01/18/19 Diary: Changes Begin Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent I’m keepin’ it together! First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 01/11/19 Diary: Kansas and Back 01/24/19 Diary: A New Coat 7 Comments Hg January 18, 2019 at 2:20 am 5 years ago Shaenon Garrity x Christopher Baldwin?! Awesome. When are you going to tell us more about this project? Who’s doing illustration and who’s doing writing? Christopher Baldwin January 18, 2019 at 2:31 pm 5 years ago When we have something official! This was only an offer. We shall see where potentially other offers or negotiation leads us. 🙂 SARA J DAVIS January 18, 2019 at 10:12 am 5 years ago Congrats on the book deal!! I’m also in the middle of one of those can’t stop, but my brain is deeply in favor of finding a hole and hiding modes. I have recently been using the 100 blessings to some effect. I’m not usually a “think positive” advocate. In fact I’ve written at least 2 diatribes against the people who say “think positive”. But naming things I can count as blessings works in 2 ways. It breaks pattern in my brain that is anxiety at least for that moment. It’s a distraction. Even if I am repeating a blessing I use regularly. It’the process of thinking differently that stops the spiral of anxiety. 2nd and most surprisingly, my general mood seems to lift for at quite a space afterward. What is nice about 100 blessings is that it forces you to find the tiny things that are good. Because 100! So if I take a shower, hot water is good and so is the excellent water pressure. It becomes something of a game to find them. I’m an atheist, so I interpret blessings as anything that has a positive impact on me or the world. Wow. This note went on too long. Sorry. Christopher Baldwin January 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm 5 years ago Sounds lovely! I’ll try most things at least once. 🙂 Random one of mine: for me I find that caring for someone else (which can be as simple as kind acts) reduces stress, I think because it takes me out of myself for a moment. Night-Gaunt49 January 18, 2019 at 9:24 pm 5 years ago Sometimes I just stop and think how much worse it could be for me so easily. Then any chance of anxiety is gone. Great news on the book deal. I want to know more when you can tell us! Peter Rogan January 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm 5 years ago There is great help in helping. Julia January 21, 2019 at 6:45 am 5 years ago I love that you are talking about doing work on the scuba comic while over on the Bruno reruns, Bruno is learning to scuba dive. And speaking of Bruno, have you given any thought to someone’s suggestion that you let your readers tag the strips? I can imagine that setting it up and vetting the volunteers would take a fair amount of your time. But it would be a benefit to your fans and help us keep up with the intricacies of the story. But whether you do or not, thanks for reposting them. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.