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5 Stages of COVID-19 Quarantine

5 Stages of COVID-19 Quarantine

It's been a while! I figured the best time to stage a little check-in would be during a pandemic. I definitely have better things to do but, since I actually get to choose, I'm choosing to write out all my frustrations, humor and beginnings of alcoholism in this post....

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The Rundown: Radical Acceptance

The Rundown: Radical Acceptance

One of the most mind blowing practices I have learned in grad school so far is the concept of Radical Acceptance. Developed by Marsha Linehan and used in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the practice is based on the notion that reality must be accepted, rather than...

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The Rundown: My Cancel Culture

The Rundown: My Cancel Culture

R. Kelly? Canceled. Juul? Also canceled. Toxic people? Canceled, canceled and canceled. In case you're not familiar, a new-ish popular thing among adolescents and teenagers is to "cancel" offensive things. It's brilliant when used appropriately. Lately, I've been...

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The Rundown: Times (and my hair color) Are Changing

The Rundown: Times (and my hair color) Are Changing

If you don't recognize the title of this post as the partial lyrics from a Bob Dylan song then I may be too old for you. This is basically how I feel at grad school every time I'm on campus and I try not to say anything too trendy (Hey Boomer!) or too old (My bad!)...

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The Rundown: Don’t Call it A Comeback

The Rundown: Don’t Call it A Comeback

It's been a beat but I'm back...for now. Between grad school taking over everything, training and racing a half marathon last weekend and life in general, I haven't made time to write here until now. Let's see how much I can cram into this post before I disappear into...

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The Rundown: What’s Age Got to do With It?

The Rundown: What’s Age Got to do With It?

Apparently, everything. Age is such a gigantic factor in my life right now. I want to be younger so I can run faster and also know wtf these kids I'm in graduate school with are talking about. My kids want to be 18 so they can live alone and watch "Stranger Things" on...

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The Cannabis Experiment

The Cannabis Experiment

It should not be too shocking to read that I'm experimenting with cannabis. I'm desperately trying to find something that will suppress my amygdala when flying and keep my anxiety, and the accompanying panic attacks, at bay. And I also just want to get high sometimes....

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The Rundown: See Ya, Summer!

The Rundown: See Ya, Summer!

Sorry summer but don't let the door hit you on the way out! Time's up. Please go. That's right, I live in the Northeast and I'm very much looking forward to fall and winter, my two favorite times of the year. Here's why... Running around the University of Connecticut...

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The Rundown: 4 Vacations and A Funeral

The Rundown: 4 Vacations and A Funeral

Although I did not actually have four vacations, it felt like I did since I've had about four weeks off from posting here. Unfortunately, the funeral was very real and came at the worst possible time for me, and obviously, the deceased. Let's catch up, shall we? Just...

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