I think we have problems sometimes really going for it. Know what I mean? We adopt this attitude of "I can't" not because we can't but because we don't know where to get the resources we need to figure it out. And for some of us, that's daunting. For some, it's enough to make you… Continue reading 183. How to… start something new.
Sometimes, we get so utterly stuck in the way that things are that we find it hard to even fathom that we have the power to mitigate our own circumstances. Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in the things that hurt us or the things that could go wrong if we take that chance or… Continue reading 179. How to… start a new conversation.
It's been a rough week. Or couple of weeks? Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I have to type that out, but c'est la vie, I guess. So, my computer bit the dust. I am lucky enough that I had money in savings to get a new one, but I lost everything -… Continue reading 177. How to… not let them down (or yourself either, for that matter)…
I woke up this morning feeling a little bit like there was a gremlin beside my bed last night whacking me in the head with a baseball bat while I was sleeping. The weather has shifted (for the better, I might add) but with that shift comes a few small pitfalls. My sinuses seem to… Continue reading 176. How to… sort it out.
It's been a long week. Sometimes, life comes along and takes a baseball bat to your kneecaps, and all you can really do is hope the resulting fall isn't anymore damaging than the initial unexpected whack you received in the first place. A large portion of adulting whether we're dealing with Second Life or real… Continue reading 175. Pro-tip: Watch that first step – it’s a helluva fall.
It's been a rough week. I don't really know how to say that without word-vomiting about everything that seems to be going on all at once and the fact that I don't seem to have enough hours in the day to account for it all. I find myself so looking forward to the weekends now,… Continue reading 168. How to… get it out of your system.
Here's the thing: We all have something that we're passionate about. We all have those topics that just get under our skin, or those people in our lives who just make us want to fight for what we believe in. It doesn't matter where that comes from. Somewhere, buried deep within each of us -… Continue reading 167. How to… pick your battles.
The other day, I got a package from one of my best friends from college. He sent a sampler of some of his favorite teas, a bag full of lovely polished gemstones, and a teeeeeeny tiiiiiiny statue of the Buddha. He said I "need some damn zen in my life." And he was right. He… Continue reading 165. How to… find your zen.
In Second Life, we have this tendency to reinvent ourselves... a lot. New head comes out? We're on it. New body? Yes, please. And let's not forget the endless shopping for new clothes, new shoes, tattoos we can change at whim. We love reinventing ourselves in Second Life. But why? Because it's fun. Because we… Continue reading 163. Ch-ch-changes…
Have you ever seen one of those compilation fail!videos on Facebook or Youtube? They usually involve someone sailing along, doing something super cool and/or gravity-defying until suddenly, the Universe slaps them back to reality. They crash into a wall, or their man-bits get far too intimate with a metal pole, and we, the unassuming viewer,… Continue reading 162. Pro-tip: It’s all fun and games until…