Job Searching for the Anxiety-Stricken

If you know me, you know that I have multiple jobs. 4 jobs, to be exact. I have 2 part-time jobs and 2 freelance jobs. I’m also a full-time graduate student. Why I insist on taking on such a heavy workload is beyond me. Perhaps it’s the appeal of knowing that this load will make me too busy to focus my attention on my anxiety. Or maybe it’s because I feel more valuable when I am busy with a multitude of to-dos on my list. It could be both. Read More Job Searching for the Anxiety-Stricken

Lunchtime Poll: Zen Mode

Part of the core requirements in my graduate program is to take an advanced mediation class which focuses primarily on, mindfulness. I kid you not, it’s like the perfect program for hippies-turned-academics or academic hippies, like myself.

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Unlearning: The Basics

A big part of feminist work for me has been unlearning, and it is some of the most challenging work. When I talk about unlearning, I’m referring to the process of recognizing and then disengaging with the endless list of all the “shoulds” that society assigns to us because of various parts of our identity. Read More Unlearning: The Basics

Take Your “Should” Elsewhere, Please

During the last several months I’ve been going through an awkward post-breakup transition phase that fluctuates between calm denial, feeling empowered, and panic.  It hasn’t been my favorite stretch of time, that’s for sure.  To make matters more confusing, I’ve had a lot of folks tell me exactly what it is I “should” be doing with my life now that I’m single.  Read More Take Your “Should” Elsewhere, Please

Challenge Accepted: Being Mindful of My Words

I am not the self-help book kind of gal. I never read The Secret, I forcefully avoided The Rules, and thought He’s Just Not That Into You was pretty demeaning, though I understood the sentiment behind it and the genre as a whole. However, many years ago, while avoiding doing homework, I picked up a copy of The Four Agreements and started thumbing through it. Read More Challenge Accepted: Being Mindful of My Words