I went grocery shopping today on my own. I was carrying some 20 lbs of groceries up the steps to get home.
I ran into Leo, my musician friend. I explained to him that carrying those 20 lbs of groceries illustrated to me what it was like to climb the steps a year ago, when I was about 20 lbs heavier. In 18 months I shed 40 lbs.
He said: Losing 40 pounds is hard work.
I said "no it isn't..." He wanted to know how, and I told him that is what I get paid the big bucks for. He laughed, but it got me thinking. Continue reading "Reframing: is losing weight hard? is it hard work? or is it something else?"
I have found, that the biggest "deterrent" for me from getting something new done is a version of visual/mental overwhelm: when my wires get crossed.
Any occurrence of not understanding something begins the process.
As a dyslexic, this happens quite often, especially when there is a form to fill out: what is most likely normal for people with a normal brain is gobbledygook to me.
Now, it is not necessarily their fault...
As I am working in tandem with my marketing client, it is clear that he has none of my difficulties. He has other difficulties, but not brain scramble difficulties.
Continue reading "Life is unnecessarily hard for us. How do I know? We are in it together…"
I spent yesterday reading the novel the 1997 Dutch film (Character) was based upon. Of course they changed a few things, and the film left me in deep quandary. The title didn't make sense. The whole dynamic didn't make sense. So I read the book.
Most movies' ending is clear... this is probably only the second movie that left me with questions: WTF just happened? The other movie is the 2002 Chinese movie "Together".
Anyway, I read the Character book. It was written in 1938.
I did learn what the title was about. And I learned a lot more.
This article is not about the movie, this article is about what makes a man a Man. Continue reading "Ambition versus Desire… Why ambition has become a dirty word, and who does it serve?"