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Anxiety

How to Stay in Your Happy Place No Matter What!

Before I forget, I had the greatest time reviewing a subscription box based on psychology principles: Therabox. This was a first for me, and although I had some mixed views, the good feeling has stayed with me!

Speaking of the title here, I'm thinking a therapist might say, there are no bad feelings. :) That could be true, as Shakespeare wrote: there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. But we still have to deal with things, right?

One...
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Creativity

Therapy in a Subscription Box? I Tried it Out!

My last cartoon column rang a bell with a lot of people: Has your poor relationship with your brother soured your love life?

Instead of a cartoon this week, I thought we'd take a detour to another fun thing - subscription boxes! Monthly boxes with all sorts of goodies have been bubbling underneath the surface for several years, and have now become so common that most everyone has at least heard of them. Specialized contents are all over the map: food, cooking, beauty, dogs,...
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Anxiety

Would You Rather Have a Heart Attack Than Meditate?

The last Quick Fix column was about how to respond when someone says, "That's just the way I am."

Well, maybe I don't want a full blown heart attack, the kind that hurts, but I could (do) put up with heart palpitations. At least I'd know I'm alive.

Today's cartoon is about my astonishment that some people can actually meditate, and seem to enjoy it. When I was considering this topic, I wondered about my strong dislike of being still and breathing. Did that mean I was a Type A personality?...
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