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.
As someone who has 'It's been a rough week' as a staple in the vocabulary, I like to think I've become somewhat of an expert in the not-so-subtle art of not giving a f*ck when the world hands me lemons. This is not to say that I can't make a kick-butt glass of lemonade. On… Continue reading 199. How to… look for the positives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
I have been so productive in the last couple days that I'm not even entirely sure what to do with myself. Thus far, most of our stay-at-home has been me in my pjs, wandering around Second Life and lamenting the fact that this entire situation is even happening at all, and the fact that my… Continue reading 65. How to… live your fantasy.