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Perspectives

My Life in Burlesque: The Biggest B*tch of All

Insecurity, I hate you and I hate your ass face.

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Life

Self Acceptance

It seems to me that nowadays, the idea of self-love has become a trend. As far as I can remember, I’ve always seen my aunt read about it in magazines, but I feel as though in today’s society it is more of a grossing business and less of a personal and spiritual matter.

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Life

Death by Text: The Pathology of a Bad Breakup

For Joel”¦ I had a pretty shite weekend. I broke my toe and spent a goodly amount of time in bed, pain meds made my tummy sour so I couldn’t eat the soup my honey concocted for me, and I was too drowsy to even enjoy a full episode of Downton Abbey on DVD. The weekend was […]

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: Everyone Else’s Day Off

I let the team have an extra day of vacation, but I’ll be posting fun stuff off and on today. I missed you, readers! I couldn’t stay away. 

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Reader Challenge

Positivity Challenge Week 20: Emotional Contagions

While it may sound like a plot of the week for some sci-fi or supernatural tv show, the concept of the emotional contagion is a legitimate psychological finding. It affects you in almost every aspect of your life: work, home, family, fun times. And you infect others with your own emotional contagions without even realizing […]

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Open Thread

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 […]

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We try it!

We Try It: Asking for What We Need

So, I don’t know about you, but I was raised to be nice. Which is fine, most of the time; but somewhere along the way I got it into my noggin than being nice meant never asking other people for what I need from them.

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 6/14

Hi, team! So this is a weird time of year, eh? Some people are in a great mood because the rhythm of their lives is switching over to “summer,” while those of us for whom “summer” is nothing but a hotter time of year are feeling a little cranky.

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Perspectives

Anger Management

Every spring, I can feel not just nature blossoming, but myself, too. “Finally!” I hear everything inside me exclaim. “Finally, no more gloom, no more moodiness, no more grouchiness!” And then the sunshine is traded for rain and darkness again and my mood rebels, mostly as anger.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

MSCL: Squeeze My Hand as Hard as it Hurts

Since I know we’ve got a bunch of new readers this week, just wanted to say hi and say this is my 8th installment of recapping My So-Called Life. Check out the tags/archives to catch up on previous recaps, and be aware that I watch this show in 10-minute installments via illegal YouTube clips. Welcome! […]

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Life

Ask STFU Jezzies – 1/13

Dear STFUJezzies: This is feedback to your virgin question. A couple of months ago I was dating and de-virginized an “accidental” virgin (he was 31, I am close in age). The sex was not great, but it’s not always great the first time, so I thought, well, we can try this again.

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The Daily Goodie

Daily Goodie – 1/9

Hey everyone! Iiiit’s Monday!  I want to start this week off with some lulz because this weekend had a lot of sad news.  So I have a few videos of Alex Trebek being a jerk.  I watch Jeopardy! every night and every night I say “God, I hate Alex Trebek!”  He is so smug I […]