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blogging services for recovery

July 30, 2007

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There are many reasons to blog: keeping in touch with friends, sharing your expertise, publishing your own stories without waiting for the publishing world’s permission, or chronicling your own journey, whether metaphorical or geographical. Those fighting chronic illnesses have many compelling reasons to blog. They can trace their reactions to different treatments, get their feelings […]

vacate the premises

July 25, 2007

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Have we all heard enough from the self-proclaimed workforce martyrs who whine about how the company cannot possibly spare them for a four-day weekend once a decade? It’s great to love what you do; it’s not so great to be scared to turn your back on it. That does not speak of confidence, y’all. And […]

five rules for intellectuals

July 11, 2007

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cross-posted from raincoaster Not that we pay any attention to rules in the first place, but we’ve got to start with some kind of thesis statement before we can argue about it, right? So here are five pieces of advice for intellectuals from steve fuller‘s book the intellectual, and yes, the lowercase is his, or […]

workaholic? moi?

July 6, 2007

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Who’s a workaholic? It certainly wouldn’t be me, nor you…would it? Ha! Remember the Eighties, where you were supposed to be a proud workaholic, in your little blue suit and tie? That was back before we got lives. Or brains, I think. Now it’s more fashionable to have a balanced life, and thank god for […]

podcast: a map of awakening: the five spiritual faculties

July 3, 2007

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These are the five Buddhist spiritual precepts, explained and expanded upon by Diana Winston, from the excellent collection at DharmaSeed. These principles, as with much of Buddhist practice, can be used by anyone, Buddhist or not. These are paradigms that are universal: you can look at your life, analyze it according to these principles, and […]

99 lessons learned by leaving

July 2, 2007

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Here’s some good food for thought from Edith Yeung (whom I found via sports blog WithMalice: she’s listed 99 things she’s learned by leaving the corporate life. Bear with the typos (god knows we’ve all made typso!) because there’s real wisdom here under an imperfect facade. Actually, the time it takes to sit down and […]

the asparagus test

June 28, 2007

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Sometimes it’s hard for us to know when something that used to be a harmless habit is sliding gradually into the area of becoming a real problem. This simple test from Caroline Knapp’s book Drinking, A Love Story, can help you decide if you need to take action and change a few things. She tells […]

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 […]

manifestation, intentionality, and evolution: the cybergypsy speaks!

June 20, 2007

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Yesterday I told you about Digital Divide and the laptop they donated to the rtr project (that would be this blog, the wiki, the classes, and all suchlike empowering activities). Today I’d like to put that in perspective and talk about what it means in the context of the universe and all of the esoteric […]

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 […]

what is your biggest timewaster?

June 13, 2007

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I found you an interesting post: the Productivity 501 blog has interviewed more productivity experts than you can shake a Blackberry at, and has compiled the ultimate master list of the biggest timewasters, according to the experts. See if you can identify yourself in any of these scenarios, and think about ways to not be […]