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Notes from Gabby Reece & Laird Hamilton's TedMed Talk

I’m a huge fan of Laird Hamilton, who I first encountered as Lance Burkhart, the antagonist in the cheeseball ’80s surf film North Shore. He’s portrayed as a win-at-any costs bad boy in the movie, but in real life, I think Laird takes a much more balanced approach to life. 236 more words

Psycho Tuesday: Loneliness.

Before continuing my awareness series, I thought I would share some different insight into the world of mental disorders.

Depression and panic-attack disorder have many features in common. 116 more words

Mental Health

Stephen Kellogg Job Satisfaction

A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.

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Behind Closed Doors: Shame

I woke up to with him forcing his semi-flaccid penis inside me, he was on top of me and as I rolled onto my side (still half asleep) he wasn’t deterred. 958 more words


Your Focus (and your beliefs) Really Do Determine Your Reality

And in case you’re feeling skeptical…here’s some psych and neuroscience to back it up.

  • Very often, what we believe to be true can be more powerful than anything…
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I understand that for a first post, this isn’t exactly what I should be posting…it should probably be some literary masterpiece. But as I embark on actually figuring out what my purpose is (your daily dose of cheese) with the help of stimulants and lots of aggressive crying, this is a beautiful video that reminds me of what is important. 62 more words