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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Unexceptional. And I’m pleased.

Nothing to write about because everything is fine. Good. Balanced. Nice. Not exceptional in any way.

I love it.


Tiny Grass Is Dreaming

Malapropos that made my day more lovely. (It was already going pretty well.):


Unchain Yourself From Your Desk

Things to do at work, when you must get away:
1) Take a walk. 15 minutes outside is a godsend.
2) Listen to a 10-minute meditation podcast. There are a lot of podcasts on iTunes. College Behavioral Health Centers are a great (free) resource.
3) Combine #s 1 & 2.
4) My personal favorite: Listen to a quiet mix (with a sleep or relax theme), with ambient sounds in the background. I use my iTunes playlists with water, rain, submerged ocean sounds, etc., on the Ambience app. I use the paid version, which is about $3.00.
5) Try a creative writing technique, like writing yourself a letter to get out the frustration before taking it out on a co-worker. I email myself, home-account to home-account.

Be well!

Another Thursday… Are You Tired, Too?

As the work week winds down, my energy does, too. Is it the same for you? I’m more likely to recognize an episode on Thursday. I’m more crabby at work starting Wednesday afternoon. I have less control over blurting. I start to walk faster as the week marches on, just to quickly get to the final destination so I can stop. Sit. Relax.

I’m healthy. Mood is fine. Just plain old weary.

Stay Seated Until Boat Is Docked

Good advice for life:


Should I Be Concerned if My Daughter Only Wears Black?

Sometimes the answer is “yes,” which explains why the question was one of one hundred distributed by HR.

The answer is often “no” if said-daughter lives in NYC and has a tiny closet.

Other achingly specific questions in the brochure:
“Where can I donate all my parents furnishings? They’re too good to throw away.”
“How can I help my son interact with his autistic cousin?”
“How do I start a book club?”
“I need to find a veterinarian oncologist. Can you help me find one?”
“I need help finding elder care for my mother who lives on the west coast.”
“How do I choose a mover?”
“I’m pregnant. How can I find a midwife?”
“I have to produce 100 questions for a self-care brochure. That is a lot of questions. Should I talk about auditioning for community theatre?”
“I need information about dealing with a moody teenager.”

Okay, the second-to-last one is fake.

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