Teachable: Start at the Start

01_TeachableWhat’s the first, best lesson?

I was writing about dualistic thinking, and it hit me that if I want to keep talking about these topics I really need to get a framework together – organizing concepts in order of “dependency”. In other words, if you want to change things in your life where do you start, what concepts do you need to understand before you tackle another?

But everybody is so different in their development, how they’ve come to be a person who perceives the world (some have trauma, some have affluence, some have curious minds, some have task-oriented minds, some have physical challenges, some have emotional challenges, some grinding poverty, deep fear, profound confidence) – all of which can be a benefit or curse depending on how the individual views them. Continue reading Teachable: Start at the Start

90 Day Transition: Week 4 Report

90_Day_Transition(Read the overview for the basics of this 90 day push.)

Time for Changeup

There’s no good reason I keep meeting these goals, but I’ll take a bad win over a good loss any day. That doesn’t mean I’m satisfied with my performance, and I need to keep my head clear and adjust what isn’t working to not only succeed, but get that elated feeling of leverage that’s eluding me.

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Journal – 4/3/15: Easter, Getting Paid, Boardwalk and Sad Dreams

PinkBunny“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” – Isaac Asimov

Couldn’t have said it better Isaac, I think I’m going to use that as the mission statement for this Journal. About ten years ago I feared (in a real way) that my imagination was “broken” for lack of a better term, so I set out to prove it wasn’t by undertaking significant project in the form of novels.  Continue reading Journal – 4/3/15: Easter, Getting Paid, Boardwalk and Sad Dreams

Journal – 4/1/15: Body Snatchers

Groucho“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” – Groucho Marx.

I encourage people to avoid surrounding themselves with energy vampires (negative people)  or environments, it’ll eat your soul! And now I find myself in a “physician heal thyself” situation – without knowing it I invited a vampire into my house, and need to do an exorcism (yeah, I know,  you don’t exorcise vampires but this feels vaguely demonic). Continue reading Journal – 4/1/15: Body Snatchers

Noodling: What’s So Funny ‘Bout…

Elvis…peace, love and understanding? Nick Lowe wrote it, Elvis Costello sang it, nobody’s got an answer (me included). But I am curious about it, this tendency to see peace, love and understanding (I’ll throw in happiness too) as childish fantasy or simply unrealistic aspiration for humanity as a whole (“it’ll never happen” is the common refrain). Continue reading Noodling: What’s So Funny ‘Bout…

Journal – 3/25/15: Healing, A Kiss, Dreams and Socks

PsycheCupidA quick mishmash of the mental detritus cluttering up my melon. One macro observation: I’m having a hell of a time getting this week started in earnest (procrastinating, deferring, weaseling), but to meet my goals I have to put the kibosh on wussy-Greg now – I can figure out what psychological gremlins are causing it later! Continue reading Journal – 3/25/15: Healing, A Kiss, Dreams and Socks

90 Day Transition: Week 2 Report

90_Day_Transition(Read the overview for the basics of this 90 day push.)

Gaining Momentum

A better week than last, still room for improvement. I’m in the process of making a decision which will have a huge impact on my day-to-day life, something I’ve been procrastinating on, that I’ve finally put a deadline on. I don’t mean to be obtuse, but its something I need to keep close to my vest. I mention it only to share that no matter how unrelated things in our lives may seem from us accomplishing goals like weight loss or writing a book, everything in our emotional ecosystem effects everything else.   Continue reading 90 Day Transition: Week 2 Report

Objects: The Evil Side of My New Kindle

The vulgar underbelly of digital comforts

DevilHeadYeah, I know, objects can’t be evil – I’m exaggerating for effect. For reasons that are best described as research (I’m figuring out how to create eBooks), I recently purchased a Kindle. It’s an elegant device, providing seamless access to a universe of books, and it may be one of the horsemen of the apocalypse. Continue reading Objects: The Evil Side of My New Kindle