A while back I wrote a piece entitled, “What Women Want” and had the aid of three lovely and very talented ladies to help me figure out just what that was.

Now however, I figured it was the men’s turn to share their thoughts and spill their guts, hence this piece.

There were three totally radical dudes (listed below) who actually answered my questions, can you believe it, I’m as happy as I was the day I discovered ...

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VIB Journals
Comas Come With Gifts: A Case of Misdiagnosis Continued

"Six Feet Under" was on. It had been one of my favorite shows, before the coma, but now I was having a hard time looking at the screen. There was a body on the gurney and tubes were draining the blood from it while others replaced the blood with, I assume, formaldehyde. Our children were asleep in their bedrooms, probably dreaming about their birthdays that were just a few days away. Our daughter would be turning eleven and our son would be turning six. The show ended and my husband kissed me goodnight and went to bed, he had work in the morning.

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VIB Higher Power
Listen to the Clock Ticking

This past week I met one of the many, many patients that stream through the hospital. I haven’t been able to stop thinking of this person since my eyes first saw the confused, delusional, unsettled eyes that looked through me as we met.

As I participated in the care of this patient, I realized and verbalized to the younger physician and nurses in the room with me, ”This person was just like us at one point—a job, “regular” living habits, deciding what to eat, when to eat, deciding how to live life—this person did all those things just like we do now.” It was a gut-wrenching revelation. It’s not the first time I’ve had it, but this week, that thought worked its way deeper into my heart than in previous times.

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VIB Music
Broken Bird music video shoot day

Over two days we shot visuals for "Broken Bird" and "Nocturnal." The challenge for this project will be to bring out the strong characters and personalities, fantastic or mythical elements of Ariel's songs.

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The sticky tape saga ends. From my research, there are actually companies out there who feel that everything that s transpired in these past few strips is for the benefit of the intern. As in, those occurrences WERE the good parts that need to be earned.

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The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle. mandrake [man drāk] noun, c.1200; Gr < mandragoras  L < OE < ME mandragora; also nightshade, mayapple. Denizen of the Clockpunk Wizard world. A vegetable-based homunculus inhabited by a minor demon. Only mandrake…

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Higher Power
It's Not for Naught: a young widow's journey: A Glimpse of Heaven: ...

I just got back from traveling long distance to my grandmother's funeral. When you have lost a spouse, funerals are not a easy. They bring back so many emotions and memories, yet I felt compelled to go to comfort my grandpa and my mother. I was expecting it to be hard, but it was a sweet and tender experience to be there. One that taught me that miracles still occur....

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VIB Opinionated
Possible: A Nationwide Law Enforcement Conspiracy

Wally can't help but wonder about all the shootings of unarmed African-American teens, of late. "I don't know how most white people feel about them," he said. "But for me, it's real creepy." And citing the many police shootings and beatings of unarmed black people across the nation, "It's starting to seem like more than random events and may be informal, but very organized."

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VIB Self
Crisis Management Tip: Patience Wins Every Time

Slow and steady wins the race.

You know the story of the hare and the turtle. The turtle keeps putting one slow foot in front of the other. The hare races forward, then stops. Races forward again, then takes a nap because he thinks he’s so far ahead, he is entitled to a rest. But the turtle keeps on going, slow step by slow step, never stopping, never quitting.

You might say it is consistency that wins the day. That too is a very big part of it.

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VIB Health
Is Being Bipolar All That I Am?

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2007 and started this blog in 2008. I’m still not sure why I started it, but whatever the reason, it became a big deal to me – a very big deal. Friends, family and acquaintances started reading it and it opened conversations about bipolar and how it affects me. I was excited by the number of people, both online and offline who asked questions. They wanted to learn more and to understand. I felt obligated to blog nearly every day. It seemed like everything I said or did revolved around this blog. Does that mean that being bipolar is all that I am?

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Growing up I was very active in sports resulting in being a tomboy occasionally. I enjoy trying to tie that part of my life into my present day wardrobe. This muscle tank from Imogene-Willie was a perfect top to accomplish that for me. It is edgy, sporty, and comfortable. In my opinion Imogene-Willie ACED the muscle tank. Was there a sport you played growing up?

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