘current’ with my latest posts on Breaking Pastors. By way of wrap up – not really a conclusion, there’s a whole lot more to say – I thought I would gather some … Continue reading

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Breaking Pastors (part three)

I have it on good authority that these are ‘depressing posts’. I’m not feeling depressed and I’m not trying to make anyone feel down. When I read the statistic last week that 1500 pastor/priest/minister types leave their jobs every single … Continue reading

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Breaking Pastors (part two)

With 1500 pastors leaving their jobs every month in North America I’m working through some of the reasons that are contributing to the exodus. I know some people who are part of that statistic. In fact, since I first started … Continue reading

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Sick Too

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season … Continue reading

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Sick

I haven’t posted for a while. My last post, on stress, stressed me out. I’ve been trying to take a little break from living inside my head since at least a few of my problems seem to originate there. A … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Stressful Job?

Recently, my visit to the Emergency room had me answering this question, “Do you have a stressful job?” It was also one of the questions that came up on my other 3 visits as they tried to figure out what … Continue reading

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