Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The neck bone is connected to the ?

The Ontario government made a huge announcement today,  with over $20 million committed over the next 6 years to improve the lives of people experiencing BOTH physical and mental illness.  This initiative is the first of its  kind to look at the whole human body.

We are making progress. Finally, perhaps we can finish the words to the Skeleton dance song we learned growing up….dem bones dem bones....which started with the toes and worked its way up the body to the backbone connected to the neck bone…. 
Now we are going to find out what the neckbone is connected to!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Is this sick or not?

What do you think?  Sure, sick time is bad for business and doctors have better things to do than write notes for employees.....does  a sick note give your employer adequate "proof"?  What if your illness isn't "physical" but is more "mental"...will your family physician still give you a note?  If you don't need a note, is it easier to call in to say you are sick with a bad headache (perhaps from a hangover?) than with depression?  Being sick isn't fun, for me anyway, and if there's doubt about trusting that an employee is physically ill.....how would that person feel if they were mentally ill?  Then again, apparently a lot of  Toronto airport employees called in sick during the cold winter weather this past weekend....what do you think? Is this sick or not?  http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/01/09/no-more-sick-notes/