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200. How to… come out of the closet.

You're going to hear about pride a lot this month. Now, my English professors would slap me silly for using the term inside the definition, but pride is exactly what it sounds like. It's being proud of yourself. Having confidence in yourself. Loving yourself for all that you are - your best qualities, your flaws,… Continue reading 200. How to… come out of the closet.

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198. How to… be (unapologetically) comfortable in your own skin.

I have not felt very well the last couple days. It comes in waves, really. I'll feel fine, and then feel like I've been hit by a very large truck. So... it's been interesting. I think it's a combination of things, really. The weather, for one. It's going back and forth like a ping pong… Continue reading 198. How to… be (unapologetically) comfortable in your own skin.

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197. How to… look beyond what you see with your eyes.

There's something that can be said about simply observing things sometimes. Or observing people. If you spend some time watching the world around you, you'll learn more about it. You'll be able to figure out how it breathes, what makes its heart tick. You'll know it more intimately. The same is true for people. You… Continue reading 197. How to… look beyond what you see with your eyes.

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192. How to… shake away the blues.

I can tell you one thing, guys... when you find yourself in a mood, sometimes one of the easiest things to do (especially if you feel you lack a little control over things in the real world) is to come into SL and shake things up a bit. To be clear, this does not mean:… Continue reading 192. How to… shake away the blues.

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174. How to… reinvent yourself without having to reinvent the wheel while you’re at it.

One of the things we all love most about Second Life is the ability to change ourselves whenever we want to. There's no strict 22-step diet plan to follow, no horribly expensive trip to the mall or the local salon. We simply search, click, add, and voila! We have a new look, a new hair… Continue reading 174. How to… reinvent yourself without having to reinvent the wheel while you’re at it.

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164. How to… Keep Dancing…

There's a song from the early nineties called "Collide" by Howie Day. I've used it as inspiration for several of my blog posts, in part because for me, it's got this message about duality that I've just never been able to ignore. There's one line in particular that I actually intend to add to my… Continue reading 164. How to… Keep Dancing…