This post originally appears on my professional blog: https://hillaryyeager.com/blog-1/2016/12/30/resist-new-year-new-you Everywhere I look, I see it: the siren call of the new year to cast away the “old” me: to become someone other than myself, to be “new,” improved, different. “New Year, New You!” Headlines proclaim, inviting me to try to revise my entire life to be… Continue reading Resist New Year, New You
I am a person that lives under stressful conditions, as in a state of constant stress. Stress from all sides. This is not at all what I think is acceptable or good for one’s health– physically, mentally, emotionally. Stress, you know (I know) doesn’t do a body all that good. Knowing that doesn’t make anything… Continue reading Stress. Not Bueno.
My tribute to David Lavery, a man larger than life, who left this world on August 31. I’m pretty sure he’s traveling in space somewhere, making observations about the stars and having some great conversations.
I feel like there’s a lot of pressure in this world to be “perfect.” Sometimes I think feel it a tad more acutely since I’m a PhD candidate, and there seems to be this silent expectation that all PhD candidates should be close to perfect at all times, like perfect little aca-angels. However, if I’m… Continue reading Striving for Perfection?
I like to think of the world as a safe place. There’s the reality of catastrophe, of woe, of the ordinary tragedies of a commonplace life: the fickle violence of nature. The irrational agony of sickness, the maladies that strike the young and old, that take the best from us too soon, that cause us… Continue reading Safety in Numbers