DBT SkillCard: The App Adventure Continues

My all-time record stretch on this great mindfulness and cognitive therapy app is 62 days straight… And as you can see, I’m now about to break it (entirely due to the developer’s kind response to a request for a post-midnite option for anyone working unusual hours).    I do feel that more and more, …

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 …

John Franklin Stephens

John Franklin Stephens wrote this response to Ann Coulter’s use of the R-word (“retard”) regarding POTUS BHO. I often use the R-word; it’s a (bad) habit that I’m trying to change.  Mr. Stephens expresses more reasons why I must continue to change, and stop saying this word: “I thought first of asking whether you meant …

Notes on Nationalism: George Orwell

Orwell said in 1984 that “the best books were the ones which told you what you already knew”; I felt that exact way in reading this essay of his.  One item that hooked my particular attention was this: PACIFIST: Those who ‘abjure’ violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf. …