Bacon Got Back: When You Got the Gift, Don’t Neglect to Use It (Like I’ve Been Doing)

I write to you all today with my tail between my legs. I’ve been neglecting my posts, and I want to apologize; I’ve been putting my bacon on the back burner and that should NEVER happen.  Just to clarify, I don’t feel guilty for neglecting my blog (otherwise, I’d be a hypocrite and you all…

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Bacon Beware: Gaslighting is a Major Problem if You’re a Sensitive Sizzler

As incredible as my bacon is, I can be a real idiot at times. And that’s okay, because just like all bacon, I’m still learning. And learning is the key to (imperfect) perfection. Bacon never stops learning. I’ve talked about Anti-Bacon before. But there’s a particular kind of Anti-Bacon that is quite detrimental to your…

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Fake Bacon: Are You Trying to Be Someone You’re Not Because You’re Ashamed of the Real Stuff?

When I was a preteen, I was a member of the youth choir for the church my family went to. I always tried to blend in the background, keeping my voice quiet, because quite honestly, I did not want that kind of attention at the time. I had major anxiety about singing in front of…

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The Anti-Bacon: When Your Thoughts Punish You for Not Knowing All the Answers

I always used to think there was a specific formula for making friends. Introduction + Small Talk + Wit + Knowledge + Funny Mannerisms + Making People Laugh Until They Pee = BFFs. I spent so much time obsessing over the phenomena of establishing friendships, because quite frankly, I sucked at it. Even when I…

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Sensitive Sizzlers: 5 Reasons Sensitive People Are More Vulnerable to Feeling Guilty

When I was a teenager, I had a serious eyebrow problem. They were very thick, dark, and hairy, and I had no idea how to properly maintain them. I only knew enough to keep them from conjoining at the Prime Meridian. I had a whole Sam Waterston thing going on. Instead of doing the normal…

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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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He Loves My Bacon, She Loves It Not: Guilt Should Never Be the Reason You Stay

Freshman year of college, I met this guy, through a friend who was a friend of my friend’s roommate. (Or something like that.) Anyhoo, he was funny, he thought I was funny, we had a lot of good laughs, and we got along great. You can see where this is going. Yes, we started dating.…

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Believe Them the First Time: How to Keep Toxic People Away From Your Bacon

“That was during my time in prison, after some gal accused me of raping her or whatever.” That’s what a 70-year-old man with a mullet and aviator sunglasses casually said to me once on homecoming weekend back during my freshman year in college. He said this while sitting across from me in the student lounge,…

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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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