I recently read this transcription of a TED talk about happiness and I absolutely loved it. It was one of those things that made me feel good about the way I live my life. But it’s probably a bit like watching the movie Garden State – some people see it as a rallying cry and others… Continue reading What Makes Us Happy
A few years ago, I came up with a theory about why people choose to enter doctoral programs in psychology. I’ve floated this theory past many psychologists that I’ve met at school and work, and so far nobody has disagreed with me or been able to add to it. If you’re a psychologist, know a… Continue reading Why People Become Psychologists
Even Jesus would be nothing without a woman; He literally would not have been brought into the world if a woman hadn’t said “yes” to carrying Him. I think that makes us the most powerful creatures on Earth, right?
Like many women with one child, I often get asked if/when I plan on having more. Spoiler alert: I’m not, so the answer is never. It’s bizarre to me that so many people think that a personal issue like this is fair game to discuss even upon meeting me for the first time. Just because… Continue reading Why I’m One and Done
I kinda hate the saying “It is what it is.” I think people say it sometimes when they don’t want to deal with a situation, and not because the circumstances or outcome are truly out of their control. That’s why I love the serenity prayer. It encapsulates the whole gamut of things we can do… Continue reading How to Get Off Your Butt and Do Something
When I tell someone that I deactivated my Facebook account, I usually receive one of the following responses: horror that I willingly choose to cut myself off from the world, justification for why the person to whom I’m speaking can’t possibly deactivate his/hers, or praise for not getting sucked in. I haven’t been on it… Continue reading Why I’m not on Facebook
If you’ve ever used the Internet, you’ve probably come across this oft-misquoted saying: “Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Balls are weak and sensitive! If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina. Those things take a pounding.” (Props to Sheng Wang, and not Betty White, for actually coming up with the joke.) After… Continue reading Why I Refuse to Call Someone a Pussy