God is a Stabilizer Muscle

I'm currently reading Dennis Praeger's Rational Bible series. As an atheist, I have an issue with the concept of God. Even though I used to believe in it as a child and teenager, it stemmed more from the desire for stability than as an outcome of evidence or reason. That's how I view faith, a... Continue Reading →

Mindful Eating – Eating with People

Hectic week, so just taking this directly from my daily journal: Monday 10/2/20 The transformation continues, it seems. As somebody who used to have a restrictive and bingeing relationship with food, I am in awe of what's happening. I now hardly ever have cravings for junk food. I think it's because my regular meals are... Continue Reading →

Mindful Eating Day 3 Realizations

Who knew that when you begin to eat mindfully - i.e. not combine food with entertainment or any other activity - you would eat so much less. Also, since the 'food + entertainment combo' is no longer an available comfort, I am finding myself less comfortable and entertained, and at a loss as to how... Continue Reading →

Freedom vs freedom

Do you value being free? I certainly do. Actually, it's one of my highest values. Do you know that feeling when you might know something intellectually for years and then bam! And you understand it viscerally, because life taught you. This is one of those types of knowledge. What is freedom? Is it doing whatever... Continue Reading →

How to Love Yourself Skillfully

NOTE: this is a loooong post, and a little meandering, so proceed at your own peril. 'What is love? Baby don't hurt me Don't hurt me No more' <La Bouche> If you grew up in the 1990s, you might remember this chewing gum with a cartoon inside, called Love Is. I used to collect those... Continue Reading →

The Philosophy of Fitness Minimalism

My whole life I have been obsessed with growing up. There was a freedom, discernment, drive and ability in it that I felt was inaccessible to my scattered and emotionally immature child's mind. This is, I believe, a natural instinct most children possess. However, it can be suppressed or derailed, by family, culture or circumstance.... Continue Reading →

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