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I talk about the lizard brain a lot because I deal with my own lizard brain a lot. Imagine struggling with anxiety and depression for most of your life only to learn in some cases, it's a maladapted evolutionary glitch. The lizard brain thinks of every possible disastrous outcome possible... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at My Blog
The beauty about time, is that it reveals everything eventually. Guise, pretense, masks-- time will always strip away the veneer. Nothing is immune. It unveils without fail in the end. As is such, time and circumstance not only expose who we truly are, but what we have surrounded ourselves with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at My Blog
Being about to anticipate danger or react the fastest is likely a contributing factor to how we all got here. If you could outrun the saber tooth tiger, you got to pass on your genes. Those that weren't fast enough did not. The pre-historic, primal part of our brain still... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at My Blog
The news of Kate Spade and then Anthony Bourdain hit hard. It hit hard for a number of reasons, and the tone-deaf "if you're depressed, please reach out" auto-response that most are stuck on was one of them. Most people don't know what it is like to wrestle in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at My Blog
Brock Turner was found sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman. When approached by two students who intervened because they thought the woman appeared unconscious, he fled the scene and was subsequently apprehended and restrained by the pair until the police arrived. Turner was later convicted of three charges of felony... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at My Blog
Sometimes people will act as if their experience define the confines under which you have to limit your own scope and experience. It's an apple that falls not too far from the "it's always been done this way" mentality. And that is the kind of limited thinking gets us all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at My Blog
If the system sets you up to fail, why comply with it? If you know that games in life are zero-sum, why participate? If you know there are people in your like that want you to fail, why are they still there? Steven Pressfield calls it "The Resistance." Seth Godin... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at My Blog
People embarrass themselves by overestimating their importance. They presume their acceptance means something, as if their opinion carried enough gravity for its absence to even be noticeable. What's worse? Some of us fall for it. Some might ask: Do you want their acceptance? The better question to ask is: Why... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at My Blog
"Hard times will always reveal true friends." For months, shit blew up. And when I thought it couldn't get any worse, something else would go wrong. A bottom I didn't even know existed dropped out. From someone dying of a heroin overdose to my home being threatened with foreclosure, bawling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at My Blog
There is an unspoken checklist of things we are supposed to do, ways in which we are to carry on about our lives. There is an unspoken assumption that if you obey, if you color within the lines, if you comply and do as you're told, this will protect you... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at My Blog
After a kid shoots up a high school because a girl he was obsessed with wouldn't fuck him, is it safe to say now that this happy, socially palatable, pink bows and rainbows, not-misogyny-but-still-kinda-smells-like-misogyny, benign, toothless form of feminism (so that it CAN be sold en mass as some sort... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at My Blog
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