Adversity, Daily Awareness Practice, Process, Productivity

Fill Up the Day

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sometimes all we can do is find something to occupy our time and devote ourselves to it. Whether it […]

Daily Awareness Practice, Growth

The One Great Adventure

There is only one great adventure and that is inwards towards the self. – Henry Miller There is only one person on whom our fates depend: ourselves. So accept that responsibility and you’ll be presented an incredible opportunity. A boundless potential offered […]

Meta, Writing

So, this will be interesting…

I’m going to use this as a fairly experimental, though well curated, home to explore different ideas and retain information to come back to later.  Namely, I’m going to try to give it a very Wiki-esque feeling. Exactly what that means is […]

Meta, Perspective, Writing

Name Change…

Gonna change the name of this blog to “The Middle Me”. It seems fitting, what with my recent focus on Buddhism (the “middle way”), self-improvement, and the idea that it’s all a process – this blog, growing, and life. 

Beginner's Mind, Habits


This is the moment of embarking. All auspicious signs are in place. In the beginning, all things are hopeful. We prepare ourselves to start anew. But in order to start, we must make a decision. This decision is a commitment to daily […]

Daily Awareness Practice, Introspection

Self-Reference (DAP)

You can’t make a place for yourself in the sun if you keep taking refuge under the family tree. — Helen Keller Today, consider yourself not in relation to others, but as the unique creature you are. Don’t try to reference who […]

Change, Daily Awareness Practice, Hope

Sailing For New Lands (DAP)

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. — Andre Gide That momentary, seemingly endless change in perspective is often needed to gain clarity on a situation. Because when you are so […]

Daily Awareness Practice, Perspective

Imaginary Problems: DAP

One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations. — Steve Allen So stop trying to fix them! You can’t fix what ain’t broken (let alone what doesn’t even exist), […]