Awakening The Dragon + Taking a 1 Year Social Media Break

Edit: Immediately after publishing this, I received a notification that this was my 500th post. A fitting milestone to take a break at after ten years. Sapphic vibes. Listening to Joni Mitchell’s A Case of You (thx Clairo), in a warm bath. Tall, cold 🍋 Perrier (I’m a 95% Pellegrino girl but I’ll suffer thisContinue reading “Awakening The Dragon + Taking a 1 Year Social Media Break”

Voice Memos: Your New Best Friend

The word ‘habit’ typically isn’t something I go gaga for, but when you integrate the right habits – from Latin habere, to have – into your life, you get the benefits of them. And sometimes in life we discover habits whose rewards are so enriching that it changes the game, leveling us up. Just asContinue reading “Voice Memos: Your New Best Friend”

The Resources to Handle Any Given Situation

I’ve something major to tell you: There is no such thing as stress, only the belief that we don’t possess the resources to handle a given situation. This isn’t new-age optimism or clever logic; it’s the truth. The idea comes straight from the Wikipedia page for psychological stress: “Humans experience stress, or perceive things asContinue reading “The Resources to Handle Any Given Situation”

New Age Monkeys: A Takedown of ‘Spiritual’ Bullshit

I’ve gone through many iterations of myself: from a naive, ambitious, and shallow young man, to a selfish, fearful alcoholic, and finally, to a person who is coming to find peace with themselves – but I’ve always been a seeker; I’ve gone down every road in life: including the spiritual one. From a long influenceContinue reading “New Age Monkeys: A Takedown of ‘Spiritual’ Bullshit”

Musing on Life Through Jack London’s ‘The Star Rover’: “The one man” and “The one woman”

I’m a fan of Jack London. He is, like Steinbeck, one of those California writers who hold a special place in my heart. I see myself like them, and their philosophies speak to me. And while Jack London is best known for adventure stories like Call of The Wild, The White Fang, and Sea Wolf,Continue reading “Musing on Life Through Jack London’s ‘The Star Rover’: “The one man” and “The one woman””

Introduction to LEVELS

Life is a game called Levels. The game has to be fun The game has to be exciting You have to be (stay) excited to play the game everyday You have to know the levels and you have to have a strategy (To maximize probability of desired outcomes) for each level. The game is aContinue reading “Introduction to LEVELS”

The Keys to The Kingdom: My Two Most Valuable Pieces of Life Advice

The older you get, the more you find yourself doubling down on what works. And hopefully, if you’ve taken the difficult paths in life, you’ve discovered some truths of great value. There’s a parable in the Thomas Gospel that I read this morning – Sidenote: Before I continue, allow me to say that I loveContinue reading “The Keys to The Kingdom: My Two Most Valuable Pieces of Life Advice”

Go With The Flow: Trust It

Growing up, my dad often told me to, “Go with the flow.” As with other things he said to me growing up, this only came to have meaning to me after he was gone (…the people we love have a way of gilding us like that, even after they are gone from our lives…). MyContinue reading “Go With The Flow: Trust It”

Jules, Grendel, and Bubba

In every adult there lurks a child — an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention and education, that is part of the human personality which wants to develop and become whole. ~ Carl G. Jung The dragons were handed down: Demons men before me didn’tContinue reading “Jules, Grendel, and Bubba”

Reprogramming Your Own Consciousness: Magic is Real

Magic is real. Today was amazing. Not a drop of fear, worry, nor stress: whatever tension I encountered, I transcended simply. My focus is steadfast. My peace deep. It worked. And I believed it, I knew it, with total faith. Thus, boom. Magic. Simple. I actually came to share this after I came across anContinue reading “Reprogramming Your Own Consciousness: Magic is Real”

Some Reddit Gold (Motivational, Life Advice)

What follows is something I came across on Reddit. Per one of the comments, I am taking the liberty to republish it here. It will only take you a few minutes to read and I’m positive everyone can glean something of value from it. Of particular interest to me are the ideas about Dopamine andContinue reading “Some Reddit Gold (Motivational, Life Advice)”

Avatar Master

There are two main pieces of me: The boy, a child-god, who lives on the inside And the man, an animal, who lives on the outside; The boy, omnipotent yet a god, imaginary… The man, capable yet a man, flesh… The age old question: How to reconcile these opposites (The magical and the rational), whichContinue reading “Avatar Master”