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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Using “Little Things” to Keep Up with Life

13 Jul
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After ten hours at work, I came home and swept my porch. It was on my list. I had this idea when today began, as I said good morning to the transplants in the Gratitude Garden (that’s my back yard)...
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COVID-19 and PTSD: Who’s at Risk, Prevention Tips

26 Jun
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With everything terrible happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including medical trauma, deaths, mourning, worrying, loss of livelihoods, lost of access to necessary services and items, strain on families, aggressive interpersonal encounters, missed life events, crushed dreams, and fear the...
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Documinitary: Disabled Dog Teaches Her Favorite Coping Skill … on an Epic Adventure

5 Jun
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#Amicasmells: The Movie Last year, my dog Amica and I wandered around the United States (mostly the wild west) for 10 weeks. There were plenty of reasons behind the trip, some I knew going in, and some I didn’t know...
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“Plant Pirates” May Be the Latest Trend in Pandemic Harm … But There’s More to It

29 May
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I’m going to guess the majority of people have experienced significant changes in their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its shutdowns. Some of these changes may be temporary (though we don’t know how long that is), and some...
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