My Blissful Escape: How I Defied Terrible Odds

*Notes: 1. Cross-posted from Postmodern Woman. 2.For all of you too afraid to share yesterday’s post or those who simply don’t understand it, fret not. Today’s post isn’t about race but about humanity. And maybe it’ll provide you with the context you need to translate my other posts this week. Thank you for reading. I […]

5 Signs You’re Trapped In An Irrational Relationship (And How To Fix It)

They wanted the effect without the right cause. The Law Of Causality Unhappiness is the result of believing you deserve something you have not earned. Life is much simpler than most people want you to believe. You do x and you get y. That’s it. It’s a simple math equation. The problem is the average […]

Character and Song #22: Truth

You read that right. Although in this case the Truth isn’t so much here to set you free than to smack you dead in the face. Along with her merry crew…ha ha, ok, let’s be honest since we’re in the presence of the truth; along with her intimidating band of awkwardly named sidekicks, Truth hunts […]

It’s a rough start but at least people are starting to actually study how and why people form the relationships they do. However, some parts of this were painful to read. There is still dyadic embedded language; they assume CNM is something that only couples decide to do, instead of individual people coming to that conclusion on their own. I also found it really weird that they focused on gay men, overall it was reminiscent of assumptions about bisexuals. It’s a good try, but there is such a long way to go. Final assessment: meh. A critical examination of popular assumptions about the benefits and outcomes of monogamous relationships | Amy C. Moors – Academia.edu

http://www.academia.edu/1986155/A_critical_examination_of_popular_assumptions_about_the_benefits_and_outcomes_of_monogamous_relationships

Believe you can change (Aaron Swartz’s Raw Thought)

I’ve become more growth-mindset oriented in the past few years. I’ve always leaned toward it but now it swallows and towers over any fixed-mindset attitudes I have left. It also explains my frustration when helping people. At first I assumed if just have to leave the fixed-mindset people figure it out eventually yet this article […]

Integrated Living: Introduction

Humans tend to have this strange habit of walking around each day and chopping their life into bits. They chop others’ lives into bits, too, at any opportunity. We have this natural ability to categorize, organize, and analyze yet issues arise when this is applied improperly. When we try to measure other people or ourselves […]

Rage Quitting and Digging Deeper

If any of you are gamers or there, you may be familiar with the term “rage quitting.” For those of you who don’t know, this is done when a person quits a match (in a video game) because they are losing. They get angry and they quit. When they are playing online against other people, […]

Transformation

“I believe there’s a common ground in what all gifted writers write. It has to do with their wish to turn darkness into light.” ~ Mandy Patinkin -Entertainer I was given a little nugget of wisdom by a friend years ago that life must always be equal, and that when the sun comes up, it […]

Helpful Illusions

Our minds are constantly tricking us. They are filled with lies and distortions. Our memories are faulty, optical illusions fool us, and our vision (and other senses) can actually change depending on our beliefs. However, there is hope. In fact, many illusions are crucial to our ability to function. What if I told you there […]