Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Link Love (2013-08-31)

Thought-provoking 23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert – Huffington Post “This is where the “practice” of relationship comes in. If we treat relationship as a process, and more importantly a practice, rather than a destination, we will have a more realistic attitude that can then help us deepen our relationships AND move us toward wholeness. …

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Escaping an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

This post was originally published about a year ago on a site called Silence, Cupcake, which has since closed. Therefore I’ve decided to republish the piece here: Have you ever been in a relationship, where your partner made you feel like you were going crazy? Eroded your sense of reality and made you doubt your …

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Link Love (2013-08-24)

Thought-provoking “So when people felt power, they really did have more trouble getting inside another person’s head. “What we’re finding is power diminishes all varieties of empathy,” says Dacher Keltner, a social psychologist at University of California, Berkeley, not involved in the new study. He says these results fit a trend within psychological research.” When …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a classic for a reason, because even today, more than 80 years after it’s publication, it is still relevant. Everything still hits a little too close to home, and the future portrayed is not so unrealistic or far away. Huxley might have gotten certain details wrong, things he couldn’t …

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Link Love (2013-08-20)

Thought-provoking “The idea that nongenital physical affection can only be motivated by sexual desire and can therefore only have sexual connotations is disgusting, harmful, and unfair. It has created a society where people can rape their romantic partners or close friends and feel excused in doing so, where it’s easy for people to pressure romantic …

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Link Love (2013-08-17)

Thought-provoking “Before we actually sat and meditated, both Brian and Leo talked a bit about meditation. One of the best pieces of advice they gave was that when you want to stop meditating, don’t. When you again want to stop, don’t. But on the third time, let yourself go; open your eyes and stand up.” …

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August Twitterature 2013

This month I’ve read 5 books, but have shared almost no book reviews as I was back in Denmark on holidays with no laptop.As always, this is a part of Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Roundup and consists of short, casual book reviews in less than 140 characters. Søster til låns (Borrowed Sister) by Anna Bridgwater: A Danish book on …

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Writer’s Wednesday: To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink

My apologies for the lack of Writer’s Wednesdays recently, I have been very busy with other stuff (including a 1½ week trip to Denmark without my laptop). I have been reading plenty, and will try to get caught up on reviews over the next month or two. About a month ago I read To Sell …

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Link Love (2013-08-10)

Thought-provoking “As a society I feel like we’re far too concerned with filling our time, a function served by acquaintances, and not concerned enough with filling our minds/hearts, which is what good friends are for. The average level of conversation in my life has spiked upwards, as has the inspiration and motivation I get from …

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Link Love (2013-08-03)

Thought-provoking How to Keep Habits Going During Travel – Zen Habits “When you realize that you have many bad or mediocre habits that are holding you back in life, you may start to feel overwhelmed. Where should you begin? Should you upgrade your health habits? Attempt a 30-day supertrial? Commit to working an hour a day on …

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