Why Their Opinion of You Doesn’t Matter

4 Sep
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I caught myself being bad again. This time I caught myself caring way too much what other people think. I’d been doing pretty well not caring about others’ opinions of me and my actions and choices, but more and more...
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No, Looking Young Is Not a “Good Thing” (And Why You Shouldn’t Say It Is)

13 Aug
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I’m 40 years old, and I look like I’m in my mid-20s. I’m not trying to brag, because I don’t believe this is anything to brag about. It’s more frustrating than anything. It’s been a thing probably my whole life....
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Weathering Your Epic Storm … on a Ship

3 Aug
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Of late I’ve heard myself calling the coronavirus pandemic the tempest. That is, the storm. And images have come to me about riding out a storm in a great ship. Of course I realized I was thinking of Noah’s ark....
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My 3-Item “Reset Mantra” When Legit Trying is Too Hard

10 Apr
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How ’bout all those positive messages and happy how-tos that I write about? Look, I understand that pretty much everything in life is easier said than done. And sometimes, being positive is just too flippin’ hard. Right now is one...
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Just Be Your Body’s Friend

6 Mar
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I’ve been checking out some stuff lately on body positivity. It’s pretty cool, and I’m going to keep looking at it. It’s something I’m working on for myself, and it’s something I’d love to help others with. One thing I’ve...
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“Mapping” Your Way to Routines and Care

14 Jan
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First, a review of Splat. Talking Splat acknowledges that every day, those of us with chronic illnesses and/or mental health diagnoses feel like we’ve been run over by something. It’s just by a different vehicle on different days. We communicate...
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