Category Archives: better thinking

Attention is everything. Onward and upward!

It’s time to let that addiction to self-improvement run wild

Today is a big day, yet, other than this post, it will receive no fanfare.  Today I'm going to break an addiction.   I'm not going to say what the addiction "is to", because what I want to put down … Continue reading

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test-driving taoism, online bullying edition

This week, I did a thing *in the manner that my kungfu / philosophy training would have me do it*, even though that was really backwards from how I normally would act, and how I fairly desperately wanted to act. … Continue reading

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Happiness is an empty space

That's it — it just hit me, walking home.  What happiness is, and why it's so hard for almost everyone to find it, but almost indestructible in the people who do find it. Happiness is not a thing — nor a feeling. … Continue reading

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I’ll stim with you

I saw myself in the subway today.  Twenty-five or so and Asian and wearing lipstick, but otherwise, me. She was stimming like crazy. People seemed to both avoid and ignore her, giving her twice the personal space of anyone else, … Continue reading

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Truth Hurts (as it catches up)

This will give you a headache, but it’s a headache worth getting I think: …The scariest opinion I have heard about this well-done little video is “I think that’s probably accurate, but I don’t want to watch it because I’d … Continue reading

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Thankful, not sorry

Well, I'll be damned. That's why I say "I'm sorry" too much.  In business emails, to friends who see me cry, to total strangers in passing — that's why I do all of that over-apologizing.   (Shockingly, it turns out that … Continue reading

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Wow, the amount of stuff I write and never push “publish” on

Just…wow.  O.O Pages and pages and pages…is it making me a better writer, or just giving me an out from hearing critiques that would be useful to me?   I don't know, but I've never really found the happy medium … Continue reading

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