I like to write, travel, and watch baseball, not necessarily in that order

Me in Barcelona, back when we could explore the world. (Photo credit: Paul Thurrott)
  • Narcissists
  • One of the most powerful telescopes in the world
  • The COVID-19 vaccines
  • Acne scars
  • Fighting racism with lament
  • Insomnia in the pandemic

Here’s a little bit about me:


Researched-back strategies for staying positive when others are negative

Illustration of a red silhouetted face looking right and a blue silhouetted face looking left. The faces overlap
Illustration of a red silhouetted face looking right and a blue silhouetted face looking left. The faces overlap
Keep someone else’s negative emotions from spreading to you (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)
  • “That mother isn’t even doing anything.”
  • “Why don’t they just get off the train until the baby gets settled down?”
  • “I can’t believe we have to listen to this!”


It’s a milestone — don’t let it go unrecognized.

A middle-aged woman hugs a man with gray hair. She is smiling. You can’t see his face. They are outside, near water
A middle-aged woman hugs a man with gray hair. She is smiling. You can’t see his face. They are outside, near water
Who will you hug when you’re fully vaccinated? (Image by InstagramFOTOGRAFIN from Pixabay)


How to outsmart processed food

“Maybe just one,” said no one ever. (Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay)
  • “I used so much olive oil when I was sauteing my vegetables.”
  • “I would just sit on the couch after a long day and eat my way through an entire bag of avocados.”
  • “Every time I…


Because sometimes you can’t manage this mental health problem on your own

Black and white photo or a woman looking out a window with her hands pressed against the glass. It is raining outside.
Black and white photo or a woman looking out a window with her hands pressed against the glass. It is raining outside.
You might need medication to control your anxiety. (Image by KLEITON Santos from Pixabay)


And the strategies to help overcome them

A young woman lies on her stomach with her head propped in her arms, leaning on a red pillow and looking off to her right
A young woman lies on her stomach with her head propped in her arms, leaning on a red pillow and looking off to her right
Why is it so hard for creatives to be productive? (Image by fredy martinez enamorado from Pixabay)


Most of the time, they’re annoying but harmless

Close-up shot of a woman with hazel eyes looking up. She has dark hair and you can only see her forehead, eyes, and nose
Close-up shot of a woman with hazel eyes looking up. She has dark hair and you can only see her forehead, eyes, and nose
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay


Adding a veggie to every meal can make a big difference

Three raw vegetable skewers with carrots, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes
Three raw vegetable skewers with carrots, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes
Image by RitaE from Pixabay

Stephanie Thurrott

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