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 #28

Hello sweet friends! At time of posting, I was supposed to be strapped onto a table with a huge metallic tube whirling around me, radioactive sugars coursing through my veins. However, after several weeks of a persistent internal nagging, I've decided to postpone the PET scan until after we've reviewed some other labs. Me, my... Continue Reading →

The Absence of Color

Two days ago, my boyfriend swerved suddenly while driving on the freeway. My head snapped to the right to assess what had just happened. I saw other cars merging away from a black Escalade as the driver rested his elbow on the open window, pointing and lifting. I could have sworn I saw his lips... Continue Reading →

A Burden and A Gift

I entered 2019 with exceedingly high hopes. Health, wealth, prosperity and new beginnings were surely waiting on the other side of midnight. Though I know that January 1st is an arbitrary date, I had dreamed of leveraging its symbolism. If healthy eating, light exercise, meditation, affirmations and being proactive weren't quite enough, maybe the promise... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #27

Hello beautiful friends! What's new in your world? What fun plans do you have on the agenda? I hope it's a good one! Here's a fun fact: I've been registered on WordPress for over eight years. It's incredible to look back on how much I've grown since my fledgling self decided to start a blog,... Continue Reading →

Homework For Life

Every day is composed of moments. Even during those phases of life in which we feel like we're reliving the same day over and over again, drowning in the monotony. Whether stuck in bed suffering chronic illness, home all day caring for an infant or glued to an office chair for forty hours a week,... Continue Reading →

Micro-Victories: January In Retrospect

January was a roller-coaster of a month, which began with extreme optimism and spiraled down into mild disappointment. However, the theme of the month turned out to be micro-victories. In spite of a pervasive and crushing sense of worry and my hapless grasping for control, I did make some progress. Self-Growth Wins Maintained a daily... Continue Reading →

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