Tag: growth

Anxiety: Excited To Be Anxious

This post is about anxious thinking and how it can lead to anxiety. In it—the post—I’m going to create two different happenings of the same event. The only difference will be in the perspective. One of the examples is fictional. The other… is fictional too. But if I work really hard and believe in myself

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Presence

Amy Cuddy, author of national bestseller, “Presence,” has my attention. And she has it good. I’m rivetted, I think, because I read her book—aforementioned—and then I watched her TED talk presentation right after. Both were great. And she is attractive. That’s not chauvinistic or demeaning, either; also not fodder for people who love to be

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Not Your Father’s P.E. Class (Exercise for the Brain)

Let me save you some time right out the gate and tell you to go read “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”; if you want the real substance. What I am going to say is good, because I’m good, but I think it most prudent if you go read the full

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Mind-Body Habit Forming and A Shopping Cart

I’m sitting in a coffee shop with a feint morning light splintering the room; two chairs next to me are occupied. I’m wearing reading glasses devoid of prescription and I’m taking aim at an attractive girl that is best described as earthy/edgy/book-holding-sultry; she digs the glasses to fair-trade vibe I’m putting out. When the coffee

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A Little Business Zen

I like to think there is a certain credibility that goes along with tattooing personal beliefs on the body. A certain conviction that emboldens ones mantra and being.  I hope that’s true, anyways, or Nancy* was definitely right and justified in removing me from her will… I just say that, though—and lead with it—because that

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Mindful Meditation Explained… Kind Of

MEDITATION EXPLAINED… KIND OF (This post is written in response/supplement to Anthony Ranaudo’s latest post upon meditation. If you don’t want to read it again, or haven’t yet, it was great. It was great and in it he shared his personal experiences and routine with meditation. Check out his website and post here: http://www.ranaudo-baseball.com/2018/11/06/mentalhealthandmeditation/ )  

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Living Eulogy

“Oh God,” Nancy pouted into the phone, “you’re not going to Asia again, are you?” I had just mentioned to my mother (Nancy), a book I recently finished, The Road to Character. The book, written by author David Brooks, examines the different measures of success, eventually working to address what is real and what is

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“Flow”: Dealing With Pain, Turning Bad Into Good, and Reactivating Tinder

Jesus, the guy gets one tattoo and now he’s breaking down classic psychology. Blow me. … I know. You’re right in thinking that. You’re a dick, but you’re right. Who cares. “Flow” is a book about optimal experience. The book encapsulates everything relevant and needed to achieve that optimal experience whereas the word itself is

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13 Things Happy People Do

  Mentally strong people are great. Really, really great. I met that conclusion after completing the pictured book (above/title pic) “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” Written by reputable psychotherapist, Dr. Amy Morin, the book succinctly outlines exactly what it is mentally strong people do, and, don’t do. It is simply written, very direct,

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Daily Wins

Daily Wins   It’s important to win every day. … I hope that opening line grabbed you. I’m going to assume it did. That’s a win for me. … Typically when you hear the term “moral victory”, you picture athletically challenged kids–nerds–and you picture them getting participation trophies. “Everybody-wins” probably also comes to mind. You

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A Millennial Interpretation of Tony Robbin’s “Ten Rules for Success”: how applying it can change your life and/or impress your mom

Tony’s Ten Rules for Success (Unauthorized Interpretation by: Beau Didier) … Oooohhh, be careful, Beau. Don’t f*ck this up funny man… Be honest, that’s what you thought when you read this title. That’s ok. Subject matter I’ve written about in the past dictates you should think that way. Last week my mom told me she was

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