Author Archives: Wendy Aron

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Getting Even with that Jerk Who Hurt You

Whatever form of jerk you have to deal with, it’s a good idea to keep yourself busy with other activities while he or she is traveling through the MSTC. These things should include tackling something you didn’t think you could do–like white water rafting or the creation of a massive sculpture out of Q-tips—and meeting new people along the way.

The important thing is to keep the faith while all this going on because it could take years for your particular jerk to travel through the entire mind space time continuum. r

When Happiness Calls, Will You Answer?

What I am referring to are intangibles— like the time and sensitivity you offer to those you love. When you remember these things, you create an inner smile and an easier path to self-acceptance.

If you haven’t answered happiness’s call yet, there is still time for you to do it. r

What to Answer When They Ask What You Want to Be

When I was five years old, my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told them I wanted to be a butterfly. It did not seem to be the answer they were looking for.

But I quickly caught on. The next time they asked me that question, in junior high, I knew what I wanted to be– a crusading investigative reporter ala Woodward and Bernstein, or a humor columnist like Art Buchwald, or a theater critic such as John Simon. They told me those jobs were already taken and that journalism was a dead end. r

Resilience

The Secret to Bouncing Back

In a 41-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings football team near the end of the 2007-8 season, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw four interceptions, three of them returned for touchdowns. But he would go on to lead the Giants through the playoffs and on to victory in Super Bowl XLII.
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childhood joy

How to Reclaim the Joy of Childhood

Every day, loud children play outside our condo. Strangely this used to irk me. Their shrieks of delight and raucous laughter pierced through the quiet of my home and interrupted me while I was reading, writing or engaging in other … r

feeling depressed

How to Stop Your Thoughts From Making You Depressed

At any given moment, we are held hostage by something we seldom acknowledge—our thoughts. The things we think about the breakup of a romantic relationship, a fight with a friend, or even about something as miniscule as getting a parking … r