Stress. Mowing the Lawn Can Make You Blind

Dateline: Threadgill’s Local International Branch Office and former Armadillo World Headquarters frequented by: Jimmy Buffet and Ray Charles.  How to Be Miserable and Make Stupid Mistakes The promised “Lawn Mower Incident” or how anxiety can make you blind. ANXIETY: Anxiety is the body’s reaction to a real or perceived threat. …

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Psychology for Dummies: Basing Decisions on Emotional Pressure

New Posting on “Psychology for Dummies” Page. The affects of anxiety run amok on relationships, physical health, healthy habits and more. Why you keep making the same mistakes in relationships.

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What Does a Happy Person Look Like?

Dateline: Threadgill’s, Austin, Tx. Standing before the void. The void is the giant hole in which I have dumped old posts in order to redo the site. Many changes have been made in cyber world since I started MysteryShrink. Change makes me anxious. Having a ton of work ahead of …

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Anxiety and Why Do I Keep Doing the Same Stupid Things?

Dateline: Threadgill’s Restaurant, Austin, Texas. The servers wear black T-Shirts with the caption “Dang!” The “motto” originated when one fellow gazed over the list of vegetables on the menu, stood, and said, “Dang!” Self-Defeating Behaviors or Why Diet Books Are Next to the Cookbooks at Barnes and Noble. Why would …

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It Ain’t Easy to Be a Hooker in Alaska: How Reality TV Can Save Your Day:

Dateline: Threadgill’s Branch Office. Under Farrah’s picture. It Ain’t Easy to Be a Hooker in Alaska: How Reality TV Can Save Your Day MysteryShrink is about what works and what doesn’t work–usually whatever therapy is covered by your insurance. Thus, I must share a breakthrough treatment. And, nuuuuuu. No credit …

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And I Thought I Was Bad, The Secret Hoarding Waitress Incident

Dateline: IHOP, West Ft. Worth. The following conversation is taking place behind me. Irritable Woman to Waitress: “I want an answer and I want it now!” Waitress: “Sure. How can I help you?” IW: “I want to know why that guy who came in after we did already has his food …

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Planes, Trains, Flipout City

Planes, Trains, Flipout City Dateline: Threadgill’s Restaurant, South Austin. Set-up: Plane from Mexico City to DFW diverted to Houston. See Huts and Cots. Parked on the Houston tarmac, I slip into a mini-meditation: Cool air in. Warm air out. The exact technique will be highlighted in a later post. But …

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