Stupendous Word of the Day: Back for More

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Classes started back up this week.  My new schedule is so much better than spring was and than summer was…even though I’m taking 11 credits, I’m only teaching 2 classes.  This is such a load off, I can’t even begin to tell you.

But, it means that my lovely post on fats and anxiety has been languishing in draft status whilst I’ve been writing syllabi and freaking out about if I’d be able to handle Chemistry 2 and Microbiology at the same time (Chemistry 2 is totally the same material that I learned in biochemistry back in the spring. WHEW.  And Microbiology seems like it will be interesting – we’re going to be focusing on viruses and bacteria – I’ll definitely be fascinated by that). Continue reading

Chase that Happy!

I’m working on a much longer post about anxiety this week … as a teaser, I’ll say that I’ve been using a new food tracking app (which is AWESOME – way better than the one I’ve been using that I already thought was awesome), and because of some various things it got me thinking about, I’ve noticed that on days that I ate a lot of really fatty foods (trans fats and saturated fats without other good nutrients to balance them), I’d get slammed by super awful, horrendous, anxiety attacks around bedtime. So I put on my research hat, and hence the new post. Continue reading