Kill the SHOULDs

Kill the SHOULDs (and Chill Out)

I’ve been the King of SHOULDs for many years. Wait. Before you applaud let me get this straight: this is not a good thing. You see, I had SHOULDs for everything. I had SHOULDs for what I should do, like today, tomorrow, in the coming months, or for the next decade. And for my whole…

Getting Better Takes Time

Getting Better Takes Time

You cannot learn to juggle in one hour. You cannot learn to play guitar in one day. And you cannot learn to ride a bicycle in one week. Ok maybe you can. Maybe it’s just me who suck. Or maybe you’re a genius. But the truth is, for normal people—and by normal people I mean…

karma-is-a-myth

Karma is a Myth

Hi. When I was young(er), I used to believe in a LOT of fantasy stuff and romantic ideas. Too much TV probably. Too many movies about getting mail, too many Disneys I had to watch with my sisters and which made me dream about French kissing Ariel the mermaid before falling asleep. And also an…

The Real Definition of Selfishness

The Real Definition of Selfishness

While I gently press the trackpad of my MacBook Air with 3 of my delicate fingers, a popup comes out of magic powder and delivers the following message: selfishness |ˈselfiSHnis| noun the quality or condition of being selfish: an act of pure selfishness. Oh. Thank you. That was very useful. You asshole program. Well, the…

Depression is No Flu

Depression is No Flu

I’m just back from France. I’ve spent a bit more than a month there for the summer. It was great, thanks for asking. A bit cold though. When my friends and family asked me about my job, I talked about this blog instead. So I unexpectedly ended up spending a good amount of time talking…

Why You Should Never Take Anything Personally

You shouldn’t take things personally. Never, ever. Ever, never. And I’m gonna tell you why. But first, I’ll tell you why I did take every single little thing personally for so many years, and, if you can relate, maybe why you might be doing it too. STARTING LIFE WITH A WRONG BELIEF My mom was…