Monthly Archives: September 2010

Updates

I have not forgotten my blog. I have just been really preoccupied with some things like motherhood, school, and things pertaining to work. Today I finally felt like I could breathe because I got some good news and came to … Continue reading

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Think of somebody else

As I’ve discussed elsewhere on this blog, rumination is bad news. I wrote about some beliefs that pre-dispose people to ruminate. Now here is another link to rumination: self-focus. Self-focus is positively associated with rumination about problems, and high levels … Continue reading

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Self Complexity Vs. Authenticity

A certain researcher (Linville) posits the theory that self-complexity can buffer the negative effects of stress. She defines self-complexity as a trait describing someone who has many different self-definitions (or self-aspects) related to his/her identity. This would mean that the … Continue reading

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Journal Snippets from the Past 5 Years

Because it’s the weekend (blog reading is low on the weekends) I am going to do a little unconventional blog post. I just browsed through some old snippets of my journal writing from several years back. It surprised me to … Continue reading

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Some quick updates

Okay. Super-short post here. I’m pretty tired, and I want to get a good night’s sleep tonight. I think it’s funny because most new parents are tired because of their newborns. That is not why I am tired. Senya actually … Continue reading

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Goals!

SO, I have been trying to run again. Yes, I think I wrote that correctly. I am not quite ready to say, “I’ve been running again.” See, I have standards for what that would mean. And what I am doing … Continue reading

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Rumination

I am really tired tonight, folks, and my writing may reflect that. I thought that I would briefly mention rumination before retiring to bed for the night. Rumination is the term for a concept with which most people are familiar. … Continue reading

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A Tip from the Nile River

Today I went to campus for a sustainability committee meeting. Senya came with me. It went really well. She just chilled out on my lap for most of it; when she got hungry, I gave her a bottle. She was … Continue reading

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Call me a Progressive, but I think racism is wrong.

Here is a blurb from an article that my professor assigned for this week. The author has just made a case that our “ruling class” comprised of progressives is ruining America by proposing or supporting amendments to the Constitution. It … Continue reading

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My Grad School Story

First things first: Happy Birthday, mom! You are such a special person, and I love you so much. Thank you for being who you are, for living your life with passion, and for always reaching out toward the purposes that … Continue reading

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