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Bad habits can be a great thing: So leave me alone

Bad habits are a great thing

Habits. Everyone as one or a million or so. There are just as many websites that try to show one the path from engaging in a bad habit to being habit-free.  747 more words

Psychology

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

I promised some time ago that I’d write more about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I’ll begin by telling you a bit about where it comes from. 282 more words

Psychology

On mental architecture and octopus literature.

I might spend too much time thinking about how brains work.  Less than some people, sure — everybody working on digital replication of human thought must devote more energy than I do to the topic, and they’re doing it in a more rigorous way — but for a dude with no professional connection to cognitive science or neurobiology or what-have-you, I spend an unreasonable amount of time obsessing over ’em. 1,471 more words

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Oliver Sacks

Photo credit: Oliver Sacks. Mars Hill Church Seattle/ Flickr.

I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written.

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Transitions

I haven’t written in a while. Life is getting in the way, as usual, cobbling together an existence with here and there jobs. I’ve also succumbed to the laziness of summer, and have been neglecting my writing. 180 more words

Writing

A Tale of Two Reviewers

Below are two video reviews of Kim Kardashian’s SELFISH (you can only view by visiting blog.) These two reviewers have EXTREMELY different reactions to the “book.” POP QUIZ: … 67 more words

Books

Self-described “empaths” blogging in the real world

In 4 years of studying Psychology, I have never heard people throw around the word “empath” as much as they currently are. I always thought the word empath was reserved for non-humans, but human bloggers are exclaiming that they are empaths, and that they might be superhuman, and that they have to take care of the damaged narcissist and would not exist as an empath without this amazing, damaged narcissist. 783 more words

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