After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

April 2012

Addiction: The cost of caring

04/23/12

Addiction: The cost of caring

Actual letter written to a son by his mother: “[Son’s name] Get out! Get out! Take your belongings and leave. If you don’t get out, you can consider this a suicide note. With you in my life, I have no present, no future, just a miserable past. I never realized how very much I could hate you. Just get out! [Signed with her full name].”

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“Most in need of improvement” mindset about to get a needed tune-up

04/16/12

“Most in need of improvement” mindset about to get a needed tune-up

I have promised to check in via blog, as part of my participation in IB’s “most improved” category in the “Fittest Executive” contest, every couple weeks until the winners are unveiled. Since I have not yet met with a nutritionist (another appointment and benefit of being in the competition), I haven’t yet hit on the perfect dietary balance for me to lose weight.

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And the greatest of these is love

04/02/12

And the greatest of these is love

Thanks for the many kind words after the recent unexpected death of my brother, Kurt, due to a brain bleed. The trip to Missouri to take possession of his body and to give away his belongings, including car, furniture, and tools, was emotionally exhausting. I was fine in the immediate aftermath, but I’m now admittedly more depressed than I ever imagined I’d feel again. It will take time to get over this big bridge to my new world that now exists without him in it.

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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