Sunday, December 12, 2010

Are you trying to fit in...or stand out?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

For undergrad, there's a saying that between sleeping, studying, and partying, there is time for only two. Well, in grad school, there is time for only one.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The sarcasm dripped from his words like the sweat off of his forehead.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A psychosocial lattice has been placed over reality and, with time, has become so welded onto it that one can longer tell the one from the other.
Okay, I will put on some (mental) Bandaids and get back to work.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Some people run for their lives. I run not for my life, but for life itself.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's as if he was holding a 6, and afraid to turn it in for fear of getting a 2, 3, 4, or 5...failing to realize that there were more, better possibilities (7, 8, 9, 10, jack, etc.) than the worse possibilities that monopolized his emotions.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I run because my laziness's broken.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mediated moderation and moderated mediation: Two Tales of One City.

Friday, July 9, 2010

To care about a person is to care about his feelings, his preferences, his goals...And, thus, the contrapositive is also true: To dismiss his feelings, preferences, and goals...are all indicators of lack of caring at best, and malicious regard at worst.

Monday, July 5, 2010

How often is a girl wrong when she thinks she feels a loose strand of hair somewhere on her? Never.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Bad times happen to give us the opportunity to distinguish between those friends who are fair weather and those who are truly committed to us.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Looking good may be important, but it's far more important to actually be good.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

You know you've become a runner when your inner commentary changes from "I can do it this time" to "I can do it better this time."

Friday, May 21, 2010

The only time and place in which you will ever get anything done is right here, right now.
He who can extract all from me shall have all of me, and I, then, shall have all of myself in another.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Transcend trends and be your own brand.

Monday, May 17, 2010

"One of the advantages of culture, then, is to attenuate the inherent limitation of fallible human cognition" (Caporael, 2001). This suggests that others can help a group member out that is in in some way lacking; in other words, reducing a shortcoming. Caporael left open, though, the other advantages, so I fill in...the other advantage of culture, then, is to augment the overall potential for accomplishment beyond that of the already-optimally-functioning individual; that is, a synergy or gestalt effect of a unified people.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I found myself and I, I am not better version is somewhere else.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The parlance that plays off our lips is heavily informed by the words we consistently surround ourselves with- through our conversations and literature read.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

It is advisable to pay attention to the details, for that is where the truth is.

Monday, March 15, 2010

There is a pivotal distinction between questioning a person and questioning a person with a twinkle in your eye...the former makes that person defensive and closed...stagnant; the latter intrigues and challenges that person and moves them toward growth, all the while in good spirit.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Although feeling that one is not understood by others could be lonely, it seems this feeling would be preferable to the seclusion and emptiness of lacking self-understanding (sometimes the result of changing to be better 'understood' by others).

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

People want to think that they improve over time. To reduce cognitive dissonance of possibly having regressed instead, they label the current status positively with such words as "maturity," or "enlightenment" for realizing 'inevitable' limitations of one's previously promising trajectory...To be able to label the present as inferior to a prior occasion, however, produces dysphoria on the one hand, but maintains a certain standard and perhaps reality on the other hand, compared to the apparent shifting standards of positive labels. Of course, such labeling of regression could be done by either those people who know themselves rather well and prefer reality, or are simply pessimistic or with low self-esteem; unfortunately, the manifest behavior/attitude finds it difficult to tease apart the pessimists from the wise.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What does "love" look like? And what are the requisites of a "fairy tale?"
Re-framing your schemas for these two things may make you re-categorize observed actions and situations as 'love' or a modern-day 'fairy tale,' and may leave you with an unanticipated calm and satisfaction.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Eating a talking cupcake = anthropomorphic cannibalism?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It is virtuous to be fair. But well-intended fairness is legitimate only to the extent that it is well-informed, for perceived fairness built on limited knowledge may be objectively unjust if all the facts were considered. Thus, fairness must be informed fairness to deliver the goal.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Everyone so desperately wants to be who they currently are; but precious few are- currently- who they want to be.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

If we routinely let 'the situation' get the better of us, then we would all converge on a homogeneous existence. Excuses containing the antecedent- i.e. "I had to because of the circumstances"- should not be used, for underlying implications of such use yield conclusions of existential crisis...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Let your well-being be well.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Your words...woven into an airtight lattice, provide a vertical façade and a horizontal safety net.