Becoming vegan, becoming decent

This article was originally published on The Mission.

I was once ignorant and rolled my eyes at vegans. I stereotyped these plant-first eaters as potheads who listened to too much public radio and defended my reasoning for eating animal products with the untimely argument of ancestry. Continue reading “Becoming vegan, becoming decent”

Working with a health coach instead of another psychologist

I’ve tried psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors to help get me — and keep me — on track in life, but they never helped me too much. I think their help is too clinical and designed for people who don’t know themselves very well. Continue reading “Working with a health coach instead of another psychologist”

3MMs: An experiment in combatting laptop lethargy while working

About once per week, I think about becoming a construction worker or landscaper because of the side-effects working from a laptop has on my physical and mental health. (I don’t really want to be one though.) Continue reading “3MMs: An experiment in combatting laptop lethargy while working”

Stress doesn’t kill you, how you think about it does

Stress is not some artificial state that slowly kills us. Rather, it’s a completely natural state that the body enters into when we’re in unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory. It gives us energy, excitement, and strength. Continue reading “Stress doesn’t kill you, how you think about it does”