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How to practice self care

Since it’s Valentines Day week, it feels appropriate to talk about showing ourselves some love through self care. For lots of people, it can be hard to figure out how to practice self care or even to figure what it means and why it’s important. So I figured I’d share my thoughts on the subject.  […]

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Producing happiness

Here’s how I spent my morning today: I woke up and ate breakfast with my partner while we talked about whatever sleepy, unfocused thoughts were on our minds. We listened to a short news podcast and discussed somewhat sharper thoughts about the state of the world. My partner went off to work, and I went […]

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How I use habit tracking to reduce stress

I depend on my habit tracker to keep my life from falling apart. Most of us are familiar with using habit tracking to build healthy habits, but I really love it as a tool for stress reduction. And given the way this year is going, we could all stand to reduce our stress levels. What […]

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Redefining productivity

I’m not a fan of the word “productivity.” Everywhere I turn, there’s another app or article promising to help me gain more of it. We’re obsessed with productivity. According to capitalism and the internet, productivity is narrowly defined as the things we do that create a monetary output.