"When you’re expected to produce at a demanding rate and struggle to do so within the confines of the work environment, you're basically doubling your efforts to stay afloat. This takes a significant toll, both physically and mentally."
"While Cody has a small number of original restaurants, the quality of these recommended restaurants makes up for lack of quantity."
"In the most ordinary of circumstances, moving is stressful. My moving patterns probably look chaotic to most people."
"Society uses catchphrases like “work hard, play hard” and “you can sleep when you’re dead” to justify running ourselves into the ground. We work like crazy when the benefits rarely pay off. In most cases, the money is not enough and even when it is, the cost to our overall health is too high."
"Your worth and the love you deserve is not defined by the job you have, the money you make, your relationship status, your appearance, or how productive you were."
"I love to read, and I love to read voices that differ from my own. I’m taking the time to reflect on some of the great books I’ve read so far in 2019."
"...that's the thing about coping: we often stay in survival mode and wear our heavy armor, even when we don't have to."
"Instead of trying to will something into nonexistence, getting to the roots of our fears can help us understand them more. Having fears by our side as companions takes away the shame and makes them lose their power."
"I'm thankful for parents who gave me the freedom to pursue (and quit) interests, jobs, and even people. While this practice looked as innocent as quitting softball or gymnastics after a day or two of practice, in reality it was essential in helping me hone my judgment, as well as my passions."
"I read this insane book called 'Medicine of the Old West' and was inspired by the m a n y reasons to be thankful for modern medicine. When 2019 can feel tough, here are a few more medical things we can be grateful for."