Overachievement Articles

Do You Feel Like An Impostor? You’re Not Alone!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

“…despite having done well at your job, you feel like you’re a fraud and it’s only a matter of time before everyone finds out that you’re just an ‘impostor’ and the house of cards collapses.”


My Fatal Attraction To The ‘At-A-Glance Two Days Per Page’ Planner

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

I was captivated by its simplicity, its wide-open page spaces, and its daily “HOT” notations that sung out to me, siren-like: you, absent-minded gal that you are, can prioritize! You can!


How Perfectionism Can Ruin Your Recovery

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

That pint-sized brain of mine, tucked inside my skinny little body that wore a hefty neon pink and yellow backpack, heard only one thing: you could have done better.


My TEDx Talk: Anxiety — Hibernate, Adapt, or Migrate?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I wanted to re-frame a breakdown into a breakthrough.


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.


Anxiety Society: Meet Angie Jackson, Her Atheism, and Her PTSD

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

If Angie’s name sounds familiar to you, there’s good reason. In early 2010, Angie made the news when she live-tweeted her abortion after an IUD implant failed to protect her from pregnancy. Unlike most women who elect to abort, Angie found herself in the national spotlight because of her decision to go public.


Meet Today’s Twentysomethings: We’re Anxious, Unemployed and Unsatisfied

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

We might seem fortunate, us young folks, because we’re swimming in expensive and glamorous digital gadgetry. But we’re missing something big. Something my parents’ generation enjoyed as a whole.


Dear Anxious College Students: Slow Down, Breathe

Monday, July 25th, 2011

College: cheap fiberboard shelves, neon clothes hangers, drawstring laundry bags, and extra-long bed sheets. And futons — crisp and clean futons that, by the end of the school year, will reek of days-old beer and mildew. Oh, and stress. And anxiety. And panic.


Success, Failure, and High School Math: Part II

Monday, July 11th, 2011

I should have known that math teachers don’t have a high tolerance for lumberjack humor — or creativity in general. Precision is valued; humor…is not.


Success, Failure, and High School Math: Part I

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

The parade of “success” quotes made me anxious — and made me want to sneak into the classroom early in the morning to erase the board and write up some witty quote about failure.


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