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    resolutions are junk

    Think of “resolutions” and you immediately think of “fail”, right? No one keeps their New Years resolutions – but that’s not surprising given that a resolution is a goal, and a goal can never be the thing on which you build your life.

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    getting over it

    I’m no longer the kid I was in high school, so desperate for a girl I’d find any excuse to fall in love. I have a better grip on things now, but I still have trouble with simple conversations.

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    i’m positive

    Stress and anxiety are givens. They are also not the reality of my life. My values and the choices I make based on those values are the reality of my life. And nothing makes that reality stronger than my daily mindfulness practice, the most important thing I can do for my life.

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    eight words

    10 words spoken thirty years ago changed one man’s life. His words on YouTube changed mine. Nothing magic in the words; they were just the right ones at the right time.

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    just sing, sing a song

    The brain kicks off habitual, emotional responses to negative incidents before the conscious brain can begin to figure out what’s going on. But even then, it’s not too late to avoid a bad ending. You just need to be prepared; here’s my strategy.

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    needs aren’t values

    Without an explicit understanding of what I valued in life – what I could do that meant something meaningful – I have lived my based on needs, desires, fear, anxiety, etc. Thanks to finally getting mental health counseling, this is changing.