Anxiety and Lying

Imagine my surprise when I woke up at 3am two nights in a row after months of blissful sleep. Consistently waking up completely alert in the middle of the night only happens when I feel a lot of anxiety, so of course I began to replay recent thoughts and actions. Today, I identified that it started from me lying about school.

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Being more Active

I have a pretty sedentary lifestyle. Besides the occasional ping pong at work and racquetball at the school gym, I spend most of the day sitting. Last week, I noticed my shoulders starting to bend forward. I get messages every day from one source or another stating how posture affects your life in the future, so I knew I had to pay more attention to my body and get those muscles working.  Continue reading Being more Active

Forgetting my Computer Glasses

I forgot to bring my Gunnar computer glasses to work a few times this week. This episode of absent-mindedness gave me an opportunity to remember what it was like before having glasses and noticing some very subtle differences between wearing and not wearing them (besides the obvious experience of seeing everything with a yellow tint). 
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Learning How to Sharpen Knives

I grew up in a household where we use very cheap kitchen knives. The main reason was because they were light. With the exception of my father, everyone else in our family has spider-like arms and hands. Often times, we would spend extra money to buy a product that is lighter, but in the case of knives, we went the cheaper route. My family only has one “high-quality” knife, but it is rarely used because every piece of it is large, thick and heavy.  Continue reading Learning How to Sharpen Knives