As I approach writing the second half of my novel (or perhaps novella; is it really a good idea to keep it wordy if the story has been resolved?), I've been somewhat grappling with the three-directional pull to either go really "out there," keep it simple, or try to create something that'll be a hit. … Continue reading Search for Wellness
New York City: Morris Jumel Mansion
Another rainy Friday, but a good one spent in New York City. Visited the Morris Jumel Mansion with my class and took in a few Washington Heights sites.
How to Let Go of Yesterday
Some more blog sharing. This goes out to anyone who ever struggled with the past in hopes of laying the groundwork for a hopeful future.
Written by Dr. Eric Perry
“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” ~Jessica Hatchigan
1. Recognize that we have a choice
Whenever we get stuck in the past, most likely it is because we are being bombarded by intrusive thoughts. These intrusions appear as regret, anger, hatred, resentment or sadness. When we get caught by this web of negativity, it is extremely difficult to remember that we have a choice. We can choose to break free from this cycle by realizing that each thought has an energetic value. Negative thoughts chain us to past memories only to weaken us.
2. Understand why we hold on
Dwelling on the past can actually feel good to us. Hating someone because they wronged us can feel very satisfying because we feel like we are getting back at them through hatred. In reality, we are the ones adding to our own suffering. We hold on to the past because…
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"Girls", The Bystander Effect, and Appearance Versus Reality
One can say many things about the HBO series Girls; after all, its cast, writers, and story lines have all been the subject of heated debate, immense accolades, and typical Monday morning banter. Aside from one of its more obviously bold moments executed within last night's first five minutes, the latest episode titled "Hello Kitty" provocatively … Continue reading "Girls", The Bystander Effect, and Appearance Versus Reality
Truth be told, I don't know a whole lot about photography. Aside from the distant tales of relatives past (apparently both my grandfather AND great-grandfather were fantastic photographers), I don't know much beyond "point and click." Nonetheless, when a very close friend of mine passed not too long ago, I found myself unexpectedly left with … Continue reading Recent Photography