I’m pro-Independence Day, in the sense that I’m a fan of freedom and the right to bear arms. But there’s also something called the right to a decent night’s sleep: a key component being uninterrupted quiet. So tell me why myself, my cat DC, and the good people of Harlem and Morningside Heights, need to…… Continue reading Dear People Doing Fireworks All Night on July 4th: Kindly F*@% Off
Captain Von Trapp and Maria from The Sound of Music: Maria brings happiness to the Captain’s woeful life, and in the perfect time, because freaking Nazis are about to descend on his Austrian home and turn the entire family into refugees. Through the heartbreaking story, Maria and the Captain’s love makes it possible for the…… Continue reading 4 Movie Romances That Show the Power of Love
Somewhere along the healing journey, self-sabotage rears its funny-looking head. It can come in many disguises. Most lately, my self-sabotage has me thinking, “that’s enough goodness for today.” But the reality is: there is no Goodness Maximum or Goodness Limit. The strange, irrational, “Is this too much goodness?” feeling comes up when I’ve just done…… Continue reading Breaking News from My Therapist: There is No Happiness Limit
I know what you’re thinking: “she has to travel to the seventh circle of Mark Zuckerberg’s hell in order to delete her Facebook account!” Well, I did it. Deleting the account was harder than I expected because Facebook literally doesn’t allow you to simply delete your account. Oh no. Like a nefarious drug, Facebook requires…… Continue reading 5 Weird Ways Deleting Facebook Improved My Social Life
This post isn’t even about freeing yourself from what other people think. It’s about freeing yourself from what you think. Because other people, believe it or not, can be dicks. Like I remember the time I got a new job, and the person who was supposed to be my friend, decided to focus on the…… Continue reading It’s Hard to Be Self-Motivated (And Not Need Outside Approval)
My interest in Irish history is teaching me lots of cool terms, like shite and ta. But I digress – I need to tell you that it’s okay to feel okay about the things you are capable of doing. And that it’s not necessary to feel badly about those things you aren’t capable of doing.…… Continue reading How to Feel Good About What You Can Do (Versus Feeling Shite About What You Can’t)
Maybe we are all liars. Maybe we have all been forced to lie. But there is always a chance, and a choice, to reveal the truth. Do I dare? Do you?
Hey guys, it’s been a while since I’ve written about substances in my life. I went from chilling, to realizing I couldn’t chill anymore and be happy, to beginning a journey of sobriety that showed me how much I came to rely on the magical marijuana plant. This led me to some much-needed therapy and…… Continue reading Ritalin: To Take or Not to Take? That Is the Question
I’m writing this post because it’s helping me to navigate a current situation in my life. The situation: a stagnant relationship. The answer: get out. But, here’s the question: why is it hard to leave something that I know is stagnant? In my experience, the choice to walk away from a stagnant relationship is easier…… Continue reading Stagnant Relationships: Why We Stay
Since March 2020, I’ve been pretty laid back about the global pandemic. “Keep calm and carry on,” that’s my motto. Now it’s a year later, people are vaccinated, but I feel more unsure now than I did a year ago. It’s because I don’t know – yet – how much the world has changed. I…… Continue reading Post-Covid Anxiety: Where Do We Go From Here?