Category Archives: Blogs
1. From The Art of Simple: “Weekend Links”: by Tsh
- We can’t be friends :: Dugans in Cahoots
- Russell Brand: My life without drugs :: The Guardian
- Dance in your kitchen :: The Nester
- TGIF: Paris, the grass ain’t greener, y’all :: She Loves
- This video is proof that skiing the Olympic downhill course is terrifying :: USA Today
2. From Dooce: “Stuff I found while looking around“:
Liv and Phileas’ photo stream on flickr. Coco is super jealous.
A rough calculation of current rates of soil degradation suggests we have about 60 years of topsoil left. Some 40% of soil used for agriculture around the world is classed as either degraded or seriously degraded – the latter means that 70% of the topsoil, the layer allowing plants to grow, is gone.
Every straight person already knows everything important there is to know about a gay person’s needs and loves and lives. Just look in the mirror. We are human before we are gay or straight. We are you.
- The Inspiration Archive, collected by Teodorik
- This is hilarious, but now I’m going to have nightmares for, oh, the rest of my life.
- I can guarantee you that before this happened not one of these three people ever left a bad tip.
- This. This is for Cami.
- Max Sebald’s Writing Tips: You sometimes need to magnify something, describe it amply in a roundabout way. And in the process you discover something.
3. From The Daily Muse: “Best of the Web-February 16, 2014“:
- I Followed My Own Productivity Advice for a Week (Fast Company)
- How to Get Past the Excuses That Are Holding You Back (Alexandra Franzen)
- What to Do if You’re Stumped During an Interview (POPSUGAR)
- 5 Ways to Make Sure Your Boss Knows Just How Awesome You Are (The Daily Muse)
- Get Almost Everything You Want—For Less (DailyWorth)
- One App to Rule Them All: 30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life (The Art of Manliness)
- 10 Tech Chores for Snow Days (Apartment Therapy)
- The Easiest Way to Add a Little Zen to Your Workday (The Daily Muse)
- How to Watch the Sochi Olympics Online Without a Cable Account(Lifehacker)
- Personalized Print Guides for Showing Your Friends Around New Cities(Springwise)
- How to Bring Paris Into the Bedroom (and Other Breakfast in Bed Ideas)(Fathom)
- 5 Fabulous (and Cheap!) Work Looks From Refinery29 (The Daily Muse)
“In our lives we are faced with a set of core issues that resurface again and again in different settings/ with different people, at different times. These issues involve our relationship with the world, with ourselves, with our Higher Power. These are our life lessons.
Stephanie Covington and Liana Beckett
1. Jane Dough: “betrayal & honesty”:
“Many texts on sex addiction & codependency espouse that sex addicts have relationships to get sex and codependents have sex to get relationships. It’s just been lately that I’ve been able to identify with that.”
“In each scenario, someone is (a) giving something they don’t want to give (b) in an inarticulated bargain (c) for something outside of themselves (d) that they think will make them happy/whole/complete. Men (most often strong on the addict side) and women (most often strong on the codependent side) may have different things they unhappily give away/ attempt to covertly acquire, but the SYSTEM is the same.”
“Example 1: This is in direct contrast to, for example, purchasing a Pepsi at a convenience store. The price tag says $1. The exchange is clear & direct. I don’t just stick $1 in the tip cup, silently hoping I’ll be handed a Pepsi and then grumble if I’m not. I also don’t pressure the cashier to toss in a candy bar for free. Likewise, the clerk doesn’t then jack up the price once I’m holding the beverage in my hot little hand. It is an honest transaction.”
“Example 2: That dysfunctional, unclear, expectation-filled system is also markedly contrasted by 2 friends seeing a show together that they both want to see, with someone they like to do that activity with, in a price range they can afford, at a time & location that is convenient, and in a relationship which has no unspoken grudges. (*Poof* goes the resentment factor, “bye-bye” drama triangle.)”
“I’m learning to practice newer, stricter, deeper levels of emotional honesty. This is directly linked with an increased ability to create safety. That is an outgrowth of crediting and prioritizing the messages of my gut/intuition. None of which can happen without some sense that “I am OK” and “Having needs is OK.”
“It’s a subtle change that revolutionizes everything: like a few drops of very hot sauce altering the entire dish.”
2. From Woman Anonymous7: “How Far I’ve Come”:
“Last night I was looking at some phrases I’ve kept on a piece of paper beside the bed to remind me about what I’ve learned from discovering Husband’s sex addiction.”
- I can find peace and freedom in surrender and gratitude
- I’m powerless. Just admit it and surrender (over and over and over again)
- One day at a time.
- My most important relationship is with my higher power, which I am an expression of
- My most important actions are to use my life and my abilities to be of service as an expression of love, compassion and non-duality, and to celebrate everything I have.
- If I listen for it I will always hear the voice of higher power.
- Pain, fear and all kinds of adversity are opportunity. I can allow both the good and the bad to be gifts.
- What am I resisting?
- I can always choose the most empowering context.
- Surrendering to the moment at hand is usually the most powerful response.
- Have fun!
- If I forget all of this, remembering is the next part of my journey
“As I looked at that list, I realized how much of this has become who I am. I don’t need this piece of paper as much as I used to, because much of what I’ve learned has become fundamentally integrated into my approach to the world.”
“It made me happy to realize that I’ve really grown and changed in some very potent ways.”
“I’m proud of myself, because it wasn’t an easy road, and it could have gone many different ways.”
Some good links about sexual addiction:
3. Sexual Addiction–Breaking It Down offers Christ-centered support for men and women seeking recovery from lust and compulsive sexual behaviors.
4. The five common traits of sex addicts: unloved–untouchable–dissatisfied–self-deception– and secretive from Barb Rogers’s Sex Addiction: Explanation or Excuse? 5 Common Traits
6. From The New York Times: When Your Partner is a Sex Addict
Bloggers need to learn ways to grow his/her audience. Social media offers many avenues to market blogs. For those of you who are confused by social media, I will be posting articles and/or posts that explain which social media tools will help you to do whatever you choose to do.
For your social media hub–your landing pages–should be a free blog from wordpress. I have over 20 blogs and have done each with a different theme to show you some of the many choices you have for how your blog looks.
The wordpress themes I’ve used:
The two blogs I have created to show you a social media hub.
For the five blogs I created to teach blogging—I used the theme,Mystique by digitalnature. But for these five blogs, because they were part of the set of five blogs, I further tied them together by using boat photos for each of the five blogs.
I used other themes for the following: