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Making People Squirm

I put on a good facade and pretend like I hate awkward situations and uncomfortable exchanges, but here’s a dirty little secret: I love them. I love observing human interaction in general (psych and sociology classes in college were like brain candy) and I especially love surprise “out of the norm” situations. Witnessing a very…

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What Seeing The Movie “Her” With Your Dad Is Like

Oh, interesting. The main character works as a professional letter writer. People of the future don’t write their own letters to loved ones, they hire people to do it for them. I can actually see this happening in the not-so-distant future. Interesting concept. Soundtrack is good, character development is good, plot is interesting, so far…

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Why The Polar Vortex Makes Me Hate People

This winter has put me in a pretty foul mood. I’m not angry that it’s snowing in North Carolina, I’m not pissed that I now have to schedule makeup school days for my students because of snow days. I’m not even mad that every morning I have to run to my car in a slinky…

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No Flight, No Fight–Simply Surrender

I’m excited to share with you another Huffington Post article of mine that went live today! You may recognize parts of it, as it is a revised & edited version of one of my previous posts on The Other Courtney. Check it out and pass along to anyone struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, or any…

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Dream Shift

Something strange has happened. My dreams, they have always been an anomaly to me, and to those around me. For as long as I can remember they have been filled with mass murderers, giant spiders, evil guinea pigs, mysterious women living under my bed, and an assortment of other terrifying subjects. I do have pleasant…