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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Stress. The IKEA Virgin, Episode 3==Repeat for Order

Dateline: IKEA World. Many children have been dropped off here for a fun-filled vacation and not seen again until they need college money. To comprehend the danger that awaits the soul of a person who is not a savvy shopper, or a savvy anything in the outside modern world, you …

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Addiction, It Takes Two…Stress and Addiction, Final Episode

Dateline: San Antonio River Walk Patio Branch Office. Jennifer Lopez stood on the nearby bridge during the making of Selena. If you are new the story of Mr. and Mrs. Travis, Catch up with Episode One, Episode Two, and Episode Three. When the next football season came around, Mrs. Travis …

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