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  • It's very odd. I have a friend who is a lawyer in the health care field and she is utterly upset about it. From her point of view it is a very political attempt to shut down the ability to properly communicate important information to groups of peop…
  • Is this the same neighbor you complained about in your last post? Why keep interacting with someone that brings up such things in you? If you aren't desiring to work on the annoyance that comes up from interacting with him, then why keep subjecting …
  • Kind of goes along with the idea of celebrating and sharing wisdom is the lack of community the society (in the US in particular since I live here) versus how strongly we value individuality. In my experience, truly being able to impart or share wis…
  • Haha! I enjoyed that, I like the song if only for being able to always yell "5 gold rings!' at the top of your lungs because that's how the school kids here sing it. My favorite holiday funny is the string of emails from an HR person trying to pl…
  • lol mostly stuff like, say, an email for tracking a package. As soon as it's delivered, I delete it. It's only irrelevant once the package is received. My son has every single email he's ever received in 10 years. His gmail is like 267 pages long. H…
  • I bet you remember all those "special places" you put important information so you don't lose it! That's my peeve for today. The number of times I take something important, and put it somewhere special so I don't lose it. I feel like the little kid …
  • I have 2 gmail accounts, for work and personal, that are linked together and I can easily and quickly switch between them. BUT if you link them, you will get notifications the same for all of them (as far as I've been able to work out anyways). So …
  • That's awesome, @DhammaDragon! For me, if I don't plan at least some, I accomplish nothing. We have things we want to do as a family that have been on our list for years and we've made no progress on planning and preparing for them (including a trip…
    in Journal Comment by karasti December 13
  • I mostly do actual writing when I run into blocks and need to work through them. Like my irrational fear of having to drive to pick up my college son because I hate driving in the dark in the winter, especially when it's snowing. So I "talk" through…
    in Journal Comment by karasti December 13
  • I have the hardest time using tech stuff to keep track of anything! I find myself annoyed when reminders come through because they almost always come at times I can't deal with them, so I have to cancel (and then forget) or snooze them so they come …
    in Journal Comment by karasti December 12
  • Indeed, it helps me too. I tried to like regular diaries as a young girl, but they weren't my thing. My boys had journals that were called "Wreck this journal" where you fingerpaint with mud and such, and that was definitely more along my lines. I w…
  • @silver It's really just whatever you make it! For me a combination planner, journal, creative expression etc. For me it's a visual and creative expression of my life. It adds color to things that previously seemed mundane and gives me a better over…
  • Yes yes yes! I love the "bullet journal" so much. I actually stumbled into it quite by accident and had never seen or heard of such a method until the past month or so. I love journaling but I was always running into issues with feeling I needed the…
    in Journal Comment by karasti December 12
  • i don't get any email or notifications from twitter or fb at all. I only want to see their stuff when I choose to visit the site. The longer character limit is nice from a business aspect. There are people who choose to do customer requests/support …
  • @nakazcid I'm very introverted as well, but I have a family so I never have a shortage of things to do. More often than not I find myself running out of time to do everything I want and need to do every day. I still play games, like I said, but they…
  • I would give up tv in a heartbeat. I hate it, hate it, hate it. Nothing but blahblah noise to me. There are a few shows I watch, but if I could give up the tv I'd be happy to stop watching them or catch them online when I could. We pay way too much …
  • I definitely know people like that, including others who destroyed their relationships and families over it. It's not much different than any other addiction. I see the same kind of mentality, though, in people who are rabid fans of pro sports, and …
  • There are a few other threads on the topic that have come up over the past 6 months or so. Might be interesting to read through. I'm 42 and still play games. Not often, but I do. Why? Mostly because I enjoy solving puzzles of all sorts, but games…
  • interesting! I have the autopsy report from my ex and it's super fascinating. Love this kind of stuff. I have more monthly subscriptions that I'd rather have already, but maybe there are a few on youtube or something. Forensic science types of stuff…
  • I have watched the first bit of the Buddha (non animated one) series. Initially i thought it was a bit...extravagant, but I'm sure that's just aspect of the culture that is so different. I've quite enjoyed the story though the king kind of looks lik…
  • I spend quite a bit of time in sensory exploration, and always have. Tactile is probably strongest for me, I have a lot of memories attached to touch, for example. It's just how I've always been. I take the kids on "sensory hikes" which encourages t…
  • @Carameltail Twitter recently doubled the character limit. In some ways it's nice and in some ways, it loses something. Trying to find a way to say what you needed with limited space. it makes you have to think about your words more. But even a 280 …
  • I use Twitter for a variety of things, but I find myself constantly shifting who/what is and isn't in my feed. I love yoga, but I dislike most yoga things in my feed. It just is so...anti-yoga to always be advertising and competing with other yoga p…
  • I think that most of us make a mistake in thinking we truly, fully grasp the Heart Sutra in any capacity. I am pretty sure it is something that has to be experienced but is not easily explained, especially to the point of understanding by our brains…
  • Every time I see "skil" it reminds me of the brand of power tools in the US @Snakeskin My grandma was much the same. Lived her entire life in a town of 200 people except a brief stint in HI during WWII. She often didn't understand (in her own wo…
  • Since he is a friend, I think you might have had the option (though I understand reacting after being caught off guard) to approach it with another viewpoint rather than "attacking" which is possibly how it came across. There are a million reasons p…
  • I would edit, but it's long enough already The laws have changed in Mexico more recently because people have been willing to stick themselves out there and fight for it. That's not something that everyone is able to do for a million reasons, but …
  • I'm so sorry to hear you are having to deal with such things. You could see if you can find a civil rights lawyer that can help you, but you'd have to find a way to prove it was your trans status caused your demotion. Often employers will give other…
  • I use a lot of tools and resources to figure out myself and this life. Buddhism is the biggest part of that, and I've found everything else fits in quite nicely, as Buddhism is just accepting that way, as a system. I do not look at Buddhism like a h…
  • Neat! I will check them both out.
  • It's interesting to see this pop up. Every day, my husband asks what I did. I usually answer with "I did laundry, not much else." And every evening I would be disappointed (not quite, but that's the best word I have) with looking back on my day. I'd…
  • Whatever works I do both, but more open now than closed, otherwise I sometimes doze off! It took a long time for me to be comfortable with eyes open. I'm very sensory-driven and every little aspect of what I'd see held my attention, but not in the …
  • so this morning I was combing my hair for a work skype meeting. I usually just throw it in a ponytail because I shower a little later, after my workout. I noticed that I suddenly have significantly less gray hair. I had a good 2 inch wide streak goi…
  • for myself, I have tried vegetarian and vegan diets. They just don't work. I cannot tolerate most beans and legumes. I gained 8 pounds on a vegan diet. I have significantly increased my vegetables and think most people would benefit from doing so. B…
  • You are mixing up a lot of traditions, I think. Guru to student transmission is an option, not a requirement. And it is not an option for most, as it requires an extremely dedicated and pretty rare relationship wherein the teacher recognizes that th…
  • Love it, @federica! I really like the button-shaped beads on the end of the tassles. Unique! It looks treasured. I did mine as a package deal, lol. I guess I consider the whole box a toolbox, in essence. I have never been fan of the word "altar…
  • My point, @seeker242 is that it is required for some people and that no matter what studies show, they cannot remove that individual factor. All the studies in the world don't matter to a person who doesn't thrive on a vegetarian diet. You might no…
  • Does it not exist or do you only seek evidence for your bias? Because it's out there. Nordic people continue to be among the healthiest on earth and as a result, their diet has garnered a lot more attention and study in the past few years. Quite a f…
  • that would be the opposite, which is aversion. Clinging to it is the problem. You enjoy it when it's in the moment and when the next moment comes, you find contentedness in that, too. The point is to be balanced whether you are weathering a storm or…