What is Existential Ergonomics?

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.” --Jean-Paul Sartre What if we could wrestle down life’s big questions using the scientific method? What if we could systematically improve human thoughts, actions, and environments... Continue Reading →

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Web Miscellany: Compilation #8

Hello fellow bloggers! What fun things do you have planned for this Father's Day weekend? I subscribe to a weekly CSA box through a local farm and am looking forward to some fresh delicata squash and strawberries. Yum! I'm also planning to celebrate Father's Day with my family. Feel free to share your favorite findings... Continue Reading →

Why I Refuse To Use Wearable Tech

Apple recent filed a broad patent which revealed that a wearable cuff, presumably the Apple Watch, would include a touchscreen, Bluetooth capabilities, and an "actuator" to accurately gauge blood pressure. This wearable blood pressure monitor would require FDA approval and represent Apple's first foray into medical devices. Thought the first of it's kind, Apple's proposed... Continue Reading →

One Little Ball of Dirt

I attended Catholic school as a child and vividly remember the excitement as blaring sirens drew hundreds of of plaid skirts and navy shorts into a dozen single-file lines. When the monthly fire drills went well, the principal--a stern, gray-haired nun--would announce a "free dress day." The prospective of leaving my stiff skirts and collared shirt... Continue Reading →

Liebster Award Nomination

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by my blogging friend, Genetic Learning. Check out their blog to read the latest news about GMOs (genetically modified organisms). I am honored to be nominated and am excited to participate! Rules Acknowledge the blog who nominated you. Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked. Nominate 11 other... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #7

Hey there! How has your week been? Mine has challenged to practice patience as I navigate the consequences of other peoples' mistakes. I keep thinking of the book Bird By Bird, in which Anne Lamott states the importance of taking everything one step at a time. This mindfulness has helped me seek out, and find,... Continue Reading →

Practicing Non-Attachment

The last month has been a whirlwind of events beyond my control. I've faced challenges in my environment, my career, and my heath. Ten years ago, I would have collapsed under the weight of it all, surely assigning blame to external factors and wallowing in self-pity. Thankfully, over the last decade I've discovered Buddhism and... Continue Reading →

The 10 Principles of Good Design

Gone are the days of home cooking, timeliness fashion, and handcrafted tables. The modern world is instead saturated with fast food, trendy clothing, and build-it-yourself plywood furniture. People buy what's cheap and convenient, gradually filling their homes with poorly-built junk. Everywhere we look, there are too many unnecessary things. I'm currently taking a online course... Continue Reading →

The Danger of Impending Tech Monopolies & What We Can Do

Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress following the Cambridge Analytics investigation. At one point, Senator Lindsey Graham asked if there was an alternative to Facebook. Zuckerberg dodged the question until Graham bluntly asked, "You don't think you have a monopoly?" Tech companies, such as Facebook, don't necessarily drive up prices for... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #6

Welcome to the month of June! Can you believe we're nearly halfway through 2018 already? I sure can't! Do you have anything exciting planned as the the temperature rises? Though I feel like I've done not nothing but work and sleep this month, I'll be continuing that trend to allow my body to continue its... Continue Reading →

Ancient Philosophy: Epictetus

Denny at The Ceaseless Reader Writes challenged me to post about an author or philosopher of the ancient world. I've chosen the Stoic philosopher Epictetus. I'll be sharing three quotes and some additional interesting facts, and will be inviting a few additional bloggers to participate in the challenge. Having attended Catholic school for fifteen years, I've always... Continue Reading →

Savings, Inflation, and Debt Serfdom

I always cringe when I hear my friends say that they will start saving for retirement when they make more money. I don't know about you, but my expenses seem to continually increase in proportion to my income. There will always be car repairs, wedding gifts, expensive medical tests, flooded toilets, and nifty gadgets. We... Continue Reading →

Listening To Your Life

My good friend recently went through a breakup, and her therapist suggested that maybe she didn't listen to her inner voice when entering the relationship; maybe she ignored the little voice that told her that he wasn't a great fit. I think may of us do just that when it comes to our relationships, jobs,... Continue Reading →

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I never wrote poems about love until you stepped into my life. Now, I cannot stop.

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