Judge Jason Weighs Positive Thinking Versus Negative Thinking

I thought a lot about recently judging my acquaintance, whom I had allowed to smoke marijuana in my kitchen rather than making them go outdoors; they wouldn’t conform to my idealized notions about blowing their smoke directly out the window, and my apartment reeked of cannabis smoke. After deciding that it was actually all my …

Hot Yoga, Week 18: Are You There Shiva? It’s Me, Jason

Overall, this may be a triumphant week for me in hot yoga classes at Gyan Yoga. I used to experience great mental and emotional challenges in yoga classes; not to get all wishy-washy about it, but I didn’t know how to combat the accompanying feelings of doubt and insecurity and shame and guilt and inferiority, …

Hot Yoga, Week 16: Downward Dog

This week, I’m really glad that I joined Gyan Yoga.  Joing Gyan Yoga has been, so far, the top decision of my year, I think.  I feel like an athlete; despite an athletic history of rock climbing and swimming and mountain hiking, I’ve never, ever thought of myself as “an athlete”.  Now, on top of …

Optimistic Pessimist

Taking this Optimism/Pessimism test, I guessed what my classification would be: Quite A Pessimist This quiz’s creator attributes positive optimism to “external thinking” and negative pessimism to “internal thinking”, and the reading on these was most interesting.  I’m really going to try to monitor my thoughts more as they occur in the next while, and …