Monthly Archives: April 2014

Happiness Project

I just finished reading Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project — totally enjoyable but also frustrating, as I tend to be annoyed by the self-indulgent, memoir-y, I-did-this-for-a-year type books…. and yet, I love these types of easy reads and thoroughly enjoyed it; … Continue reading

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Productivity

Lately I have been thinking quite a bit about productivity and work ethic. I used to tie my self-worth in to my day’s productivity. If I was productive with school or tasks at home, I felt good about myself. If … Continue reading

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Three things that maintain anxiety I read this article today and it shook me a bit. Instead of listing things that “cure” or reduce anxiety, this lists the three behaviors that maintain people’s states of anxiety. 1. Avoidance 2. Reassurance … Continue reading

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Flaking out

I flake out on people a lot. Just earlier tonight, in fact, I was going to cancel plans with friends and stay home, maybe read a book and cozy up on the couch, and the fleeting thought of “I should … Continue reading

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On therapy

I had this great therapist when I was 17. My parents forced me to see Ellen and I didn’t talk to her for about six months. I spent a lot of time asking what the point of therapy was and … Continue reading

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