I had difficulty in trying to write over the last several months. On one hand I felt what I was communicating was helpful to me and those who read it, but in my own journey I began to find the things I was writing about as increasingly vague and unhelpful. I try not to be … Continue reading The path to pragmatism; making psychology useful
"Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature." ― Tom Robbins Whether outrunning a speeding bullet as Superman, shooting the bad guys as a cowboy or merely parading down the street with arms out making jet plane noises, … Continue reading A State Of Play: The Lost Art Of Childhood
“Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” ― George S. Patton Once upon a time, around 400-600 BC, in three places around the world, three figures arose, all saying a lot of the same things, even though there was no way for them … Continue reading Patterns of Living: The Other Big Secret
"Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses." - Daniel Goleman If you're anything like I used to be, meditation makes you think of prayer beads, chanting, Buddhism, candles, and a slew of other stereotypes. If, also like me, you were raised in a religious household, you … Continue reading Meditation: The Secret to Everything
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“Bitterness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” ― Joanna Weaver As I turned around to my snickering class mates, I could hear them whispering "I'm surprised he even felt that". They had been shooting spitballs at me for the last couple of minutes and assumed my wondrous amount of flab … Continue reading Forgiveness: A Change in Mindset
My eyes continued staring at the pen that I was hoping would somehow save me. I was flipping it around in my hand as it continued to hold my gaze, the minutes passed by as if they were hours. Seven minutes later, the date was over. It would be the first of a dozen or … Continue reading The Beauty of Rock Bottom: An Introduction