Blog Category: Self-care

10 Years a Drug Addict

In 2010 I became a full-blown drug addict. I had gotten divorced a few years earlier. I’d been broke at least three times by 2010. I had lost two homes by then.…

In 2010 I became a full-blown drug addict. I had gotten divorced a few years earlier. I’d been broke at least three times by 2010. I had lost two homes by then. I had failed at many businesses. Many times I had considered suicide or, at the very least, had no idea how I was […]

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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

I’m trying a new thing that’s important to me. There’s constant fear mongering on tons of issues. When Iran got in the news, my kids were worried it was the end of…

I’m trying a new thing that’s important to me. There’s constant fear mongering on tons of issues. When Iran got in the news, my kids were worried it was the end of the world and they would be drafted. So I did a podcast with an expert (as opposed to a spectator on Facebook shouting […]

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Self-Help Dictators, Stillness, and Altucher’s Book Club!

Kim Il-sung killed millions of people while supreme leader of North Korea for 50 years. “People only get free from oppression through struggle.”–Kim Il-sung. Kim Il-sung was the self-help, failure-porn motivational speaker…

Kim Il-sung killed millions of people while supreme leader of North Korea for 50 years. “People only get free from oppression through struggle.”–Kim Il-sung. Kim Il-sung was the self-help, failure-porn motivational speaker of his time. Anyone who disagreed with him was “disappeared.” — In the mid ’00s, I was getting a divorce and my latest […]

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Fecal Matter and Zen Will Make You Better

If you take the fecal matter of a thin rat and put it into the rectum of a fat rat, the fat rat gets thinner. If you take the fecal matter of…

If you take the fecal matter of a thin rat and put it into the rectum of a fat rat, the fat rat gets thinner. If you take the fecal matter of a fat rat and put it into the rectum of a thin rat, the thin rat gets fatter.  That thin rat must get […]

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How to Be an Ultimate Fighter

“This tube you see coming out of me is directly connected to my heart and pumps liquid into it, tricking my heart into thinking it’s OK.” I had asked the cab driver…

“This tube you see coming out of me is directly connected to my heart and pumps liquid into it, tricking my heart into thinking it’s OK.” I had asked the cab driver what that machine was. I saw the tube sticking out of his side. “Are you OK?” He looked at me through his mirror […]

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Person, Places, or Things?

My friend wanted to be a famous artist. But she said, “I can do it in Paris. I feel that will inspire me.” She had unopened paintbrushes in her apartment. Waiting to…

My friend wanted to be a famous artist. But she said, “I can do it in Paris. I feel that will inspire me.” She had unopened paintbrushes in her apartment. Waiting to be packed.  Twenty years later, she’s a computer programmer at an accounting firm in California. Another friend of mine is divorced and thinks […]

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The Autobiography of My Meditation

I wanted to see women naked. But I was too ugly. I was 12. I had a cyst so big I could Airbnb it out if I had it now. I had…

I wanted to see women naked. But I was too ugly. I was 12. I had a cyst so big I could Airbnb it out if I had it now. I had acne all over my face. My hair was tangled like dreadlocks. My glasses were huge and bent. I had braces and metal all […]

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