10 anti-anxiety channels for your brain remote.

You know that feeling you get when you hear the OnDemand menu or DVD intro on loop? But you can’t find the remote to change it? So you just have to keep hearing it like some prisoner-of-war camp torture method? That’s kinda how anxiety-inducing thoughts are for me. Same annoying thing running circles in my head. And just like the jailers with the war prisoners, it’s usually doing that because.. Read More

The demon whisperer

I read this quote in an artsy journal a couple years ago: The book was this Barnes & Nobles find – filled with similar quotestagraphics from famey folk (ranging from Radiohead’s lead singer to phrases like Rilke’s) and meant for the purchaser to pen in all their various mental ruminations and bad habits. A vice diary, if you will. Naturally, I gave it away as a gift (instead of putting.. Read More

You’re either setting a good or bad habit. Right this second.

Don’t ask me why, but this quote on the mind kinda blew mine the other day: “Whatever you’re doing, right now, you’re physically altering the structure of your brain to become better at it.” It seems simple. And I shouldn’t have been that wowed by it. But, as a habit-hacking seeker who constantly gets trapped by my own tedious tendencies, it grabbed me on more than one level. Whatever you.. Read More

“The wandering mind’s not always lost”

Tried to watch “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” for the second time last week. Ben, it’s not you, it’s me. I’m sure it’s a great film, but it’s next-level inception depressing just how “it’s me” the issue is. The whole movie’s concept is the “me issue” – I gave this film a second go, and ya wanna know what happened? I started… daydreaming. And missed like… all of it… Read More