Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 288

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. // Winston Churchill

+ Social Media Problems: People aren’t meant to talk this much.

+ These $35 pajamas are my new favorite.

+ So, you’re thinking about quitting your job

+ Tops for Zoom: A dotted blouse, textured v-neck, and plus cutout blouse.

+ 5 signs you’re an impulse buyer and how to stop.

+ Old Navy’s knit dress and cardigan are perfect for fall WFH attire.

+ 37-year-olds are afraid of the 23-year-olds who work for them.

+ Nordstrom Rack has incredible shoes right now. These Frye boots are a steal.

+ This pumpkin soup is mind-blowingly good.

+ $100> One Stop Outfit: A cool sweater + great jeans + leopard flats

+ The rise of ‘intentional dating.’

+ Static Nails are now at Ulta, including their uber-popular Toasted Sugar color.

+ How to stop feeling self-conscious when you’re the only woman on the team.

+ This bobble-knit cardigan is perfectly whimsical.

+ This sweaty 15-minute cardio routine is awesome.

+ I am loving these wide-leg pants from Athleta.

One Important Read. Domestic violence deaths are preventable, here’s how.

One Interesting Read. Inside ‘Buy Nothing Communities’ where everything, including dryer lint is a hot commodity.

How are you?

No, really, how are you?

The one nice thing about the pandemic has been that now that everyone’s mental health has taken a hit, people are more willing to talk about mental health struggles.  Post-IVF, I am on a real emotional roller coaster (so many hormones).  Add to that the regular stressors of life and things here are stable but unpleasant.  And I’m noticing that, now that so many people want to go on with life like the pandemic has ended, it’s becoming less okay to not be okay, which is tremendously unfortunate.

So if you’re having a tough time, these 13 signs are a good indicator that it’s time to go to therapy.  Self has tips for finding an affordable practitioner. Psychology Today also maintains a list of therapists from around the country.

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    7 comments

  1. Allison says:

    Abra,
    Thanks for sharing your views on mental health, it’s a really important conversation. I work for a mental health provider, SonderMind, that makes it really easy to find a licensed therapist who takes your insurance, in person or video tele-health. We operate in 11 states and DC. I’m sorry we aren’t in MT yet, but this should be helpful for many readers. Psychology Today is a great resource too, but sometimes the providers don’t call you back or don’t have immediate appointments. Generally we can get you in within 48 hours, and you fill out your needs and preferences so we can hopefully match you with the right therapist in your first appointment. Check out SonderMind.com.

    (I hope this doesn’t feel sales-y! I just care a lot about improving access to mental health, that’s why i do what I do.)

    November 2, 2021/Reply
    • Nancy M says:

      thank you – this is really helpful. the push i need to find a new therapist.

      November 2, 2021/Reply
  2. Katherine Maxwell says:

    Hi- Could you adjust the link for the Old Navy knit dress? Thanks!

    November 2, 2021/Reply
  3. Bonnie says:

    I am so glad to see that you featured an article about Buy Nothing! I have been a member of my local group for over a year and the article didn’t mention the best part – no more dreaded trips to goodwill! You post something and the lucky winner comes to your door (or chosen meeting spot) within a day or two. I cleared out a whole shelf of barely-used hair products that would have otherwise had to go in the trash. Less waste, less guilt, less errands, I just can’t recommend it enough!

    November 3, 2021/Reply
    • Diane says:

      Agreed! I love my Buy Nothing group. I am more apt to get rid of unwanted things because I can post things one or two at a time instead of saving up a big box of things for a trip to Goodwill. I also assume that Goodwill will have to throw away a lot of what is donated for space reasons and lack of demand matching supply, so I like finding someone who actually wants my things to keep them out of the landfill. I’ve found new homes for everything from half-used gallons of paint, to perfume samples, to baby gates. For every item, there is someone who wants it nearby!

      November 3, 2021/Reply
    • Erin says:

      I might have to rejoin the local buy nothing group. I loved it while I lived in DC both for getting and getting rid of miscellaneous things, but now that I’ve moved elsewhere, the local group I found first was ultra vigilant about kicking out anyone not with a specific zip code and the one for my zip code wasn’t active but that was a few years ago…

      November 4, 2021/Reply