How To Stop Dreading Everything

I went out with my brother a few weeks ago. Our parents were visiting us both in New York, (kill two birds kind of thing) and we had to get lunch with one of our dad’s clients (kill three birds). Getting lunch with your parent’s clients or friends, on a rainy Sunday in Red Hook, […]

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A Psychological Trick That Keeps You From Worrying

Worrying is an active pastime of mine. One of my favorite hobbies is to go through all the possibilities of things that could go wrong, things that have gone wrong, and embarrassing things I’ve done. I know it’s creating stress – I can actually see new lines forming on my forehead. But I just can’t […]

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10 Reflection Questions

Write these questions down on a piece of paper then answer them honestly. 1. Where do you see yourself one year from now? 2. If you could be anywhere right now, where would that be and why? 3. If you could do anything right now, what would that be? 4. What is your mental state […]

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Imposter Syndrome May Be The Root of Your Anxiety

One of my favorite literary concepts is “Kill Your Darlings”. I discovered it after attending a ‘Kill Your Darlings” party in Bushwick — an open mic in which writers read aloud their favorites lines or passages they had to kill for the greater good of their story. William Faulkner coined the phrase when he said, […]

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Temptations To Avoid in 2019

Along with setting your one resolution, think about setting an avoidance. Some temptation or bad habit that you’ll conciously work on eradicating. Simone Weil was a French philosopher, mystic, and political activist. Albert Camus described her as “the only great spirit of our times”. She studied at the École Normale Supérieure – a French grande […]

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