Fate loves the fearless

Mad in the blood

Thank you so much, Mr. Ferris!
start where you are
butterbee

Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory
start where you are
butterbee

Guess who's back?
start where you are
butterbee
notachoice

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio
start where you are
butterbee

Link Love: How Video Games Can Help Us Achieve Mindfulness
start where you are
butterbee
New video games are being designed to improve focus and boost pro-social goals.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/neuronarrative/201403/how-video-games-can-help-us-achieve-mindfulness
Tags:

Coconut Milk from Shredded Coconut in the Crockpot
start where you are
butterbee
Southern Ontario always gets its heatwaves but this year it has come with a humidity. I hate humid heat! It leaves me without an appetite and water just doesn't seem to cut it when it comes to really quenching my thirst.

I have found that coconut milk really helps with both the appetite and thirst quenching thing but purchasing it is really expensive and I am stone-broke these days since I've been too sick to work.

Luckily I figured out how to make coconut milk in the crockpot last night after reading that:

"Coconut milk is actually a combination of equal parts of shredded coconut and water, simmered and then strained through cheesecloth, squeezing out as much of the essence of the pulp as possible." [Link]

So I just threw some organic shredded coconut in with a bunch of water and cooked it on warm overnight and then strained out the coconut and it worked! It is so delicious and I can't believe how cheap it is to make. You can use the leftover shredded coconut again to make more milk or use it to make coconut flour or have hot rice and coconut cereal instead.

This is going to save me a ton of money so I figured I should write up a quick post in case my other cash-strapped friends would find it helpful too. :)
Tags:

A Return to Dice Living
start where you are
butterbee
I can't deny it anymore. I am in a major rut. I feel like I have somehow found myself in the movie 'Groundhog Day' and just like Bill Murray's character I find myself re-living the same day over and over again and just can't get it right.

There is only one thing I've ever found to ease this feeling of slow death by too much familiar.....and that is Luke Rhinehart. Years ago he got me hooked on the concept of die-ing but I had to give it up because I found my life had fallen into total chaos and unfortunetly the point of dice living is to add 'organized chaos' into a stable system in order to make life more fun. If you add 'organized choas' into an already unstable system, all you have to look forward to is pretty much a mental breakdown.

But that was then and today is a new day, a stable day......a mind-numbingly boring day. A day to stop taking myself and my problems so seriously and fall into a heady love affair with chance.

Since we are starting over again I figured we should start slow. Something that has a 'Lazy Sunday' feel to it, even though it is a Monday. Let's roll the dice shall we?

Image Credit: http://moola.gamesworldonline.com/play/yahtzee/description.php

Keep Reading 'The Book of the Die'


Hula Hoop


Finish 'The Mary Kay Way'


Work Instead of Play


Papier Mache


Take a Nap


Ready to see my cute assistant make the roll?

VideoBam.com
Click on the 'Close to Play' to see the video. I am too poor to afford real web hosting. ;)
Powered by VideoBam - Free Video Hosting

Letters to Myself: Plot Twist
start where you are
butterbee


Image credit: http://zerodean.com/zero-talking/when-something-goes-wrong-in-your-life-just-yell-plot-twist-and-move-on/

Neurohacker vs Neurotoxin: Ruminating? Try overloading your brain.
start where you are
butterbee

One way to ‘get away’ from that place is to direct your mind and your senses to do other things. If your senses are fully occupied you’ll have no time to be stressed.

First things first you should close your eyes. You get a lot of information coming in visually and to be able to control it better you should stop that sensory overload. The next thing that you should do is start focusing on very specific things to do with each sense all at the same time so that you don’t have time to focus on anything else.

With your eyes try and focus on a point in the darkness, with your ears listen to the ringing of your blood, with your touch focus on the air coming in through your nose, down your throat, filling up your lungs and out. This should take your mind away from the situation because your mind is overloaded with trying to do these three things simultaneously and the breathing should slowly relax you.1

This really does work, but just be aware you might experience some side-effects.2 After 10 minutes of overloading my brain.......
Neuro TMI information found hereCollapse )

1. http://mindclockwork.com/how-to-relax-in-stressful-situations/

2. My personal opinion

Can We Learn About Privacy From Porn Stars?
start where you are
butterbee



Great opinion piece on privacy and the recent hysteria over the Duke University student who also was in adult films.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/opinion/sunday/can-we-learn-about-privacy-from-porn-stars.html?_r=1
Tags:

?

Log in