All posts filed under: Bad Habits

The Social Media Dilemma

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Bad Habits / General Musings / In the Media / Mental Health / Nothing But 'Net / Pet Peeves

During my vacation over the last couple of weeks, I took social media off my phone. I’ve been having an increasingly unhealthy relationship with it, scrolling mindlessly for hours, compulsively checking it, and yet rarely posting or engaging. Just scrolling. Over and over and over. I needed a break. A colleague posted about a month ago that she was finally done. The news that an in-house study had found that Instagram was damaging to the […]

Bidding Farewell to Ms. Cranky-Pants (Or At Least, Trying To)

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Bad Habits / Family Ties / Mental Health / Parenting Skills and Spills / Wrestling with Angels

The realization crept up on me slowly, the way clouds slowly gather in front of the sun and you don’t realize until you look up and it’s dark.  I’m a grouch. And I hate it. In my family growing up, my parents were practically polar opposites in temperament. My mom was mostly easy-going, only showing temper on the rare occasion when she was truly pushed beyond the limits of her patience and stress level. My dad was […]