Stress Archive


Claire’s Happiness Project: Fresh Air

I’m a believer in the great american road trip. Piling in a car with friends or family or the Griswolds and trekking across these great United States. Granted this can be a little more restrictive these days, but after taking some time to stop in the Smokies this weekend, I can say


Overchoice: Drowning in a Sea of Apps

We as consumers are suffering from overchoice with our devices. There are too many apps. Too many services. Too many options. Let me rephrase that; there are too many apps that do X, where X is any popular service at the moment. We become paralyzed by the choices, fearing we will pick


My Happiness Project: Enjoying the present.

I’m back!!! Family and animals have been successfully moved and we only lost a few boxes in the process. (How I lost a Swiffer, a broom, and a bright green box of toys, I’ll never know.) While writing my most recent posts about backyard tourism in Indianapolis, I was reminded of one


My Happiness Project: Yoga

In the middle of school/work insanity, I always long for the simplicity of summer- lazy days of swimming, watching tv, and playing with the geekling. In practice, however, I get bored without something to work towards-  a goal or deadline that keeps me busy on lazy summer afternoons and is key to


Grad Student Procrastination. ^I’ve been staring at textbooks all morning, doing this. My brain is being eaten by studying for a Public Finance final worth 45% of my final grade. Happy World Penguin Day!


My Happiness Project: Twelve Commandments

When the sun is shining and it’s 70 degrees outside, it’s much easier to work on happiness. Being outside in the sunshine (with appropriate sun protection) does wonders for the human condition. I believe that building my happiness when it’s easy will help me deal with the little things when times are


Pure Geekery Interviews: Int Eighty of Dual Core

I’ve had a few posts on here about work being a bit rough lately. I posted some of my ways of dealing with it (which kind of fizzled out entering week three). I eventually had to step down from my derby team’s roster because I couldn’t attend practice enough. I was going to


Knowing Your Limits: Why I Won’t Be Bouting This Season

It’s been a rough few weeks. I’ve been at work 60+ hours. I’m ignoring my own advice and not eating well. I’m not staying active. I’m not making derby practice. If I’m there, I’m exhausted before I even lace up my skates. My head isn’t always in the game. And that’s why I’ve


My Happiness Project

I’m going to level with you, dear readers. I hate self-help books. They evoke horrible memories of high school assemblies and bad Oprah episodes and turn me in to a twitchy mess. Roller Derby helped me through my divorce, yoga is helping me be more comfortable with who I am, I have


When Hobbies Become Overwhelming

Looking over my to watch, to play, and to read lists I am feeling completely overwhelmed.  Not to mention the list of cross stitch projects. Or the time I need to work on my programming and electronics skills so I can take on a Raspberry Pi project at some point this year.