Archive for February, 2012

Reader Letters #1, Part 4

Tweet INTRO This is part 4 in a series. Here are the links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. You need to read all three parts before proceeding, because I am going to repeatedly refer to concepts from those first three parts. If you don’t read them beforehand you’ll end up lost. One [...]

Update This Weekend

Tweet I’ve been exceptionally busy the past two weeks, but I will do parts 4 and 5 of the current series of posts this Sunday. Thanks for the patience. Related posts: Update – Contest, Changes, Topic Suggestions Update and Questions Update

Reader Letters #1, Part 3

Tweet This is the third part of a response to a letter from reader Bill asking for advice. Part 1 can be found here. Part 2 can be found here. You should read both parts before reading this one. This installment is about chemistry, and what it means. In Bill’s original letter he stated: I [...]

Movie Recommendation #1

Tweet I’m going to do an occasional recurring feature here where I recommend a movie that I think does a good job illustrating the human nature topics of this blog. This is the first installment. Tonight ┬áTurner Classic Movies at 1 Am Eastern time is airing a movie called “Darling” starring Julie Christie. Try to [...]

Is Meditation Avoidance?

Tweet In response to my last post, I discussed among other things the three faulty ways of coping with core problems: surrender, overcompensation and avoidance. Commenter YOHAMI wrote the following: So what to do? how do I heal this stuff. Im always in pain. Sometimes its great for making music. I meditate or do stuff [...]

Reader Letters #1, Part 2

Tweet [This is a long post, so to make it easier to read you may want to hit the "Print This Post" link above the post title.] Before starting, I want to make it clear that I am in no shape or form a mental health professional and have zero credentials in such that area. [...]