You’ve heard this before. You absolutely must have something you love doing, outside your field of professional expertise.
You may wonder, how does anyone have time for these kinds of hobbies, when they’re so busy with life’s necessities? Others will think, Why do I need another passion? I love my job.
Those are valid points. Here are some aspects to consider:
You can and should find something that doesn’t need to take much time. Obsessive hobbies which take exorbitant time and energy are problematic for a different reason. …
China is killing the West right now in terms of economic growth. You can go on Wikipedia and read about China’s economy. They are set to overtake America in about fifty years.
Now go ask anyone raised in China what their school system is like there. They focus on math more — a lot more. I think there’s a connection.
Western developed nations teach math from a young age in school curriculum. This happens parallel to language.
Yet there is inconsistency in facing numeracy. How many people are familiar with the term numeracy? What about literacy? This is my point.
One year before I met my wife, I quit drinking. When I look into her eyes, and the eyes of our son, I know we never would have met, if I had not broken the cycle.
You need to understand that you can’t continue. Sooner or later, it has to stop. If you can assure your safety, you can do this on your own.
Otherwise, you can check yourself into a hospital or clinic. Let them know you are worried, if you should quit and go through withdrawal.
Alcoholism is a disease, I get it. I know — I have…
The alchemist’s symbol of the Ouroboros, the serpent, reminds us that all is one. Medium has an Ethos. Consider the headings, titles, quotes, and ellipses. Notice the beautiful, outsourced photographs and quotations.
“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.” — William A. Glass, A Temple of Texts
The look, the feel, the finesse; it’s all of these. It’s the skull and crossbones on the pirate ship’s flag. It lets you know it isn’t dealing in original goods, and its crew isn’t working for free.
I believe anyone can be a musician. The following principles can apply to creative improvisers of all levels, from beginner to expert. In this article I’ll touch on the following topics on this subject: I. Practice, II. Freedom, III. Exploration, IV. Emotion, V. Creativity
I. Practice. The key to developing any skill is practice. What’s relieving about improvisation is that every second of your time can be put to good use. No excess energy needs to be spent reading music, memorizing pieces, analyzing passages, or writing anything down; the time you put into playing will give you instant feedback, and…
As a person who has been in stable recovery for several years, from a co-morbid diagnosis of substance use disorder and schizoaffective disorder, I can offer some insights on early warning signs, recovery steps, and the revelatory process of coming to terms with one’s problems. Such issues can and often do stay unacknowledged until a point of crisis. The first and most important step for me was accepting that I needed help, and being fully receptive to the help out there. This allowed the start of a long recovery journey. However, I will admit that by this time, my situation…
I come from a background in peer counseling, which uses a recovery model to help improve the lives of those suffering mental health challenges. The purpose of peers is to offer hope for others, and to assist them in their recovery journey. Anyone who is in recovery can easily become a peer. It’s a noble profession, and there is a great need for personnel in this line of work. Peers are an invaluable resource, offering an experiential outlook, and a personal connection with clients, not to mention a flexibility of practice, which other mental health professionals, such as therapists and…
34, lives in Seattle with wife and baby boy, holds a Creative Writing degree. Interests include music, poetry, psychology, film, games, and math.