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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How DARE I Defend Myself? Maybe Because I’m a Human Being Worth Standing Up For

This is perhaps one of the biggest challenges I’ve been forced to grapple with again and again throughout my life. More so recently, as I’ve found I’m giving less and less of a shit. It’s especially difficult for women. (Yes, I see you all!) Let’s take the most recent (and ongoing) incident that I’ve been…

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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Get Stuck in My Head

I was a quiet child. Funny thing is, people who know me now would laugh out loud at the absurdity of that sentence. I’m actually obnoxiously loud, I talk too fast, and I laugh as if I want to rumble Heaven itself every time I find something funny (which is ALL THE TIME).  “So what?…

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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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