Posts to be distributed on the gigglingcalamity platform. Generally posts about relationships, interpersonal skills, parenting, anxiety, etc.

When goals get in the way

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“Sometimes to do more you must simply achieve less”

It is commonly espoused  that to become successful at something a person needs to set goals.  Indeed, this idea is the essence of many lucrative promotional programs oriented towards dieting, fitness, marketing, networking, sales, and so on.  Read more

Breaking Up with My New Year’s Resolution

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If you’ve read my earlier posts, you know that I made a New Year’s commitment to post to this blog everyday for the 365 days of 2016.  That sounded like a really good idea, and still fills my mouth with the flavor of a laudable endeavor when said out loud, but it’s actually not so great.   So I actually didn’t post to my Blog yesterday in direct defiance of my earlier commitment to post every day of 2016.  I broke with my resolution intentionally.  And here’s why.

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Mindfulness Isn’t Just Trendy, It’s a Powerful Tool | Big Think

I’ve considered many options for categorizing posts to the Giggling Calamity arm of my blog, and mindfulness seems to be the best fit overall.  The essence of Giggling Calamity posts is rooted in exploring how we perceive, experience, and alter the external world around us.  This includes relationships, family roles, employment roles, masculinity, femininity, philanthropy, education, activism, etc.  Not to be lost however is the simple fact that who we are dictates how we experience our environment, and for that reason, understanding who we are is vital to understanding the onslaught of external stimuli that confront us each day.  That’s mindfulness.  That’s why I’ve reposted this brief reminder about the importance of mindfulness originally published on Big Think.  I encourage you to check it out.

Mindfulness Isn’t Just Trendy, It’s a Powerful Tool | Big Think

3 Pieces of Gratitude – 1/4/15

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1. Electric guitars, and the people who play them really well

2. The sound of crackling wood from a campfire

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Reflection Made Possible with the One-Sentence Journal.

Journaling is something we all aspire to at one time or another. Like exercise or eating well, however, journaling requires commitment to really be meaningful. As busy as we are these days, that commitment can be hard to come by. Therein lies the beauty of the one-sentence journal. It’s a great way to force yourself to reflect on the most memorable or meaningful aspects of your day in a concise and efficient manner. Try it. You’ll find it’s easy to do by simply making a note in evernote or some similar program and adding your brief reflections to the bottom each day. And contrary to the title of the exercise, you don’t have to confine yourself to just one-sentence. Good luck!

Learn more about using a One-Sentence Journal here:

Source: Find Happiness in Keeping a One-Sentence Journal | Big Think