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the gift of desperation

June 20, 2007

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This is heartlessly stolen from the late Caroline Knapp‘s brilliant and beautiful book on alcoholism, Drinking, A Love Story. (ebook for purchase here; sample chapter here). Whether or not you’re an alcoholic, you’re a human being and this book is a work of art and a work of true insight into human nature. It is […]

quiz: is your family toxic?

June 15, 2007

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Again, not the world’s deepest quiz, but useful nonetheless. After all, you already know the answer, deep-down. Sometimes you need to go a roundabout route to look at something that’s right in front of you; we all need to warm up to such things. Get the code in HTML at the end if you want […]

staying hyped – momo

June 14, 2007

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Yes, it’s another trip into the momo zone! This one is an interesting video about letting inspiration into your life and what to do with it once it’s there. Think about that for a second: what good is inspiration going to do you if you don’t take the actions that it inspires? Linked to this […]

bob dylan on the cycle of life

June 11, 2007

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  He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

we’ve got mail!

June 6, 2007

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Remember sulz‘s postcard project from last month? Well, we registered right away and it’s arrived and we finally got a scan for your delectification. Yay, we’ve got a penpal in Malaysia! Unfortunately, half the text is in Malay and my Malay is just the teensiest bit rusty. Can anyone help a sister out? The text […]

Mary Pickford on failure

June 5, 2007

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The failure is not in falling down. The failure is in staying down. Mary Pickford inspirational quotes wikipage :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

a good life

June 1, 2007

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  “Sweat every day, laugh every day, and that’s the secret to a good life.” Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa inspirational quotes wikipage :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

interview: the happiness myth

May 28, 2007

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This is a very enlightening interview with Dr. Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of The Happiness Myth: Why What We Think Is Right Is Wrong, from Psychjourney Podcasts (and welcome to the blogroll; it’s a very helpful site, especially for those who like to listen rather than read). There are a lot of good points in […]

fanorexia

May 26, 2007

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It’s no secret that actresses face ridiculous pressure to be thin, and it’s equally obvious that, rightly or wrongly, they are role models for their more impressionable fans (yes, I know that’s a redundant expression). And it’s not always their healthy choices that are the most popular, to say the least. Defamer has gone ahead and coined the […]

what’s your horse in the country?

May 18, 2007

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This is a beautiful song about freedom deferred, and a thought-provoking lesson in the sacrifices people make on a daily basis, putting their dreams aside or squashing them into the corners of their lives rather than giving up what they’ve settled for to chase what they love. It’s never easy to find that balance; it is always worth […]

depression screening test

May 15, 2007

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Online tests are no replacement for a consultation with a good specialist, but they can act as benchmarks so we can go back and take the test at a later point and compare the two results. They can also shock you into making an appointment with a specialist in the first place, if that’s appropriate […]