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A non-ideal day

I wrote out my ideal day. It had all the usual things in it that I wanted to get done on a daily basis. Sleeping, eating, working, family time, fun,…

Cluster headaches

Sometimes, I get headaches. Whether they're cluster headaches or migraines, I've no idea. But they hurt. I'm going to call them cluster headaches for now, as the pain maps more…

Geek stress

Sometimes, we feel bad. Scared, guilty, worried, anxious... All the feels in the general category of 'bad.' When you combine feeling bad with geekly propensities towards intensity, feeling-in-detail, and overactive…

It’s not worth feeling angry, is it?

We've all been there. Something's happened and despite your best efforts you can't do anything about it now. You leave it in the past, or so you think. Whenever you…

Simple reset: going on retreat

This week I'm on retreat. A whole week away from phone, internet, even snail mail. A week to rest, relax, unwind. Let go and press the reset switch. Some of…

Simplify your schedule

Thirty eight hours in a working week. Thirty eight hour-shaped boxes to fill. Tens, if not hundreds of not-hour-shaped actions and projects to fit into those thirty eight boxes. This…

Genius mind… hellish emotions

We all know someone - it might even be us - who's super-bright, knows all sorts of stuff, is fast to process information and create new solutions - in short,…

Handling the holiday season’s loom effect

Every year, around about 10 days before Christmas, I start feeling scattered and distracted. Something is looming large on the horizon, casting a shadow over everything else. Work slows down,…