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Upgrade to First Class/ Mood Disorder Correlation

There is a correlation between migraines and mood disorders. I wish there was a correlation between something fantastic and mood disorders. Some suggestions:
* Mood disorders + Upgrades to first class on international flights
* Mood disorders + Inability for dust to settle on bookshelves
* Mood disorders + Extended duration of chip-free fingernail polish
* Mood disorders + Talent for ordering the best thing on the menu
* Mood disorders + Always finding one’s cell phone/ keys/ wallet within two minutes of misplacing it.

Any other suggestions?

How Are You?

I’m doing well. How are you doing?

Entirely Bonkers

The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad?
[Alice checks Hatter’s temperature]
Alice: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Unexceptional. And I’m pleased.

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

I love it.

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Tiny Grass Is Dreaming

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

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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:

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