Creative Destruction

At some point last year, I came to the epiphany that there was power in destruction. Oh, I said it far more eloquently last year than what I just said, but it went something like this: My hormones stir up anger and rage in me. And rather than destroy relationships by being thoughtless and sayingContinue reading “Creative Destruction”

Virtual Flow

It happens so rarely, doesn’t it? Flow, that is. That mystical, mythical, mysterious state of mind, state of the heart, state of the universe when everything just works. The concept of Flow was elaborated by the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. (All the fairy dust in the world wouldn’t have helped me spell that correctly. Thank youContinue reading “Virtual Flow”

22 in 22: Dopamine, Flow and Becoming Royalty

After a slow start outta the gates yesterday, we did finally get off to the races once we started talking about how I plan to “get my geeky on” and “get my grit on” with my creative projects as part of my 22 goals in 2022. Here are the next three: #8 Mitigate the DopamineContinue reading “22 in 22: Dopamine, Flow and Becoming Royalty”

22 in 22: Artefacts, Geekery and Flawed Humanity

Here I go! Gotta keep talking through the progress I hope to see this year and imagining how I am going to make it happen, or else this year is just going to slither on by and I won’t have seen it happen! Gretchen Rubin, the author who got me thinking that there might beContinue reading “22 in 22: Artefacts, Geekery and Flawed Humanity”

A Podcast Story

In 2021, I set a challenge for myself: I was to deal with my massively dysfunctional self-worth problem by removing the most strategic weapon in my abusive relationship with myself–I was to buy no clothes for the duration of the year. I created rules and boundaries and objectives. It was a complicated system I setContinue reading “A Podcast Story”

Challenge Update: Week 52

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We did it! Stay tuned to the end for a podcast trailer! Challenge Rule 1: Buy No Clothes/Don’t Covet Well. As I mentioned yesterday, Ms. Lily Fields has been sidelined with the COVID this week. So, one good thing about that is that, while covet and COVID only differ by two letters,Continue reading “Challenge Update: Week 52”

The Ideal Life Round-Up: Work

“Angelica…Eliza! (And Peggy.)” So, so, so, so sorry that I got that in your head. Maybe it will stop cycling through mine now, though. No endless diatribe on this theme. It is what it is: the Ideal Life theme of Work is what it takes to make ends meet. In my Ideal Life, I amContinue reading “The Ideal Life Round-Up: Work”

The Ideal Life Round-Up: Music (The Wildcard)

The Wildcard Category is the one that makes us tick. It is our lifeblood, our passion, the thing that we simply couldn’t live without. For you, this category might be hiking, or travelling or beekeeping. It’s the thing you do to keep your sanity and because you feel compelled to do it. It’s the failsafeContinue reading “The Ideal Life Round-Up: Music (The Wildcard)”

Coveting and the Toy Catalog Debacle

Do you remember last week, when I told you about a situation that went down with my youngest scalawag involving a stolen toy catalog and a kind of spiritual dressing down I got from the situation? Yes well, I would love to say that it ended there. But it didn’t. I am still parsing outContinue reading “Coveting and the Toy Catalog Debacle”

Challenge Update: Week 50

Two more weeks to go! Challenge Rule 1: Buy No Clothes/Don’t Covet I bought nothing. Yay me. Can I take a pass on that coveting question? Just this once? Challenge Rule 2: The Inventory Well, the deed is done. everything in my closet, including my evening gowns, has been worn at least once this year.Continue reading “Challenge Update: Week 50”