Shifting the Ego

So, I have this technique for when I am upset about something. I ask my Ego* to shift from my head to my heart, and then from my heart to my gut. I actually FEEL it shift, and feel amazing relief. I'd like to teach you this technique, but here is the catch: I identify… Continue reading Shifting the Ego

Have You Meme-ified Your Life?

meme (n): an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture; a unit of cultural transmission adapted from Wikipedia and Merriam-Webster Coined by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene, “meme” has itself become a meme, rapidly spreading through internet culture. One fascinating trait of a meme is… Continue reading Have You Meme-ified Your Life?

Aren’t I Too Young to Have a Mid-life Crisis?

It has been a fascinating last 48 hours. Yesterday, I turned 38. Thirty-eight. Three decades plus eight years. Nearly forty. Four zero. Forty. Now, normally I wouldn’t say this is a big deal -- in the past, whenever people asked me, “It’s your birthday! How do you feel?” I would always say, “One day older,”… Continue reading Aren’t I Too Young to Have a Mid-life Crisis?

We’re All Freaks

I wrote this note for future consideration a little over a week ago. Here’s a lesson I learned from a young age: If you feel weird, if you feel different, GOOD. Embrace it. The world has enough normal. It does you no good, and the world no good, for you to be anything but yourself. And… Continue reading We’re All Freaks