The grass is only as green as you make it


I recently had a developmental psych class that talked about impact bias. The definition of impact bias is the tendency for people to overestimate how a certain event will effect how they feel. For instance, if something bad happens, we automatically think it will have devastating effects and make us miserable. Or if something good…

Old-fashioned in a modern world


For some reason today I was thinking about all the handwritten letters I have written in my life. I have to think that I may be one of the only persons of my generation that has been a follower of this "ancient" tradition. I do not know if it is because of all the classic…

Show your hair- Mark Nepo


"From the agonies of kindergarten, when we first were teased or made fun of in the midst of all our innocence, we have struggled in one way or another with hiding what is obvious about us."- Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening. This statement from Nepo has been so true to me for the last…

Finding aspirations in odd places


Today I realized something while browsing through Anthropologie's books. I kept finding that I had put on my wishlist practically all their recipe books. It is official. I have a new hobby. Not even that, I have found something completely random and definately unexpected that I enjoy more than I could ever have imagined. Baking.…

“Don’t take it personally…”


There is one word of advice I could never really swallow from my dad. Whenever I came sulking to him with relationship problems with anyone he always told me, "It isn't about you, it is about them. Don't take what other people do or say personally." Well I can tell you within that moment, without…