Setting Your Own Agenda

One of the most frustrating things is the feeling that you aren’t setting your own agenda. The day gets away from you. You feel obligated to do things for others. The line between your day job and your home life blurs. It’s all well and good to intend to set your own agenda, but how […]

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The Yoga Approach to Life

I’ve written about a transformational experience I’ve had in yoga class before, but I think the real change comes with adopting the yoga approach to life. What is the yoga approach to life? Well, firstly, it’s not like a thing in the official sense, unless it is a thing and I don’t know about it. What […]

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The Countdown to 2017 Is Here!

I think we’ve all heard someone casually mention how terrible 2016 has been. While it hasn’t been as bad as some years in recent memory (looking at you, 2010), this year has been trying, to say the least. If you scroll through the archives, you can see some whining and rambling posts about how tired […]

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To Do List for Wednesday, November 9

Today I woke up at 5:10. I fed the dog. I made the coffee. I completed week 3, day 2 of Couch to 5K. I had two cups of coffee, and ate the same breakfast I always have. Today I will go to work. Today I will grade papers. Today I will hold office hours […]

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Constructive Summer: From Zen to Jacked Up in 2:53

I’ve been bragging a lot lately about how zen I’ve been feeling. For a person who has spent the majority of her life biting her nails in an anxiety-fueled frenzy, this is a very nice (and incredibly welcome) change of pace. I’m not entirely sure why I feel so calm at peace with life. There […]

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10 Self-Care Strategies for When the Universe Is Conspiring Against You

Self-care strategies are important because there are so many ways that everyday life wants to ruin your day. Even when you do everything you possibly can to ensure you have a good day, that doesn’t mean that the universe isn’t trying to ruin it. I’ve been using these self-care strategies lately for the times when […]

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The Transformative Practice of Saying No

Before you get too far into this post, just know that I’m not so good at saying no. I’m working on it, which is to say that someday I hope to be an expert who says no to like 89% of everything. Saying no is hard for many reasons. For me, I think it’s a […]

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Guarding the Fuck Bucket

I realize “fuck bucket” may offend some. I’m also well aware it’s often used a derogatory term for a woman, but I’m taking that phrase and turning it into something else. I’m reclaiming it so I can talk about the amount of energy we have to deal with life. So if you got to this […]

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