stress
Call it a humblebrag, if you like, or even just a brag. I know you’re thinking it. I just can’t get over how awesome my life is, and how grateful I am for it all.
in

Aug 11, 2014 at 9:00am | 96 comments

shopping
I can’t even blame this on a cartoon walrus.
in

Jul 28, 2014 at 9:00am | 218 comments

stress
Sometimes I feel euphoric and a little "high" afterward, which is the holy grail for a recovering addict.
in

May 16, 2014 at 2:00pm | 96 comments

jobs
I started getting throbbing headaches that would last for days and was constantly nauseated.
in

Apr 8, 2014 at 2:00pm | 110 comments

hair loss
In the shower I watched fistfuls of it block the drain. Long orange ropes hung between my fingers after a shampoo. I'd run a hand through my hair while talking, and dozens of strings of it would come loose, dangling from my fingers as I stared.
self-love
Lately, my mantra is "I am made of love." Yeah, it's kind of dumb, but that's OK. BECAUSE I'M MADE OF LOVE.
breakups
Like the end of a relationship, losing my love of food has been kind of heartbreaking.
relaxation
Somewhere in the past 25 years, I learned to associate relaxation with indulgence. I am aware that this is ridiculous.
in

Nov 27, 2013 at 12:00pm | 26 comments

shoppables
housewarming
We're two adults, with lots of stuff, with our own stockpile of belongings. What do we ask for at a housewarming?
in

Oct 31, 2013 at 2:00pm | 86 comments

stress
Hint: It's not time for boo-hoos, it's time to boot and rally.
in

Oct 23, 2013 at 3:00pm | 27 comments

patience
Mainly because I don't want to look like an asshole.
in

Oct 8, 2013 at 4:00pm | 104 comments

jezebel
Dreams about your teeth falling out imply that you feel ugly, embarrassed, or a general lack of agency. I had this dream at least once a week after I graduated from college.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
When you start typing ‘Can Stress’ on Google, the phrase ‘Can Stress Cause Miscarriage’ pops right up.
embarrassing moments
“How’s it going?” Matt Damon asks while looking at me like I’m INSANE and my mind goes blank.
skin
Being angry all the time is messing up a lot of things, but it’s really messing up your skin.
in

May 9, 2013 at 9:00am | 34 comments

enneagram
I grew up in a house where horoscopes were banned, and nonfiction was the genre of choice. So personality tests, and all the crunchy-hippie-granola-hooey that goes with them? Not up my alley.
stress
I have a collection of innovative avoidance behaviors, designed to keep me from acknowledging or dealing with any unpleasantness that should befall me
in

Jan 28, 2013 at 5:00pm | 78 comments

stress
I got to thinking about all the actually weird stuff I do to keep calm and carry the hell on and my list is as follows.
in

Dec 20, 2012 at 11:30am | 45 comments

food
According to HuffPo, 79% of Americans eat lunch at their desks. I'm guessing it's because, like me, they're all desperate to please people who probably couldn't care less where we ate.
in

Nov 15, 2012 at 10:00am | 38 comments

reiki
The list of things I don’t believe in includes: Crystal healing, any form of organized religion, life after death, therapy, auras, fate and Nicolas Cage.
in

Oct 16, 2012 at 6:00pm | 91 comments

children
Having a week where I don’t have to put anyone to bed, or be the disciplinarian, or wait until after 9:00 p.m. to watch my recorded HBO shows is THE BEST.