Published by : Jack

Developing Comfort with Uncertainty

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Developing Comfort with Uncertainty

Uncertainty is a fact of life. No matter how much we try, how much effort we put toward the end goal, complete certainty is unattainable. The 80/20 rule comes into play and trying to close the gap of the last 20% of your value to get to certainty, one realizes that the task of closing […]

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A crying shame that there’s so much Shame.

Dr. Brené Brown, a noted researcher in the positive psychology movement who specializes in vulnerability and shame, has a lot of interesting and research-supported ideas about her specialization. She’s even done a couple of TED Talks here and here on the topic.  (These are really good talks, by the way and I think you should […]

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What’s the Payoff – Stop making excuses and figure out why you’re doing what you’re doing.

Excuses… we all make them. Every single one of us, without exception, makes excuses in our head for why this or that thing in life is not going the way it should, or why we have to do this thing or can’t do that other thing, even though abstaining or engaging as proper would actually […]

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Forgiving is simple and sometimes hard.

In this post, I want to provide some clarity on my views regarding forgiveness. First, let’s start with what forgiveness is NOT. Forgiveness is not condonement. Let me repeat the section header: Forgiveness is not condonement. If something bad happened at the hands of another or just because the world is tough sometimes, forgiveness does […]

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Unfuck Your Emotions – Listen to the chattering monkeys so they stop making you CRAZY!

In high school, I was enrolled in a Leadership class as part of the Air Force JROTC program (One of the joys of a military upbringing on military bases is the option to attend military indoctrination classes at the DoD sponsored schools… woo!). On the downside, I was completely brainwashed into thinking that the military […]

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Unfuck Your Body: Take care of it; you only get one this time around.

The human body is a masterpiece of engineering. Whether you believe it was designed by a superior Intelligence, evolved on its own in a random and chaotic universe, or something in between, there is no denying that the fact that it works in all kinds of conditions, takes all kinds of abuse and keeps on […]

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Unfuck Your Space: The power of being able to move around among your things

WARNING: This post is LONG. You may want to break your reading of it into sections if you are attentionally challenged like I am. I have labeled and numbered the sections for easy perusal. Rachel Hoffman’s  website has started a revolution in space management.  Her book of the same name (Unfuck Your Space) offers straightforward […]

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Unfuck your Lifestyle

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Unfuck your Lifestyle

There is a lot of buzz going around lately surrounding the whole “Unfuck Your Habitat” movement started by Rachel Hoffman on her website of the same name. It’s loaded with great advice for clearing up your space and she is sensitive to various matters that get in the way of people keeping their space orderly […]

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Why conflict is good and what you can do about it.

I have spent most of my life avoiding “unnecessary” conflict without defining what the criteria are for determining a conflict “necessary”.  The result, of course, is that I avoided ALL conflict.  Predictably, I often went without expressing my needs in a given situation and so my needs often went unstated and therefore unmet.  As you […]

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November words

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November words

NOTE: This blog entry is republished prom a previous site that is now controlled by entity or entities unknown and untrusted.  It is for archival purposes and to remind me how far I have come in my own journey, and to let others know that the journey can be made. Thread necromancy is allowed as […]

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