Running Down The OT Perks

Wellness wins since we last spoke: Asked for overtime and got it; every week if I want it Found an empty office at the end of the hall for lunch hour yoga Found a nature preserve half a mile from my office; with a river and trails How is overtime a win, other than the…

A Square Deal in Seven Scenes

Setting:  Exam room of fancy medical office in fancy city. Patient Mercy has just been examined, diagnosed, and received a treatment recommendation from Doctor. Patient  Mercy has agreed to receive the treatment. Mercy sits in chair staring at X-rays. Scene One:  Doctor exits exam room, Admin Lady comes in.  Admin Lady:  We checked your insurance….

Unbeauty And The Beast

How many times can you break a fast before you have admit you are no longer fasting? Twice? Three times? I could type “I broke my Spending Fast again,” but if I did that three times I might as well type “I am no longer on a Spending Fast.” Except I am back on it,…

Beauty School Drop In

Guess what I did? Yep. After growing it long enough to learn to cut it myself, I went back to the pixie. And I went to my local beauty college and let a student cut it. Oh yeah, a pixie — the most unforgiving of any haircut mistakes — by a student stylist. Who does…

More Migrant Wellness

I’m traveling again. The year is only halfway done and I’m already on my fourth trip. I’m sitting in a coffee house now with a few hours before my next event. These are the frags I have neglected over the past couple of weeks: I forgot to flip Blazing for the second image. Or perhaps…

Early Release For Good Behavior

Financial wellness got an early pay day today!  I just pulled the trigger on a massive debt payoff this morning. With scheduled payments this four-figure debt was supposed to be wiped in December. My oh-so-hopeful goal was to knock it out in March. Nope — TODAY! That’s twelve months early of the payoff date, meaning…

TMI, Fake, Etc. — Three Ways Stay Broke

Occupational and financial wellness is not a lottery, folks. Help me help you. Job seekers, success chasers, and rewards reapers; let’s add a few more items to the list of things that are probably killing your employment chances. Don’t blurt out your sexual orientation during the interview. Just don’t. If you reveal your sexual orientation…

Freedom For Sale

I mentioned in my January Work Release post that my 30-day uber-frugal challenge fizzled quickly because I was already so frugal when I signed up for it. I characterized it as a challenge I didn’t need, as it turned out. There wasn’t much for me to change or adjust, so I wasn’t challenged. That doesn’t…

Yule Thank Me

The Spending Fast. It rolls on through mid-December. If you’ve been following me for the past few weeks you’ve no doubt seen my anti-shopping propaganda go up in blazing yellow glory every weekend. I have strong feelings. They show. Due to the financial component I suppose the Spending Fast falls under the category of Occupational…