[Re-Plug] Learning Basic Domestic Skills On My Own

Normally I would pay to have clothing alterations done for me--or better yet, throw out the old, crappy ones and replace them with newer and better ones. As expensive and stupid as that may be, it's always been far easier and palatable to me than learning to make basic amendments to my clothing. Lately though, in … Continue reading [Re-Plug] Learning Basic Domestic Skills On My Own

[Re-Plug] How I’m Contributing Instead of Hashtagging

What are the documents and letters in the header picture? Probably not what you think. After the Orlando shooting, I was distraught at how such menacing, loathsome hatred could turn into a slaughtering of the LGBTQ+ community. I was shocked, outraged, and helpless. Unsatisfied with merely being a voice online to support the cause, I searched for … Continue reading [Re-Plug] How I’m Contributing Instead of Hashtagging

Breathing Exercises from Dr. Weil

Another link I found with three common breathing exercises. They can be used to combat anxiety or stress. You've probably heard of these exercises, if not utilized them, like myself, but it never hurts to take a refresher course. Breathing: Three Exercises Three Breathing Exercises "Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and … Continue reading Breathing Exercises from Dr. Weil

Five-Finger Relaxation Technique

I came across this awesome relaxation technique from the University of Chicago's counseling services (of all places). That's it. There's no further instruction or dissecting of this technique. I found similar descriptions online, but nothing about how this is supposed to affect the mind or help you. Close your eyes. Touch your thumb to your … Continue reading Five-Finger Relaxation Technique

[Re-Plug] A Giant Confidence Booster in an Unlikely Place

Allow me a moment to be proud of myself for a second: I fixed my boyfriend's computer. And I FREAKING rocked it! While not exactly a computer programming genius, I, like most people of my generation, know my way around a computer and its basic fixes (also, they're so damn intuitive, it's hard not to). … Continue reading [Re-Plug] A Giant Confidence Booster in an Unlikely Place