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291 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 1 reply · +9 points

This is gonna sound super corny, but it's one of my favorite things to do in such situations, be they short- or long-term moments. I call this action "phoenixing", as in "to phoenix" and "doing my phoenixes". I physically crouch down and wrap my arms around my legs and hold on real tight, head down, being as tense as possible, and letting it alllll flow through me, not putting the brakes on one tiny bit. Then when I'm ready, I explode upward, arms outstretched, palms open and fingers reaching, feet strongly apart, reaching up and out with every fiber in my being, breathing into all that open space in my chest and body, feeling my troubles and worries and jerkbrainitude shooting out of my fingers and eyes and toes and knees. And when all the gross stuff is out, I imagine sunshine and light shooting out (kind of like when the Doctor regenerates, come to think of it). And then I rinse and repeat til I'm done.

I've done this in bathrooms at job interviews, my bathroom while my parents are visiting, my bedroom when I'm depressed and have to haul myself out of bed to start, and just whenever as the need arises, big and little. Makes me feel strong and centered and full of light. If that's your thing, I hope it works for you, too!

293 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +3 points

:-O

That sounds amazing.

293 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +2 points

Ooh, thanks! (And I just subscribed, yay!)

293 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +2 points

Plus strawberries -- you're a genius.

293 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +3 points

Mmm, brilliant. Now I'm sad that I have to wait til Monday to eat this...

293 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 17 replies · +3 points

I've been in a lunch rut lately. What're your favorite (preferably vegetarian/pescatarian) lunches? I have access to a full kitchen, so things requiring a stovetop (ie frying eggs), long inactive times (ie boiling farro), etc are just fine.

293 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +3 points

I use it, and I've never been selected for additional screening. Two things to keep in mind: it only works with domestic airlines (international flights on domestic airlines, yes; any flight on a foreign airline from a US airport, no). And the signup process itself involves a background check and getting biometrics taken by the fed govt, things that some people might not be comfortable with.

That said, though, I really like having pre-check. My husband doesn't have it, but when we travel together, he always gets it anyway and can go through the pre-check line, too. Though half the flights I've taken in the last year have been on foreign airlines, and oof, the regular TSA line is extra awful when you're used to the pre-check version.

294 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +2 points

My freshman year roommate would do that to her long-distance boyfriend all the time during their nightly convos and it made me want to jump into the sun.

296 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +33 points

"But instead of feeling excited like most expectant mothers, the model admits she isn't feeling 100% positive about the circumstances." That's right, Cosmopolitan, Most Mothers feel only the emotion of excitement about having their first kid.

305 weeks ago @ The Toast - How Do You Handle Jet ... · 0 replies · +5 points

Jetlag Rooster and depending on which direction you're going, a combination of melatonin, blue SAD light, and orange blocker glasses. Sounds like hooey, I know, but it works like a charm. I am never traveling without those again, even just cross-country.

On a trip to Japan, I did this routine and was 80% adjusted on the day after we arrived and just about 100% the day after that. Coming back was rougher, because that direction is the tougher one, but also probably because I didn't have to get out and do anything and really start living in the local time zone, but it still took three or four days total.