Archive for March, 2012

Failure IS an Option: On Why I Quit #NaBloPoMo

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

We can’t continue doing things that we don’t like or things we’re not meant to do simply because popular phraseology commands that we strive onward.

6 Ways to Reconnect With the Warming Earth

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

But it’s finally time to emerge from those fluorescent-lit caves that we call home during the coldest months. It’s time to get back outside and reconnect with nature after avoiding it for so long.

Inspirational Weekend Video: Girl’s First Ski Jump

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

This 4th-grade girl is learning how to ski jump — or, well, wanting to learn how to ski jump, as this is her very first time — and you can feel her nerves in this video.

Stressing Over Our Pets’ Well-Being: Part 2

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

I tried to pick Zerby up, but by this time, I was no longer his “mom” — I was some mean lady who makes him bleed. He ran off like a little chicken into the living room.

Stressing Over Our Pets’ Well-Being: Part 1

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Birds do self-mutilate sometimes. It’s not uncommon. They either pick their feathers out, break their feathers, or pick at their skin. (And BOY is it stressful for their human companions.)

Sunday, March 11th: Anxiety, Panic, & Phobia Support Group Phone Call

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Sunday, March 11th: Anxiety, Panic, & Phobia Support Group Phone CallOnce again this month, DC-based panic attack sufferer Grace is holding her monthly anxiety, panic, and phobia support group phone call.

Philadelphia Man Uses Cell Phone Jammer to Shush Bus Passengers

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Not having a sense of control is a huge underlying component for many of my (and perhaps your!) panic attacks. But my phone gives me a sense of control — is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Sensitization: Are You Conditioned to Overreact to Stress?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

You know that an evil clown might jump out of the closet. You know that a sudden burst of evil laughter will probably pipe out of an overhead speaker. You don’t know the precise nature of what’s about to scare you, but you’re anticipating something — anything — nonetheless.

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