We've all done things we wish we could take back. Regret can eat away at us for years. How can we make it go away? Surprisingly: Watch a movie!
What Did I Watch and What Did It Teach Me? I want to start checking in what media I watch/play. Almost in the same way I might log calories or track moods. Why? We watch/play media without really thinking about why. We spend dozens of our leisure hours every week interacting with media, soaking up … Continue reading What Am I Learning From Media? – Check-In #1
(This is part of a new series about emotionally intelligent YouTube channels. YouTube can either be addictive or educational; it is in our best interest to learn how to navigate its murky waters so we can use it as a cultural tool for bettering ourselves. The channels recommended in this series can, if we practice mindful watching, … Continue reading YouTube We Need: Sexplanations
It’s difficult to describe Emilia Fart. Self-proclaimed “creepy goblin girl”, Fart uploads embarrassing videos of herself to YouTube as an exhibitionist form of therapy. From here on, it's important to keep in mind: Emilia Fart is NOT a character. The name isn't real, but when you watch her videos, you are watching a real person expressing herself.
If we have trouble forgiving small offenses we might find it hard to know the difference between mistakes and betrayals. Something goes wrong and we feel a twinge of panic - we feel overlooked, disrespected, and burdened by our offender. If we're particularly sensitive to others' mistakes our entire days can be soured by someone's … Continue reading Thoughts: On Forgiving the Little Things
Today, it seems easier than ever to become famous. All you need is a smartphone and a winning personality. We're tickled by the internet's ability to quickly thrust someone onto the world stage of fame (or escorted off it), but we might also long for it for ourselves. We, on some level, want to be … Continue reading Thoughts: On Wanting Fame
What does it mean to be generous in a relationship? Being generous feels like a duty to give our attention, time, and energy to others. To give our efforts towards pleasing others and to do it gracefully. However, it can be difficult to find a balance. Many of us, saddled by experiences in our childhoods, … Continue reading Thoughts: On Generosity in Relationships
"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." - Kurt Vonnegut Softness is an unfortunately overlooked skill. Softness, … Continue reading Thoughts: On The Strength of Softness
Something really stings when we see somebody from a similar background - someone from our school, work, or circle of friends - somehow have the energy to get something we always wanted. Although we might feel envious of the super rich and famous, we rarely feel jealousy for these distant, otherworldly people. Jealous stings the … Continue reading Thoughts: Coping with Jealousy
Florence, the first game from the promising Mountains studios, is a gorgeously designed "interactive love story" for our smartphones. Mountains studios has taken this love story about a woman named Florence Yeoh and punctuated it with audience contribution that infuses the audience experience with invested joy and sadness. Florence is a game we need. This game … Continue reading Games We Need: Florence