Browsing All Posts filed under »self-reliance«

On Responsibility: Chief Arvol Looking Horse

August 20, 2007

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Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think you were put here for something less? ~~~Chief Arvol Looking Horse~~~ via Seismic Twitch :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Henry David Thoreau on blogging

August 17, 2007

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How vain it is to sit down to write, when you have not yet stood up to live. Henry David Thoreau from BaredFeetandTeeth :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

thinking your way to freedom

August 14, 2007

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Does introspection equal independence? It’s an intriguing thought, especially attractive to those of us who like to think. This very interesting blog post at Strive to Live suggests that without pausing to understand our situations, we will never get ourselves out of them, because we will not be able to see the path.   “The […]

help yourself: poster o’ the day

July 31, 2007

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click to enlarge: from CVV Suicide Prevention via Ads of the World :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

a little motivational mood music

July 31, 2007

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Because sometimes you just need Elvis to give you a little bit of a kick in the ass. And here he is! Hail the King! No lyrics this time, because quite frankly they’re not the best thing about this song. Man, that was another age: a sexist, hound-doggin’ age. But Elvis is still The King! […]

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 […]

the frugal indulgent manifesto

July 22, 2007

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It’s easy enough to live it up, given infinite amounts of cash; there are even expensive consultants to ensure you have a good time. It’s much more challenging to get out and enjoy entertainment, nightlife, fine foods, and other indulgences when you’re acutely non-prosperous (“poor”). If these things are to your taste, you will have […]

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 […]

five great lessons

June 29, 2007

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Well, I’ve spent a good hour trying to find out who originally wrote these, and I’m drawing a blank. It appears that this article predates the World Wide Web as we know it, living a Voldemortian half-life in email forward limbo until the first personal web pages were born, whereupon it found its true medium. […]

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 […]

teddy roosevelt on achievement

June 25, 2007

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“It is not the critic who counts: not the woman who points out how the strong woman stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the woman who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs […]