My Bacon is Better Than Yours: 5 Things that Happen When You Envy Other People’s Bacon

I was 13 when I first played on the same soccer team as my older sister, who was two years older. It was both fun and painfully frustrating. She was the top scorer on the team. She’d score an average of four goals a game. As for me, I’d score a goal now and then,…

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Summertime Sadness: 22 Songs That Gave Me Serious Feels This Summer

As I’m sure all my fellow mental illness sufferers do, I like music that really packs a punch. Sometimes it’s inspirational and oftentimes it’s super sad (sometimes cliche, but whatevs, I’LL FIGHT YOU), making me get all like “Ouch… I totes felt that.” Our bacon is full of emotions, so it’s healthy to allow ourselves…

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Say What You Wanna Say, But Don’t Say It Like That: Common Guilt Triggers

I had this professor once who was also my supervisor for one of my work studies during my undergrad. He always managed to finagle additional projects out of me that were well out of the scope of my job description. And I would always agree to them for one reason: guilt. (I couldn’t add the…

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As Bad As You Think: My Come-to-Jesus Story

As much as I am all for achieving mental wellness, I also believe it is important to not forget the past. It helps us compare where we are now to where we once were, so we can fully applaud ourselves and our newly embraced bacon. Since I’m promoting mental health through this blog, I figured…

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Tell Me Something Good: 60 Comforting Phrases to Ease Your Anxiety and Glorify in Your Bacon

They say good things come to those who wait. While that may be true in some cases (put the cookie down, KAREN), I have a different philosophy. I believe good things come to those who believe they are worth goodness.  Believe it or not, as a human being – surprise surprise – you ARE worth…

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Liar, Liar, Guilt on Fire: Why Guilty Feelings Make You Lie About Silly Things

The joke around my office is that I become a crazy person during the season of Lent because I give up my morning Mountain Dew fix. Since the caffeine withdrawal was too much to handle, I decided to give up something else for Lent last year.  But when my coworker teased me, joking about how…

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Stop and Smell the Bacon: A Meditation Guide for Beginners

Don’t worry, I’m not going to go all hippy on you. (Or maybe I AM, but is that really a bad thing?) I used to be one of the biggest skeptics of meditation. “I suffer from obsessive thoughts… how the HELL am I supposed to ‘quiet my mind?’ It’s not possible, so you can put…

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No Guilty Feeling Goes Unpunished. (So Stop Punishing Yourself)

Before I dive into the following story, let the record show that I love cats, always have, and I currently have a cat that I absolutely adore.  That being said… A couple years ago, while still attending graduate school, my aunt reached out to me and asked if I could take care of her cats…

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1 Attack, 2 Attack, 3 Attack, 4: Why Staying Home to Treat Your Anxiety Attack Is Okay

So there’s this thing that happens to me sometimes on days when I have improv rehearsal. It starts out as excitement, but somehow shapeshifts into that monster we all know as the classic anxiety attack.  It begins with a single thought, then snowballs into more, exaggerated and negative thoughts about all the possible things I…

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Don’t Feel Guilty About Your Bacon. Embrace Your Bacon.

Mmmm… Bacon. Am I right? As much as I’d love to go on and on about the sizzling goodness of bacon (and toss all health concerns out the window to indulge in an endless supply of it), that’s not what this blog is about. So if you were looking for an eat-whatever-you-want, own-your-curves, if-you’re-gonna-go-go-happy blog…

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