Stuff I Need Help With

Maybe It’s Not a Popularity Contest
I want everyone to like me and when they don’t I sometimes obsess about it. I think I have it…
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How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions
I was going to write a book. I was going to get in the best physical condition of my adulthood.…
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Must Be This Old To Ride
I wasn’t particularly confident or unconfident when I was a kid. But something changed mid-high school, and whatever social fears…
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Doing What We Don’t Want To
I sometimes want to punt my six-year-old when he says: “No. I’m not doing that.” I’m a curious person. Always…
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The Underwear Problem
Sometimes I wear embarrassing underwear. Each time I do, I’m gambling that no women are going to jump out of…
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Now I Can Die in Peace
I root for professional sports teams in a city famous for not winning a championship in 50 years. It’s almost…
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You’re Not Supposed to Laugh at That
I was the only adult in the introductory Cub Scouts meeting without a child present. “Which one is your son?”…
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Breaking the Cycle
Sometimes I am so comfortable in my routine that I get physical anxiety when I’m about to do anything out…
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Misunderstood: The Rule of Thirds
My younger sister, a talented musician and vocalist, is afraid to write and share original music because she’s afraid of…
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The Missing Motivation
People think I’m a good person, but really I’m not. I don’t mean that I’m bad, like I hurt people…
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