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Real Life Epiphanies: Ed crosses the fine line separating apathy from ennui, and realizes his life will never be the same again...
"Hi, I'm Cindy, the company's most toxic employee!"
Tags:corporation, corporate culture, toxic work environment, colleague, colleagues, coworker, coworkers, workplace, toxic, toxic person, enabler, enabling, personality, personality disorder, difficult, staff, co-workers, psychology, psychologic, relationship, relationships, mental health, mental illness, recovery
"We kept waiting for him to mellow with age, but he never got around to it."
Tags:death, mellow, mellow with age, mellowing, ageing, graves, graveyard, graveyards, cemetery, cemeteries, eulogy, mourner, mourners, prickly personality, age, aging, cemetery, grave, gravesite, personality, difficult people, anger, resentment, unhappy, family, families, psychology, psychologic, spiritual, happiness, uhappy, life, life choices
Welcome to the Great All-Purpose Geographic Cure!
Tags:geographic cure, geographic cures, problem, problems, problem-solving, coping mechanism, greener pasture, run away, life, life issues, coping skills, escapism, avoidance, addiction, recovery, avoidance behavior, fantasy, change, location, relocation, new, new experience, explore, exploration, emotion, emotions, psychology, psychologic, personality
Having a nice day... Having an OK day... Don't even ASK!
Mr. Low Self-Esteem Man
Scientists try to understand recent core samples from the Greenland ice sheet.
Tags:glacier, glaciers, recede, receding, climate change, greenhouse effect, environment, science, scientist, study, core sample, core samples, stress, psychology, psychologic, eating, overeating, mental health, depression, health, wellness, greenland, ocean, oceans, recession, recessions, climatologist, climatologists, climatology, compensate, compensates, compensation, stress management, cookie, cookies, chocolate chip cookie, chocolate chip cookies
"There you go, self-mythologizing your childhood again!"
Tags:myth, myths, self-myth, self-mythologize, self-mythologise, self mythologize, self mythologise, childhood myth, childhood myths, folklore, psychology, psychobabble, psychologic, self-analysis, self-pity, therapy, self-absorbed, narcissistic, self-obsessed, egocentric, blame, shame, children, child, childhood, parent, parents, self-understanding, analysis, analyze, introspect, introspection, resent, resentment, medusa, greek myth, greek mythology
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony finally gets some much-needed closure.
Tags:schubert, franz schubert, composer, composers, composition, compositions, symphony, symphonies, classical, classical music, romantic, romanticism, psychology, psychologic, psychological, therapy, therapist, counselor, mental health, closure, heal, healing, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, shrink, shrinks, closures
Lab rat dreams.
Tags:laboratory, lab, lab rat, laboratories, labs, lab rats, laboratory rat, laboratory rats, experiments, experimentation, mazes, food pellets, paradise, experiment, experimental, maze, food pellet, reward, rewards, behavior, behavioral, study, research, science, scientific research, inquiry, buzzer, shock, psychology, psychologic, learning, positive reinforcement, dream, dreams, goal, goals, animal rights, humane, humane treatment
"I think I'm making progress. My agonized ambivalence has given way to plain old agony."
Tags:recovery, recoveries, ambivalence, ambivalent, agony, agonize, agonizing, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychologic, psychological, therapy session, treatment, mental health, mental illness, disorder, progress, recovery, improvement, emotions, emotional, psychic pain, angst, anxiety, dread, treatment, remedy, cure, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, analysis, counseling, counselor, cognitive, cognitive therapy, talk therapy, therapist, therapists, therapy, analysis
Paul exhibits a classic symptom of Attention-Surplus Disorder.
Tags:add, adhd, attention deficit disorder, disorder, attention deficit, attention deficit hyperactive, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, symptom, symptoms, medical, medical condition, psychology, psychologic, psychological, learning, learning disorder, presentation, business, meeting, workplace, employee, employees, pie chart, pie charts
'Ned, your repressed angst keeps tipping over and blocking my light.'
Conciousness-Lowering Encounter Group
'Frustrated? Try a Bigger Hammer!'
"The judge gave me five years to resolve my conflicting feelings regarding financial success, particularly as it relates to taking other people's money."
Tags:prison, prisons, jails, jail, sentence, money, judge, court, courts, legal, legal system, crimes, criminals, theft, psychology, psychologic, disorder, finance, financial, criminal, feeling, feelings, emotion, emotional, health, therapy, therapeutic, nental, mental health, incarcerate, incarceration, attitude, positive attitude, emotional conflict, guilty conscience, guilty consciences
Emotional Support Pest
Tags:emotional, support, support pet, emotional support pet, therapy animal, therapy animals, pest, pests, pet, pest, therapy, therapeutic, fly, flies, bothersome, animal, animals, love, hug, hugs, health, mental, mental health, emotional health, psychology, psychologic, psychological, cope, coping, coping skill, skills, coping mechanism, coach, life, life coach, bug, bugs
Very early positive self-talk.
Tags:positive attitude, positive attitudes, optimists, self esteem, positivity, optimism, optimist, optimistic, self-talk, self, self-regard, self-esteem, psychology, psychologic, caveman, prehistory, prehistoric, human, evolution, personality, charisma, confident, confidence, empower, empowerment, empowered, mental health, charm, charming, pep talk, pep talks, positive thinking, positive thinker, positive thinkers
"Scratch an angry person, Mel, and underneath, you're likely to find a person who doesn't like being scratched very much!"
Tags:anger, angry, annoyed, bitter, engraged, furious, violent, underlying, cause, underlying issue, psychology, psychologic, difficult, people, difficult people, ill-tempered, ill temper, behavior, behaviour, insight, bad mood, bad moods, anger therapy, anger issue, anger issues, behavioural problems, assault, assaults
"And lately, I've had this weird self-sabotage sort of thing happening at work. Every time I get all my ducks in a row, I eat 'em!"
Tags:ducks in a row, adage, saying, dog, dogs, business practice, self-sabotaged, self-sabotaging, self sabotage, self sabotgaging, business world, workplace, productivity, productive, self-sabotage, psychology, psychologic, psychological, behavior, behaviour, self-defeating, destructive, success, failure, mental health, health, self-care, self care, work, career
Passive-Aggressive Industries, Inc.: "Bending over backwards for our valued customers year after year, and then exploding like a powder keg over the dumbest little thing."
Tags:passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, passive aggression, attitude, mental illness, personality, disorder, personality disorder, explode, anger, angry, touchy, unstable, short fuse, dysfunction, dysfunctional, corporate culture, customer, customer is always right, customers, service, customer service, customer services, yes men, yes man, doormat, servile, humble, obsequious, weak, meek, mild, psychology, psychologic, psychological, personality type, personality disorder
The Relentlessly Jovial & Obnoxious Sales-People.
Tags:sales, sell, salesman, saleswoman, salesmen, saleswomen, salespeople, hard sell, pressure, high pressure, aggression, aggressive, sinister, jovial, false, overly familiar, familiar, obsequious, overbearing, relentless, psychologic, warfare, psychologic warfare, market, marketing, solicit, cold-call, barge, barge in, obnoxious, loathsome, guy, guys, men, male, pushy, pushiness
"And then yesterday, I had an epiphany: The best way for me to overcome my paralyzing fear of a global ecological/economic collapse is to find a way to turn it into a lucrative career!"
Tags:fear, phobia, obsession, obsessive, calamity, apocalypse, economy, economic, economic collapse, environment, ecology, ecologic, economic collapse, terror, anxiety, awe, dread, career, money, mental health, psychology, psychologic, psychological, epiphany, insight, brainstorm, idea, inspiration, inspirations, career change, career changes
"On the other hand, I believe it's equally important to catch your employees doing something right and complimenting them for it. Boy, does THAT ever mess with their heads!"
Tags:boss, leader, president, manager, supervisor, leadership, compliment, recognize, recognition, reward, office, coworker, staff, employee, motivate, motivation, corporation, corporate, culture, corporate culture, morale, enthusiasm, psychology, psychologic, mind games, trick, tricks, manipulate, manipulation, power, power play, mind game, mind-game, mind-games, power-play, manipulative, leadership skill, leadership skills, management style, management styles, office politics
Immense geologic forces and heat, working over the course of eons, slowly transform a drab lump of coal into a radiant diamond.