The awareness test… General experiment 1.1

Did you watch the video? NO?…. I’ll wait… really…

don’t mind me, just working on a post while you watch the video… oh you finished? ok! (seriously tho watch the video!)

At some point during their education most everyone has taken a test, its purpose? to gauge our understanding of a broad (or very specific) knowledge. Tests help institutions shape their curriculum as well as help students achieve. In life however, we dont have tests to gauge how well we are doing in a certain area… and more often than not we really dont pay attention with all the balls we have up in the air, as we try to manage our day to day living… so many that sometimes we don’t see the moon walking bear. Continue reading


Dont give up even (especially) if you fail….

The week is over and its time to take the next few days to think about what we have done… what can be done.. and what will be done…  For your viewing pleasure… Derek Redmond 


“There is no failure except in no longer trying. “

~ Elbert Hubbard


Keep experimenting!

Wellness experiment 1.1 update… Yesterday was day 15… halfway…

Observations to date on Wellness experiment 1.1 : So I have been reading a few experiments about willpower and motivation… and how doing well in one area can make you more competent in others. Interestingly enough the strength model of will power was an interesting read… although the most important premise of it was completely debunked (or at least to my satisfaction).  I might write up a summary about it.

I will say that seeing the crosses on the calendar have made it easy for me to want to continue posting in a regular basis, and it really makes me wonder if perhaps I am not ready to add something else to the balance.  I will say that it has become surprisingly cathartic to face some of my own demons in posting, I suppose that is why I am thinking perhaps I am ready to add more to the mix (perhaps this was the first step in transtheoretical model of behavior change that I was reading about)

For the concrete: I HAVE posted daily for the last 15 days, and I dont foresee this being any different in the remaining 15 days of this experiment.  It has been rather easy (especially since I narrowed it down to only one task), and the visibility of the calendar… and the fact that I pass by it several times reminds me that I have something to do.

NOTE: if a PDF is available I will post a link to it, like I did on the strength model of will power and on the counter to the strength model. 

Our Greatest Fear

It is our light not our darkness that frightens us the most

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson