self care

Felt Cute, Might Delete Later

  First, the history: According to KnowYourMeme.com, the “Feeling Cute Might Delete Later” Meme has been around since January 2017. At least, in some form. That’s more than two years! If you wanna feel real old, that was the month and year

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Felt Cute, Might Delete Later

  First, the history: According to KnowYourMeme.com, the “Feeling Cute Might Delete Later” Meme has been around since January 2017. At least, in some form. That’s more than two years! If you wanna feel real old, that was the month and year

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My Favorite “Woo Woo Hippy Doo” iPhone Apps

  Dream Journal Ultimate I have been using Dream Journal Ultimate for over a year now. It’s honestly the most reliable part of my morning routine! Before I started journaling my dreams, I maybe remembered one or two dreams a

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My Favorite “Woo Woo Hippy Doo” iPhone Apps

  Dream Journal Ultimate I have been using Dream Journal Ultimate for over a year now. It’s honestly the most reliable part of my morning routine! Before I started journaling my dreams, I maybe remembered one or two dreams a

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On Being High Maintenance, Whatever The Hell That Means

  I am high maintenance, and I’m mad as hell about it.   I think about this a lot, but this article is just one of many that stuck in my craw. I guess I’ve been “high maintenance” for a

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On Being High Maintenance, Whatever The Hell That Means

  I am high maintenance, and I’m mad as hell about it.   I think about this a lot, but this article is just one of many that stuck in my craw. I guess I’ve been “high maintenance” for a

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Dentist

  This is the face of a woman who hasn’t been to the dentist in ten years. And she’s terrified.   Trigger warning: if you’re afraid of the dentist, you probably don’t want to read this post, as it will

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Dentist

  This is the face of a woman who hasn’t been to the dentist in ten years. And she’s terrified.   Trigger warning: if you’re afraid of the dentist, you probably don’t want to read this post, as it will

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When I’m Stressed Out, I Wet My Plants

  I’m not amazing at self-care. Honestly. I’m not really good at nurturing my own growth, taking the time to be deliberate and caring, and being aware of the ways I take care of my physical being.   But I’m great

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When I’m Stressed Out, I Wet My Plants

  I’m not amazing at self-care. Honestly. I’m not really good at nurturing my own growth, taking the time to be deliberate and caring, and being aware of the ways I take care of my physical being.   But I’m great

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Omelettes – In The Microwave!!!

  Backstory: I joined a Facebook community about Depression Meals. What’s a “depression meal,” you ask? Well, according to the group, basically anything that you eat while depressed? There’s a good variety between like really tragic and lazy meals (leftover

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Omelettes – In The Microwave!!!

  Backstory: I joined a Facebook community about Depression Meals. What’s a “depression meal,” you ask? Well, according to the group, basically anything that you eat while depressed? There’s a good variety between like really tragic and lazy meals (leftover

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The Glow Up

  Every time I sat down to write about The Glow Up, I felt inadequate. Like, I hadn’t glowed-up enough.   A Glow Up, if we are to believe popular culture, is when one transforms into a better version of

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The Glow Up

  Every time I sat down to write about The Glow Up, I felt inadequate. Like, I hadn’t glowed-up enough.   A Glow Up, if we are to believe popular culture, is when one transforms into a better version of

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Yes, I Actually Floated In A Sensory Deprivation Tank (Mostly)

It’s the day after my float, and I want to write down everything while I still have a thin crust of salt in my forearm hairs. So I want it on record that *I* was the one who had this wacky idea

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Yes, I Actually Floated In A Sensory Deprivation Tank (Mostly)

It’s the day after my float, and I want to write down everything while I still have a thin crust of salt in my forearm hairs. So I want it on record that *I* was the one who had this wacky idea

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I Got The Power

I wanted to pop in a week after this post and give you an update on my medical situation, but since then, the health and welfare of the entire country has gone critical. I can’t believe it actually happened, but Tr*mpcare passed the HOR. REALLY?! I

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I Got The Power

I wanted to pop in a week after this post and give you an update on my medical situation, but since then, the health and welfare of the entire country has gone critical. I can’t believe it actually happened, but Tr*mpcare passed the HOR. REALLY?! I

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Do It Cuz It’s Good For You, Keep Doin’ It Cuz It Feels So Goooood

  Cross yourself and pray that this isn’t fake news, because research is finally saying all the right things, you know?   First, a study out of Kyorin University in Japan suggests that eating ice cream for breakfast can improve mental performance.

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Do It Cuz It’s Good For You, Keep Doin’ It Cuz It Feels So Goooood

  Cross yourself and pray that this isn’t fake news, because research is finally saying all the right things, you know?   First, a study out of Kyorin University in Japan suggests that eating ice cream for breakfast can improve mental performance.

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Recovering From Sub-Optimal Conditions

I had a bunch of other stuff I wanted to share today, but then two things failed: One, WordPress. Two, my digestive system. I think the pair are related, like in the landmark health resource “Our Blogs, Our Selves.” Ha ha! Silly

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Recovering From Sub-Optimal Conditions

I had a bunch of other stuff I wanted to share today, but then two things failed: One, WordPress. Two, my digestive system. I think the pair are related, like in the landmark health resource “Our Blogs, Our Selves.” Ha ha! Silly

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Giving Up Giving Up Things For Lent For Lent

Read it again: it makes sense. I was raised Catholicish, which means we were really The Most Catholic two times of the year: Christmas and Easter. Both holidays were preceded by a months-long buildup of anticipation at church wherein the

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Giving Up Giving Up Things For Lent For Lent

Read it again: it makes sense. I was raised Catholicish, which means we were really The Most Catholic two times of the year: Christmas and Easter. Both holidays were preceded by a months-long buildup of anticipation at church wherein the

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the best GOOD NEWS of the year, roundup

Awwwww you guuuyyys it’s my last weekly Good News roundup of 2016! You know, in years past, I would have felt a twinge of nostalgia saying “Last X of 20XX,” but I really don’t feel anything. TIME IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT,

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the best GOOD NEWS of the year, roundup

Awwwww you guuuyyys it’s my last weekly Good News roundup of 2016! You know, in years past, I would have felt a twinge of nostalgia saying “Last X of 20XX,” but I really don’t feel anything. TIME IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT,

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New Year’s Resolutions? Well, Why Not.

Retire the phrase “tfw.” It was funny for a while, but now I’ve got that feeling that it’s overplayed. Stop snarking on popular things — because sometimes popular things are popular because they’re good — like rosé, and Beyoncé (NOTE: I recognize

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New Year’s Resolutions? Well, Why Not.

Retire the phrase “tfw.” It was funny for a while, but now I’ve got that feeling that it’s overplayed. Stop snarking on popular things — because sometimes popular things are popular because they’re good — like rosé, and Beyoncé (NOTE: I recognize

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2016 Year in Review

Buckle up, Buttercup! It’s the annual massive “best posts of the year” post! I’ve done it in 2012, 2013, 2014, and dang if it didn’t take me 1 2 3 4 tries but I did it in 2015, too. We’ve

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2016 Year in Review

Buckle up, Buttercup! It’s the annual massive “best posts of the year” post! I’ve done it in 2012, 2013, 2014, and dang if it didn’t take me 1 2 3 4 tries but I did it in 2015, too. We’ve

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CBT Thought Record Diary App aka I Don’t Have Any Nudes On My Phone, But This Is Way, Way Worse, Trust Me

On Saturday, I asked if anyone would be interested in hearing about the CBT app that my therapist recommended to me, and then I was like, Well, I want to write about it anyway. So, by not-popular demand, here’s All

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CBT Thought Record Diary App aka I Don’t Have Any Nudes On My Phone, But This Is Way, Way Worse, Trust Me

On Saturday, I asked if anyone would be interested in hearing about the CBT app that my therapist recommended to me, and then I was like, Well, I want to write about it anyway. So, by not-popular demand, here’s All

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GOOD NEWS! I Finally Had A Therapy Appointment This Week, And Everything Is Gonna Be OKAY

Heya, so, sorry this “typically Friday post” is going up on Saturday, I had a lot of “finish days” this week and I just couldn’t get anything started! That’s not to say I don’t have A LOT of good news

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GOOD NEWS! I Finally Had A Therapy Appointment This Week, And Everything Is Gonna Be OKAY

Heya, so, sorry this “typically Friday post” is going up on Saturday, I had a lot of “finish days” this week and I just couldn’t get anything started! That’s not to say I don’t have A LOT of good news

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The Cake Dream

On Monday night, I fell asleep on my boyfriend while watching Jean-Claude Van Damme or something, and I had a dream about cake. The cake in my dream was a vanilla cake, light and spongy, half-decorated in white frosting and half-decorated

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The Cake Dream

On Monday night, I fell asleep on my boyfriend while watching Jean-Claude Van Damme or something, and I had a dream about cake. The cake in my dream was a vanilla cake, light and spongy, half-decorated in white frosting and half-decorated

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“Self Care” Was At My Fingertips All Along

“Self care” is trendy. I would go so far as to say “self care” is the buzzword of 2016. And the way 2016 has been going, we all need a crapload of self care. When the “self care trend” started

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“Self Care” Was At My Fingertips All Along

“Self care” is trendy. I would go so far as to say “self care” is the buzzword of 2016. And the way 2016 has been going, we all need a crapload of self care. When the “self care trend” started

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Get THE SELF-ESTEEM WORKBOOK, Seriously!

So this story begins where it’s been all my life: a slow supernova of self-loathing and self-fulfilling prophesy expanding in a fireball of snowballing problems, sitting in a therapist’s squeaky leather chair. “Would you like to try something?” she asks.

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Get THE SELF-ESTEEM WORKBOOK, Seriously!

So this story begins where it’s been all my life: a slow supernova of self-loathing and self-fulfilling prophesy expanding in a fireball of snowballing problems, sitting in a therapist’s squeaky leather chair. “Would you like to try something?” she asks.

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