bloodrose

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bloodrose wrote

It sounds like you're hitting on your dopamine pretty hard with games and food a business cooked for you (even non-fast food hits the sweet spot to keep you hooked). It sounds like you're trying to help your anxiety with dopamine. You can mimic the purchased food by cooking your food with added fat and sugar. While not a great idea for your long-term health, it's a help to your pocket book. I read somewhere recently that preserved meats can cause manic-type feelings. If you are eating jerky, bacon or sammiches, try ditching them and see if it helps your anxiety. /End unsolicited advice.

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bloodrose wrote

Well, I imagine very little would have changed were genders reversed. At least that has been my experience. People seem very quick to use children as they are treated as non-people whom adults have authority over. I am striving to teach my daughter bodily autonomy by never forcing my physical affections upon her so that if anyone does, it feels extra wrong.

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bloodrose wrote

It's in a valley. There's water some miles away and the soil is actually prime farmland. We're thinking of growing some prickly pear cactus there. It is very much desert still, though. It's an old mining town that has a population of 20 so no one will care if I put up a yurt and thwart zoning laws.

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bloodrose wrote

I was going to a volunteer event at a nature preserve today but it was cancelled because of smoke. sigh everything is always on fire now. I mean, it's not hyperbole to say the world is burning now.