Author Archives: 1/2 Mad

What are you hiding from yourself?

It’s time to come clean. It’s time to ‘fess up.  It’s time to look yourself in the mirror and see who you are, scars, blemishes and all.  You don’t have to share these things with everyone; but at least be … Continue reading

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Get a pet

Pets will love you unconditionally… just take care of them! (A) I’m not married. I don’t have kids. I don’t own a home.  What I do have is a very full and somewhat chaotic lifestyle (although not as much as … Continue reading

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Try Again

As long as you wake up again tomorrow, you can usually try again. (A) Of course, this doesn’t apply to saving someone’s life in surgery or viewing a “once every 200 years” event or… well you know what I mean. Last week … Continue reading

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Moving meditation

Use consistent cardiac movement (walking, running, biking) as a time to think about things that make you anxious and use the physical exertion to trick your body into thinking that the anxiety symptoms (increased heart rate, breathing, etc.) are a … Continue reading

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Try a yoga class and bend past your inhibitions.

There are many different types of yoga – try one for at least 3 or 4 sessions and see how it affects how you feel physically and mentally. (A) I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical about the whole … Continue reading

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How ’bout getting off of these antibiotics?

Think about what you put in your body and why.  Talk to your doctor or a different doctor and see what you need and what you can live without. (J) I was a pretty well medicated kid.  I had allergies, … Continue reading

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Learn to cook something

Everyone has to eat to live but eating to survive and eating to enjoy are very different.  Gastronomic appetites and cravings mimic how we approach life.  Why not approach life actively to try its many flavors and combinations? (A) My mom was … Continue reading

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Learn to say “NO”

Maybe you have a problem with conflict and so instead of saying “no”, you let all kinds of people push you into doing all kinds of things you don’t want to do.  Maybe you are used to being a people pleaser for … Continue reading

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Take a day off

When you get so overwhelmed that you do more harm than good and either spend your time snapping at people, staring out the window wishing you were somewhere else, or doing your work poorly because you can’t bring yourself to care … Continue reading

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Go spend a day at a Veteran’s Hospital visiting injured military.

Ask to visit a soldier who hasn’t had any visitors in a while.  How about talking to someone who intentionally put their life at risk serving their country (and you by extension)? (A) I have mixed feelings about the military … Continue reading

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