Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sorry for the Delay in Responding

Over the years, there have been numerous time where I didn't respond to a simple message for an embarrassingly long time. Also, over the years, I stopped trying to concoct plausible-sounding excuses for why I didn't respond. Now I just open with the title of the post, and move straight onto the answering. It's not like anyone ever remembers or really cares about my reason anyway. They just want an answer.

Anyway, sorry for the delay in getting to the point of this post. Which is a link to this Dinosaur Comic which offers some thoughts on just this topic:

Sorry I Didn't Reply to Your Text for Like Three Days: A Web Card

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Saturday, December 12, 2015

How to Calm a Crying Baby

I've never heard of this before, but I guess it's a thing. Mothers are encouraged to comment.

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[Dr. Hamilton Demonstrates "The Hold" - How To Calm A Crying Baby] (Viewer #11,402,539)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Practical Anger Management Tips

From Gizmodo:

I particularly liked this section:

We all have our own distinct "anger cues." Brown describes them as the thoughts we think, the ways we act, and the way we feel when we're angry. By recognizing these cues, we can catch our anger quickly and re-adjust.

"Taking a moment to acknowledge the anger before acting can help a lot," says Brown. "Slowing your body down or walking away for a while before acting can help, as long as you don't take that time simply to 'stew' over the things you're angry about."

Brown says it's also a good idea to redirect our thoughts. We can always ask a neutral person to help us think through the situation to evaluate if our anger is justified, and if it is, get advice on how to navigate the problem in the most effective and appropriate manner.