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How I Tamed My Wild Horse of a Mind

“The ego is kind of a big, unwieldy thing.  It’s not so easily tamed or subdued.” – Alan Ball Completely Untamed I don’t remember when I first began feeling anxious.  Perhaps it was in high school, when I feared that I would not get into college,...

How to Embrace Yourself and Find Your Joy

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. – Dr. Seuss I spent most of my teenage years trying to be somebody else. There were always girls that were just a bit smarter, certainly a lot better looking, and somehow...

How to Achieve What Matters Most

For most of my life, I have impulsively jumped into new projects. Ideas about things I want to accomplish are constantly swirling in my head. I want to learn to cook, take improv classes, and workout regularly. I want to do it all. Mixing this inclination with a lack...

How to Say No (Without Guilt or Being a Jerk)

“When you say yes to others, make sure you aren’t saying no to yourself.” ~ Paulo Coelho Once upon a time, I said yes to just about everything. It wasn’t the enthusiastic “yes!” of an adventurous person facing something new, or the generous “yes!” of someone inspired...

Fit After 40 – How I Changed My Body & My Life

“It ain’t about how hard you hit.  It’s about hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.  How much you can take and keep moving forward.  That’s how winning is done!” – Rocky Balboa One day you look at yourself in the mirror and decide that...

How I Survived a Job I Hated and How You Can Too

I worked as a mutual fund tax accountant for a little over three years. Trust me, it wasn’t as glamorous as it sounds. In fact, it was easily the worst three years of my working life. I was assigned a handful of mutual funds and I was responsible for preparing the tax...

A Beautiful Mind: Love and Mental Illness

“Being deeply loved gives you strength. Loving deeply gives you courage.” – Lau Tzu When I think about my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder the aspect that I hate the most is the intensity of my emotions. The black and white perspective I so often...

One Last Lesson from my Father-in-Law

The first time I met my father-in-law, Bill, I had blue hair and had just gotten through a tough divorce.  I had very different political and religious views than he did.  My future husband and I had only been dating a few months, but we had already moved in...