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I was in an okay mood…

until I started, you know, thinking.

My brain exhausts me.

Now ask me why I'm anxious.

  • Him: What's wrong?
  • Me: Just depressed.
  • Him: Why?
  • Me: ...
  • Him: ...
  • Me: Mainly I blame my depression.

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

- Mark Twain

Mindfulness Meditation?

Hey, friends. Does anyone know of anything available to help provide some simple audio guidance for someone beginning to practice mindfulness meditation?

Books and websites to help me more fully understand mindfulness are great, and if you want to recommend something you like that’s awesome, but specifically I need something that can function as a short term replacement for an instructor to remind me how to get in the right mindset as I try to make practicing mindfulness meditation a habit.

And no disrespect meant to anyone’s belief system. I am looking to utilize mindfulness meditation to support good mental health but I appreciate that it is part of some larger philosophical ideologies.

Ag

Jan 1
GPOY-“Corndog Of Sincere Happiness-2014 Edition!”
When I started on tumblr over 4 years ago, I was hesitant to post pictures of myself. In addition to the fact that I didn’t feel that posting selfies necessarily adhered to my two edicts for WTJG (All posts had to be entertaining and designed to entertain or inform an audience) I also just, you know, dislike my face.
But I started to realize that pictures of me humanized the site and made people understand that my posts were a reflection of who I was and not just a random collection of stuff. And usually people clicked the little heart on pictures of me more often than they clicked the heart on my creative content. At first that was frustrating but eventually I realized it wasn’t a dig on my content, it was an expression of the community’s desire to let me know “We like YOU, not just what you do.” 
"I have value simply because I am," if you will, although it would take me a few years to fully embrace that concept.
One of the first pictures I was comfortable posting was what I started calling my "Corndog of Sincere Happiness" picture.

It was taken during a trip to Disneyland and was, I noted at the time, the only picture I had from the previous five years showing me truly, unironically smiling and happy. As I began work through my "tropical depression" and sharing the journey on tumblr, the picture was a reminder to me that happiness was something that I had felt in the past, and could feel again. Any time I found myself spiraling and telling myself “depression is just who I am ” I used the picture to call myself on that particular piece of self defeating BS.
This winter, Disney brought some food trucks to Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort close to where I live and announced that they would be serving Disneyland style hand dipped corndogs, the best friggin’ corndogs in the world. This is me about to try my first Florida one. 
Look at that smile.
Thanks to everyone who’s been with me on the ride these past few years. Life isn’t perfect, but after some tough years, there’s now more good in my life than bad. And I’m dealing with the bad that there is better than I have in years. Looks to me like I’m pretty happy and hopeful about what life has in store for me in 2014.
Or maybe I just really do like those corn dogs.
Ag

GPOY-“Corndog Of Sincere Happiness-2014 Edition!”

When I started on tumblr over 4 years ago, I was hesitant to post pictures of myself. In addition to the fact that I didn’t feel that posting selfies necessarily adhered to my two edicts for WTJG (All posts had to be entertaining and designed to entertain or inform an audience) I also just, you know, dislike my face.

But I started to realize that pictures of me humanized the site and made people understand that my posts were a reflection of who I was and not just a random collection of stuff. And usually people clicked the little heart on pictures of me more often than they clicked the heart on my creative content. At first that was frustrating but eventually I realized it wasn’t a dig on my content, it was an expression of the community’s desire to let me know “We like YOU, not just what you do.” 

"I have value simply because I am," if you will, although it would take me a few years to fully embrace that concept.

One of the first pictures I was comfortable posting was what I started calling my "Corndog of Sincere Happiness" picture.

It was taken during a trip to Disneyland and was, I noted at the time, the only picture I had from the previous five years showing me truly, unironically smiling and happy. As I began work through my "tropical depression" and sharing the journey on tumblr, the picture was a reminder to me that happiness was something that I had felt in the past, and could feel again. Any time I found myself spiraling and telling myself “depression is just who I am ” I used the picture to call myself on that particular piece of self defeating BS.

This winter, Disney brought some food trucks to Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort close to where I live and announced that they would be serving Disneyland style hand dipped corndogs, the best friggin’ corndogs in the world. This is me about to try my first Florida one. 

Look at that smile.

Thanks to everyone who’s been with me on the ride these past few years. Life isn’t perfect, but after some tough years, there’s now more good in my life than bad. And I’m dealing with the bad that there is better than I have in years. Looks to me like I’m pretty happy and hopeful about what life has in store for me in 2014.

Or maybe I just really do like those corn dogs.

Ag

I’m not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it.

- Margaret Atwood (via lunaoki)

(Source: articulateimagination)

  • My therapist: Look at nature. Look at flowers. We never walk into our garden and say "Oh wouldn't that flower be so much more pretty if it were taller? Or red instead of pink?" No, we don't. Because nature was created perfect just as it is. And so are we. We are part of nature, we are how we're meant to be, we are perfect just as we are.

"It’s A Wonderful Life" is always an interesting psychological assessment for me.

Since tonight I was able to get through the bridge scene without weeping it would appear that I’m doing pretty good this year.

Guide to making friends. Ag

Guide to making friends.

Ag