Two are better than one: sharing our burdens

Leave a comment

Photo by Honey Fangs on Unsplash.

Two are better than one… If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a

A couple weeks ago, my husband and I were acting out the bad-cop, good-cop scenario during a situation wrought with adulting. You know the kind: big decisions with life-altering consequences. On one day, I’d be…[read more]

Word-of-the-month: phlegmatic (adj.)

Leave a comment

[Image credit: Arvind Balaraman]

This month’s word is phlegmatic, pronounced fleg-‘ma-tik.  This is an adjective (used to describe a noun); derivatives include phlegmatical (adjective) and phlegmatically (adverb).  According to the The Free Online Dictionary, the definition of phlegmatic is 1) Of or relating to phlegm; phlegymy or 2) having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional.  Synonyms include composed, unflappable, apathetic, indifferent, placid, impassive, undemonstrative and matter-of-fact.  Historically speaking, a person with this type of character was said to result from having an overabundance of phlegm.  For the sake of my post; however, the sample sentence is based on the second definition, which reads:  The typically energetic author appeared phlegmatic, showing no emotion upon hearing her book announced as a New York Times Bestseller.  

Do you consider yourself phlegmatic or unemotional when it comes to life?