Browsing All posts tagged under »Self-Help«

“F*#k the Job” #76

January 25, 2012

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I’m a couple of weeks into the new job at the most dysfunctional restaurant ever, and I’m really trying my best to stay positive.  Every time the owner, who I must repeat looks like a mental institution escapee and sounds like a bear or perhaps wild boar, comes into the restaurant, he berates the managers, […]

“Free At Sea” #53

May 27, 2011

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I like to set every course of adventure with an intention.  A purpose.  A trajectory of meaning.  Going on this cruise I intended to experience not only some desperately needed peace of mind, but clarity about ascending to a better place in life, and most importantly, developing a special bond with myself. When we boarded […]

“Class is in Session” #46

April 13, 2011

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I was late to my first community writing class at the Comsewogue Public Library.  As you may have imagined, it was because my father needed to stop at Walmart first for a little swindling action.  Priorities are priorities.  I was lucky he was even doing me the grandiose favor of chauffeuring me to my ‘waste […]

“The Little Engine That Could” #44

April 6, 2011

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Now that I’m living with my parents, I’m no longer just living for myself.  I have my mother’s pride and reputation to think about.  So when she volunteer’s my services to her neighbor who needs a babysitter, I try to step forth in the best light possible.  I certainly could use the money, but I’ve […]

“Therapy” #37

March 18, 2011

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To combat the stress of the craziness, both inner and outer, I’ve started doing Tai Chi in the backyard.  Not real Tai Chi, because I’ve never taken a class, but my own version that I’ve made up.  I recall Ralph Macchio in“The Karate Kid”- wax on, wax off – and the old geezers I used […]

“I’m Too Sexy” #27

March 1, 2011

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You wouldn’t think that being 40, unemployed, and forced to live with your nut-job parents would provide any opportunity to feel your innate sexiness… But let me tell you, I am learning a thing or two about how life works and the miraculous surprises around every corner if you are just willing to put down […]