Stay Creative with Good Ol’ Fashioned, Pointless Play

When I was a kid, I was a play expert. I had the magical ability to make myself believe that I lived in colonial times, or that I had a friendly purple monster that followed me around. My brother and I would build sprawling Lego towns, pretend we were vicious lions, that we lived in…

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Identifying Sources of Anxiety

As night falls and the world slows down, anxiety sneaks up on me like a bridge troll. “You’re a bad person!” The bridge troll screams, “You make all your friends sad! People think you’re rude and insensitive and STUPID! Everyone is still thinking about that dumb thing you said six hours ago!”  I’ll be relaxing with my…

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The 10 No-brainer Ways to Reduce Your Trash Output

A couple years ago, my husband and I went to a local park with the intention of cleaning up trash. You would think this would be an uplifting experience, but it wasn’t. We spent hours picking up other people’s garbage, and when we put our five trash bags in the dumpster, we realized that the…

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Want to be Healthy? Have More Fun!

Image by Abigail Keenan  I have a puritanical work ethic. It gets to the point where I get this tight feeling in my chest, like I have to get my wiggles out. It’s the same feeling I got as a kid if I studied for too long. Sometimes you need to get out and feel…

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A Case for Driving Peacefully

Most of us only think about one thing when we turn the key in the ignition: getting to where we’re going, and fast. Driving is something most of us have to do every day. We usually take the same route, get stuck behind the same people, and have the same bad habits behind the wheel.…

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Healthy Reasons to Get Naked

You have the right to strut around the house naked. There are delightful reasons to shed your clothes. It boosts confidence and makes you feel better in your own skin. It helps us accept ourselves. Perhaps it’s because we’re not trying to fight anything. We’re not fighting fashion, tight straps, skinny jeans, and there’s no…

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