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Gottman's book is definitely worth an in-depth read, so I don't feel like I'm giving away the store by repeating the titular 7 principles. (They're already revealed in the Wikipedia article anyway.) 1 Enhancing love maps 2 Nurturing fondness and admiration 3 Turning toward each other 4 Accepting influence 5 Solving solvable problems 6 Overcoming gridlock 7 Creating shared meaning ... (...more)
#000000 Friday posted: Fri 2017-11-24 10:41:26 tags: healing, time use
Quite some time ago I took the "Love Languages" inventory to learn my "languages" in order of preference are: 9 Physical Touch 9 Quality Time 8 Acts of Service 3 Words of Affirmation 1 Receiving Gifts Miss Cupcake's, by contrast, are: 12 Acts of Service 7 Quality Time 5 Receiving Gifts 4 Words of Affirmation 2 Physical Touch "Knowing" this is not the same as "having an email filed away to refer to when I randomly think of it". I have a lifelong weakness for filing information away as a ... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2017-11-01 10:15:17 tags: healing
Another epic staff meeting survived. I meant to report yesterday an emotional outburst that seemed to connect protein, caffeine and inner process. I started the day as I usually do, with a cup of coffee+cocoa. At work I had a 30g Rockin Refuel and another coffee. Around 2 or 3pm I took a caffeine pill. Not long after I started feeling like crying, for no apparent reson,. I think I was in the middle of a listen to Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein" on Youtube. I don't associate that song with any emotional ch... (...more)
mon posted: Mon 2017-10-23 08:13:41 tags: healing, music
a story about a mom who stood up for her kid I don't particularly trust a domain called "beauty things dot info" to host real stories, but attacking the veracity of the story ignores the point that bullying and sexual harrassment happen all the freakin time in schools. When I was in high school there was a kid who thought it was hilarious to sneak up behind other kids and pull their pants down. "Pantsing". Humiliating but not devastating to a boy chatting with his girlfriend, which is what I was doin... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2017-10-19 14:37:47 tags: healing
The Living Course FB page is usually fluffy, but they had a post today about leveraging the Reticular Activating System (RAS) by creating a strong visualization of personal purpose achieved or fulfilled. This demands we identify our personal purpose, which is an exercise in itself.