Welcome and Bacon Pie

“I cannot begin.” – Bartleby the Scrivener

Now I understand why he wrote that line.  First post = such pressure!  I thought a mission statement might be a good idea, though traditionally I suck at writing mission statements. Probably I should not say that in my very first post, but it’s true.

Mission statements are clear and concise, but my goals for this blog are fluid and a tad vague at the moment. However, I’m okay with that. Hopefully you are too.

I want this blog to be a place to come for inspiration, motivation, humor, and, dare I say it…even a smidge of happiness.  I read Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project  last year and found it motivational, though I don’t plan to pick 12 happiness targets and devote a month to each, I definitely spend plenty of time thinking about happiness.  So you can expect to see a lot about that, and all the other topics that take up space in my brain these days.

Is happiness overrated? Some might say.  I’m a psychologist, and one of my current endeavors is to learn more about a newer form of therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – expect to see more about that in future posts.  ACT (pronounced “act”, if you care) has a different view about happiness than you might expect from a psychotherapy, but more about that later.

We don’t want to get TOO serious in our first post. So….

Happy Friday!