This Open Thread Will Be Fine

One of the best (or worst, depending on your personality) things about working as a therapist is that you always get to talk about ~*~feelings~*~.  Stressed out? Feeling a little sad? There is someone who cares. And that’s why tomorrow, for a training I am going to, I have to bring in a song that relaxes me when I’m feeling overwhelmed.  Then we will all listen to our songs and thing calming thoughts. There might even be some guided meditation!

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This Open Thread Is Movin’ Out

Friends, I am in the middle of moving chaos and it is not all that fun. But you know what is? Listening to songs about moving! And who doesn’t love a little Billy Joel?  I just realized as I was typing this that Billy Joel also did the song I chose last week for my Dance Party OT. Huh. Apparently, I am at a Billy Joel place in my life. Just roll with it. Read More This Open Thread Is Movin’ Out

Why Should This Open Thread Worry

I was looking through my iTunes today trying to find the perfect optimistic song for this springy Wednesday OT. This one, it turns out, is one of my most played, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s upbeat! It’s catchy! It’s from Oliver and Company!! Read More Why Should This Open Thread Worry

Wake up, Wake Up, It’s T-Shirt Open Thread

Yesterday it was 32 degrees and today and tomorrow it’s supposed to be 65. Weather, you so crazy! I’m not even mad at it, though. I love the first warm days of the year, almost nothing else has the power to make me feel as optimistic and hopeful as those days. Today’s OT song is one of my favorite for expressing this very mood. Enjoy! Read More Wake up, Wake Up, It’s T-Shirt Open Thread

That’s What This Open Thread Is For

Guise, srsly. Srsly guise. I have been overwhelmed with the love and support I have received in the last two weeks from Internet friends and real life friends alike. Not only that, I have been overwhelmed with the love and support I have seen my friends give other people and each other. For most of us, I think it’s safe to say we don’t know what we would do without our friends. Read More That’s What This Open Thread Is For

The Most Beautiful Open Thread In The Room

I was listening to a Fresh Air interview with Bret McKenzie the other day and I remembered how much I like Flight of the Conchords. They have made a reemergence on my iTunes and I am passing the joy on to you! Read More The Most Beautiful Open Thread In The Room

This Open Thread is Broken Up

In the last 4 days, I have become a connoisseur of breakup songs. And right now I’m really into Aimee Mann and her ability to really articulate everything I feel about the demise of my relationship. There are almost too many options to choose from for the song that I will listen to on repeat while I plow through my entire supply of Kleenex and cake-flavored vodka.  Read More This Open Thread is Broken Up