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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 […]

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 […]

take a hike

June 25, 2007

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Stuck in a rut and can’t think your way out? Sometimes the least intellectual route is the most productive one, and when it comes to the ability of moderate exercise to stimulate the brain, the results are in. Hey, we knew this before we invented Science, really. It’s one reason that pilgrimages were so essential […]

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 :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

tips: the end of rational thought?

June 11, 2007

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If you’re here it’s probably because you don’t mind and even sometimes like reading tips that are designed to help you improve your life in some way. Well this interesting article (in a blog dedicated to tips) has a very interesting point to make about how limiting tips are in the first place. Here’s a […]

homework

April 24, 2007

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Read the last post. Does this remind you of you? It’s critical to define the changes we want to make in our lives and in ourselves before embarking on the journey of change. The goals may indeed shift while we’re working towards them and become more self-aware, but without a direction to move, we can […]