Changing From Negative to Positive Thinking

A rough area which I think plagues many people, particularly in an information age rife with negative and frightening news, is the aspect of thinking and conversely, the focus on thinking negatively. It's very easy for us to focus on things that are negative or a threat to our very survival. There is an argument … Continue reading Changing From Negative to Positive Thinking

Using Affirmations and Getting What You Want

Affirmations are somewhat controversial things, because their intent is built around the prospect of positive thinking and self empowerment, but they're also plagued with terrible philosophies and ideas that use them in ineffective ways that lead to wishful thinking. It's always important to remember that just because you say to yourself "I can do this", … Continue reading Using Affirmations and Getting What You Want

How You Feel Is What You Really Think

Thoughts and emotions are an endlessly fascinating area to me, because they're both so closely connected that they can often also be confused with one another, and the challenge of disentangling yourself from intense emotional experiences or ruminative thoughts can be very difficult but also extremely rewarding. One thing that people don't seem to recognize … Continue reading How You Feel Is What You Really Think

Ideas Are Worthless Without Results

Readers of my blog and newcomers (welcome!) have likely encountered many people who have espoused extraordinary ideas and fantastical, idealistic claims. They exaggerate, use hyperbolic language, talk a big game and in general, tend to "appear" to have a lot of self-confidence and self-reassurance. Now this is lovely..assuming it's real, but what's important to keep … Continue reading Ideas Are Worthless Without Results

Understanding Ideas Is Not Hard, Integrating Is.

Something that has come to mind in recent weeks is the idea that ideas, or rather philosophical principles, are difficult to understand. It takes monumental amounts of work, according to some, to understand certain ideas behind philosophical systems or ideals. It requires intense examination, deconstruction, reconstruction and eventual, full understanding in order to finally get … Continue reading Understanding Ideas Is Not Hard, Integrating Is.

On Men, Emotions and Masculinity

Recently I have been exposed to different convictions regarding the topic of men and their emotions, and much of it has primed me to begin writing a little bit about it, as not only does it pertain to my own gender, but is also a fairly important topic of discussion, particularly in the realms of … Continue reading On Men, Emotions and Masculinity

Abandonment and Rejection – Insidious Self-Sabotage

It's been a little while since my last post! I've been very busy doing other things, such as going on my one year anniversary trip with my partner and also thinking about what I'd like to do during my long summer vacation. Part of the things that I want to do more of is write, … Continue reading Abandonment and Rejection – Insidious Self-Sabotage

My First Book – Published

A short post, but today is the day my book has finally gone live! I started work on my book as a collection of thoughts and graphs on A4 papers, and eventually turned it into a short book on teaching language, problems faced in Japan and methods to approach teaching. It's all based off of … Continue reading My First Book – Published

My Time At Portia

Another recent gaming purchase of mine has been My Time At Portia, which is basically a life simulator similar to games like Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley. Interestingly enough both this and my previous purchase, Genesis: Alpha One, were published by Team17. It seems they know how to pick good titles as, like Genesis, Portia … Continue reading My Time At Portia

The Discipline of Happiness

Over the past few weeks, I have been in quite the slump, emotionally. My moods have been all over the place, and while there have been legitimate reasons for much of it, at the same time I was having difficulty getting back to how I usually feel and think. It's unusual for me in this … Continue reading The Discipline of Happiness