What’s so Bad about Being ‘Alone’?

lone backpacker

How many times in our crazy, busy world do we find ourselves avoiding moments of alone time? We’ve all been there and we’ve all met them. You know, those people who struggle to stop talking, who always have to have a TV on, or a buddy to talk to at all hours of the day. They can’t be single, and they can’t let their friends be single. It’s like the world is filled with people looking for a solution for ‘alone’.

But do we ever stop to appreciate the lessons ‘alone’ might have to teach?

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Interesting Link Reads (March 21, 2014)

Sunrise over a city

It’s time for another weekly links, so take a read of what’s on offer this week. I’ve included a mix of things to ponder, inspire, and give you a laugh. :D

 

10 Things That Will Happen When You Start Pursuing Your Dreams

As a person living a creative life, I can definitely say I’ve encountered at least a few of these, including moments of vulnerability, and having to let go of people who couldn’t understand my life choices.

Number eight resinated most:

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Deep & Meaningful Inspiration: Sandi Metz, Tells Your Future (it’s not as geeky as you might think).

Bubble Car

In the future we will all drive bubble cars… I think…

I wanted to share this 45 minute talk from the 2013 LoneStarRuby Conference, an event for those in the software development field (if this isn’t your field don’t get discouraged, read on). While I’ve transcribed the crux of the presentation, I urge you to set aside time to watch the while video. Not only does Sandi Metz, give an intriguing and historical run through of the progression of writing and type, but she also goes deeper into life’s intricacies when it comes to the inevitability of change. More to the point she discusses, quite eloquently, how we should deal with change.

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Why We Choose to Love Bad People.

Bottle of poison

When I started this article I wanted to explore the reasons why people skip healthy partnerships, in favour of unhealthy ones. At first I thought this piece would be about dating, but as I got deeper, I began to realise that this pattern can be found in all types of relationships.

So let me start with why I believe we keep bad or poisonous people around.

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Weekly Links Mash Up – March 15, 2014.

WARNING adders sign

Ok, it’s that time of the week again, and today I have some really interesting links to share. Did you know there was a time when women were perceived as the more sexually dominated of the sexes? Or that much of what we currently consider ‘manly’ might be on the verge of extinction? 

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“A Handy Tip for the Easily Distracted” by Miranda July

Kitty stealing pen distraction

I had to share this video with my blog followers as it would have to be the most original idea I’ve seen to beat distraction. Even though my computer is both my means of productivity AND distraction, “A Handy Tip for the Easily Distracted” by Miranda July, still provides what I’d call a great motivator in getting stuff done.

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Should you apologize to an ex, even if years have passed?

Quote on Apologies

While doing my research for this article, I found the general answer to this question was, NO. So in my typical fashion, I’m going to buck the trend and say that, YES, if you’re doing it for the right reasons, you should apologize to an ex. Even if many years have passed.

The following is a list of common arguments against an apology, and how I believe they don’t really stand up.

So here we go…

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Spicy Coconut and Lentil Soup

SpicyCoconut Lentil Soup

A few years back I was doing work on a film set. It was cold, it was winter, and we were working outside the entire time. At lunch the catering team served cupfuls of soup to keep us warm, and it was easily the most delicious soup I’ve ever tried. Afterwards I searched to find a similar recipe, but had no luck. Continue reading

You HAVE to Watch this Video: “Birds on a Wire”.

Bird on wire

I just wanted to share this awesome video and musical score. It is the winner of the YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial Award, by Jarbas Agnelli

Below is an explanation of how the piece was composed, and underneath is the actual video:

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When Bad Dating Advice Happens to Good People.

Man proposing marriage

Let me begin by apologising to anyone hoping this article will be a humorous piece about dating mishaps. If that’s you, click away now. Today’s post is about 5 pieces of crappy dating advice everyone uses, which only serves to keep good people single.

So here they are…

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