“Hmm.” I replied clearly indicating how puzzled I was at my friends comment. Her eyes sparkled with intrigue and fascination, her body language indicated her deep engagement, and her energy levels were disproportionately higher than mine. She showed all the symptoms of a textbook extrovert. However she admitted, point blank, that she believed her-self to … Continue reading Are You Actually an Introvert?
Remember the phrase “money is the root of all evil”? I don’t believe that in the conservative religious sense, that entails that money is literally a demon of which a certain fiery death would come to those who seek after it. Instead, I have come to the conclusion that money sucks a lot. Before the … Continue reading Money Anxiety
It can be so hard to think rationally when you’re feeling anxiety attacked. It is a constant state of repressed panic that, if not addressed, can feel like you’re trapped in a car that is sinking under water. Anxiety isn’t one of those things you can push aside or come back to later. So I … Continue reading How To Calm Anxiety
Yesterday, I wrote an article providing productive and intelligent alternatives to scrolling down miles of social media content. Because, yes, I do believe that scrolling through social media every minute and a half is an incredible waste of time. However, that is contingent upon whether or not you have meaningful content on your feed. Regardless, … Continue reading Does Social Media Addiction Really Equal Narcissism?
I hate texting on my iPhone. For some reason it’s ridiculously hard to hit the keys I intend to hit because there are no physical keys. It’s not that I’m elderly, (though I am in spirit) I just haven’t gotten used to the technology. The technology at my fingertips is just too new even for me. … Continue reading Intelligent Things to Do Online Instead of Scroll Through Social Media
While the rest of the city sleeps, my eyes glow like an owl in the dead of night-at its prime. Being human, I am predisposed to being diurnal, but I have cast my lot in favor of evolution, hoping that the gears in my brain will begin to turn in the other direction. However, this … Continue reading Return to the Land
The pursuit of happiness is the devil in disguise. Despite its truly benevolent nature, happiness (and the pursuit of it) is used as a weapon to draw unsuspecting victims into into doing stupid things. It is also used as a weapon in our consumerist culture to get you to buy stuff. No, this isn't some … Continue reading Want to Be Happier? Be More Pessimistic
In college, I often indulged in Jane Austen’s carefully written romance novels involving a pale skinned damsel living her life in anticipation of one day meeting her prince. I breathed in her words like the sweet scent of flowery truth. Between the lines of her eloquently and cunningly well written stories are indications of … Continue reading What Valentine’s Day and Jane Austen Have in Common
ADD is a type of curse that I never wanted to admit I had. When I was in grade school, I was plucked out from my seat and taken to a special education learning center because I had trouble focusing in class, which affected my performance in school. To be frank, I remember vividly what … Continue reading Into My Mind: Living with ADD