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Forming a Gratitude Routine

November 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

My secret to living well is my morning routine: I lie in bed a little longer than I should. Sometimes, I struggle with how lazy I must look. But I quiet my mind, give in to [...]

What a Nonsensical Anxiety Day Is Like

November 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

Today was a high anxiety day. I could feel it floating in the air like dust motes. The morning went like this: alarm – panic attack, doorbell – panic attack, prepare [...]

Lovebomb | What Is On Your Happiness List?

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Welcome to our newest column, Lovebombs by Katie. Each week, she’ll be bringing you insight and challenges to help you find your joy. “You always have a smile on your [...]

Walking Through The Fear

September 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

The other night when I was out for a walk, I passed a man wearing a pair of bright yellow rubber gloves. He was industriously wiping down his garbage bins with spray bleach, [...]

Anxiety Is Not a Choice

September 7, 2015 // 10 Comments

When I was 5 years old, I was terrified of admitting that I couldn’t finish the gelatinous beef stew we summer program kids had been given for lunch. So much so that I [...]

Guilt Cake and Anxiety Blankets

August 31, 2015 // 2 Comments

There is nothing to slam you back into the fleshy reality of your earth suit like a plain old ordinary cold. Have you seen a strung out two year old tearing around in a [...]

Flailing Toward Grace

August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

I’m no longer devout, but I grew up loving the rituals of the Catholic church: incense, holy water, rosary beads, ash. This was magic. Alchemy. A prayer turned ordinary [...]

Paper Doors and Inner Space

July 30, 2015 // 3 Comments

When I was a young newlywed, I moved from Honolulu to Tokyo to be with my husband. He was working for a small tech industry startup that provided services to multinational [...]
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