Tag: stress

March 17, 2015

3/10: The Tyranny of Commitment

Today I was searching my online photo subscription account for something that would visually describe the word “commitment”. I knew I would probably have about 5,000 wedding related pictures to wade through, but was completely unprepared for what I ultimately found. For the word “commitment”, I was treated to several images of people with handguns pointed at their heads. Oooookay….what else might I find? Ah, […]

March 3, 2015

Why Your Stress Never Works Out the Way You Plan

We’re all stressed, and why wouldn’t we be? We live in 21st Century America. We’ve got stuff to do. And stuff has to be done and not just now, but yesterday. Because bosses, kids, school, groceries, husbands, wives… Yikes! Yuck. Some of us like to wear our stress like a badge. It makes sense, kind of. “Maybe when people see how stressed I am, they’ll […]

October 29, 2014

10/28: On Ebola and Fear

I don’t know about you, but on a daily basis my Facebook feed is lit up with posts screaming that we’re all going to die of the zombie plague that is Ebola. To be honest, I’m not afraid of Ebola (and I’m a germaphobe, so that’s saying something). But, what I am concerned about is the level of OMG-fear mongering that is truly plaguing us. […]

June 10, 2014

06/10: Tired Driving is the New Drunk Driving

As many of you may have heard, the Wal-Mart truck driver involved in the crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan and killed James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, reportedly was driving despite having not slept in over 24 hours . My initial reaction was to wonder what on earth would posses a person to drive like that without sleeping. However, looking back on my own history with […]

June 9, 2014

06/09: When the Internet is Wonky

Today, I am writing this post to you from the land of no Internet. (Obviously, if you are reading it now, you can easily make the conclusion that I eventually found said Internet.) We’ve had some storms recently where I live, and that often makes for a wonky connection. The tough part about it for me is that today was also the day I had […]