Monthly Archives: July 2010

Re-Training for Success

Life is good. I’ve been quite active, for the past few days, and I’m settling into my job better each week. My office got moved closer to the rest of my team, so now I’m in the thick of it, … Continue reading

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Being better than that

Well, this has been a mixed week. On the one hand, I’ve been settling in more and more at work, taking on more projects and getting synched up with my team and the larger department. I’m making good progress, and … Continue reading

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Exercises in frailty

… and humanity, too. I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, about what I’ve recorded here in this blog over the past few years. It hasn’t always been pretty, it hasn’t always been very smart, and in places — looking back … Continue reading

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Everyday focus, everyday samadhi

An interesting thing happens when I focus on my breath. I get distracted. Seriously. I count my breaths, and I get to about 14 or so, then all of a sudden, my brain “changes the channel” like it’s handling a … Continue reading

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Choosing hope, requesting help

I woke up today in a state of total, unremitting despair. All the world, it seemed, was caving in on me, and there was no place for me to turn. Looking around my life from the central point of my … Continue reading

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Mind Your Gray Matter – Kim Gorgens at TEDxDU

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Making up the difference

Things are coming together. The weeks are passing, and I’m getting more and more into the swing of my work. I’ve gotten past the initial worry of not keeping up, and I’m going with the confidence that I have in … Continue reading

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What she said

http://karaswanson.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/cast-it-on-out-there/

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It just seems to take forever…

My neuropsych is away this week, so I didn’t have a regular meeting to debrief the changes I’ve been going through. Work has been really good, but home life is extraordinarily difficult. Money problems will do that. We’re going through … Continue reading

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So I went to a zen meditation group last night…

Strangely enough, they wouldn’t be quiet. Either it was chanting liturgy or “discussing” some heady facet of zen/buddhism. We sat in silence for 25 minutes, which was good. But other than that, it was a very noisy evening. Odd… I … Continue reading

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